With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s time to think about the best way to celebrate this holiday. Sure, almost every establishment will push stout beer and whiskey, throw up some green colored decorations and claim to be a proper Irish pub -- but there’s much to be said about authenticity. Why celebrate at a bar pretending to be the real thing, when you can come to The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern, a historic pub located in New York City’s Financial District?
With a menu that features Irish staples and bar favorites all year round, this pub and restaurant rings in St. Patrick’s Day this Tuesday, March 17 with a double dose of Irish folk music. In the afternoon, you can check out local fiddlers, pipe players, harpists and guitarists perform tunes together in a proper seisiún, a relaxed, traditional approach to sharing music. Later in the evening, Fraunces Tavern will be filled with a more formal presentation of Irish and Celtic folk music and dance led by the inimitable Sean McNally Band.
As the jigs and reels tell
tales of love and wandering, and while enjoying creamy Irish stouts and
whiskeys from the best selection in the city, you’ll be transported to the atmosphere
of a proper Dublin pub. Certainly, you’ll be spending the holiday inside a
slice of history; Fraunces Tavern is in one of the oldest buildings in the city
and existed as a pub even before the Revolutionary War.
On Tuesday, this is the only place to go for a celebration of Irish culture that is truly attuned to both Ireland’s flavors and the sounds; it’ll be a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day the way it’s meant to be celebrated.
To find out more about St. Patrick’s Day at The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern, or to take a peek at what’s on draft and on the menu, check out the pub online or call (212) 968-1776. Before you know it, you’ll be saying “slainté” to your new best friends.