Public House - Steps from Grand Central, this American spin on an Irish tavern serves up sophisticated pub grub and a hearty dose of patriotism. If the columns painted red, white and blue and the Americana-inspired infusions (thirsting for an Independence Ice Tea, anyone?) didn't tip you off to this Philly import's nationalistic pride, then the authentic wall-size, 45-star American flag certainly won't let you forget whose turf you're on. Though weeknights draw corporate America suits and weekends usher in the youth of the nation fresh off Metro North, they all gather here for the same shared American pastimes: drinking beer and watching football on HDTV plasma screens. The cavernous brick-walled space is divided into a dining area, a private mahogany-paneled lounge with red banquettes, and an upstairs mezzanine, yet it's the sprawling wraparound bar that sees the most action. There, thirteen drafts of all stripes (from Guinness to Blue Moon to Molson) and specialty martinis ensure a crowd that's never fewer than four deep.