34. The Harp and Hound

City: Mystic, Conn.
Address: 4 Pearl St.
Website: harpandhound.com

Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Mystic, and at one point host to meetings of the Daughters of the Revolution, The Harp and the Hound is like a museum that doubles as a pub. It was opened by Leo Roche, who hails from Limerick, Ireland, as a pub-away-from-pub. Historic building, imported Irish furniture, and Guinness on tap—in other words, everything you need.