After a predictable colossal rent hike, Chris Byrne and Derek Curtis moved their beloved Midtown pub to Red Hook in July of 2007, causing acute devastation among more than few Midtowners. Opening in the spring of 1996 (on the insipid corner of 29th St. and Lexington Ave.), the joint garnered a faithful following and was voted best authentic Irish pub time and again. The new Red Hook space – still low-maintenance as ever- evokes an authentic Gaelic vibe more than its Manhattan predecessor did, and the small touches that separated them from the other Irish wannabes are still in effect (quiz nights, weekly author readings). There's even wooden-paneled roof to chill out on, with a righteous view of the Manhattan skyline. Still not convinced? There's not one Murray Hill kid to be seen.