Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Dipsology


The Dead Rabbit

One of the city’s most celebrated bars, The Dead Rabbit gives non-FiDi people a reason to trek down to the FiDi. You can enjoy an informal atmosphere and a beer – or bottled punch – in the downstairs Taproom, which also serves lunch, or go upstairs to the Parlor in the evening for a more refined setting.  The cocktail menu is better described as a book and can also be used as a history lesson of Irish-American New York.

The bar is the work of Sean Muldoon & Jack McGarry, both until recently of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast.  They undertook meticulous research when crafting the menu, and have resurrected a number of forgotten traditions such as the “Pop-Inn” whereby a shot of an herbal or fruity liqueur is added to a lightly hopped beer.  You can choose your poison with flavors ranging from chocolate to orange to artichoke. You can also order any number of slings, fizzes, punches, nogs, daisies, juleps – the list goes on.

Pro tip: Check out L’Heure Verte (the green hour) M-F from 5-7pm for specially priced Absinthe cocktails and $1 oysters

Good for: Cocktails & Oysters – Classic Cocktails – Groups – Happy Hour – Schmoozing with clients/work people

Reservations: Not accepted  |   Max Group Size: 6 in the Parlor, N/A in the Taproom
Food: Small Plates, Lunch   |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes


30 Water Street
near Broad Street

(646) 422 – 7906

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11am-4am, 7 days

Parlor Room
5pm-2am, Mon-Wed
til 3am Thurs-Sat

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