This is not the tale of just one person, one bar or even one spirit. When Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry arrived in New York, they had a plan. A Trojan Horse of a plan: to smuggle the world’s best cocktail bar inside the cozy surroundings of a traditional old Irish pub. It worked.

The Dead Rabbit quickly won the respect of our peers and, most importantly, the devoted appreciation of visitors from all over the world. (And, yeah, we picked up an award or ten as well.)

One newspaper declared, “the Dead Rabbit takes a time-honored tradition of hospitality, a sense of history… and turns them into a modern Irish bar that is accessible, irresistible, even fiercely romantic.” We can live with that.

Of course, it didn’t happen overnight. In all, it took us six years to breathe life into the phenomenon that is the Dead Rabbit.

Six years of planning and dreaming, of failing, then failing better. Finally we got exactly what we wanted: three floors of welcome, with serious cocktails.

An Irish bar that redefined hospitality - the complete experience.


World’s best bar 2016
Best bar in North America 2016
Best bar in North America 2015
Best bar in North America 2014
Best bar in North America 2013


Best bartending/cocktail book 2016 (the Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual)
World’s best cocktail bar 2015
World’s best cocktail menu 2015
World’s best drink selection 2014
Best American cocktail bar 2014
World’s best new cocktail bar 2013
World’s best cocktail menu 2013 International bartender of the year 2013 (take a bow, Jack)

Made fresh

Every cocktail is handmade by an elite team with carefully selected premium spirits and fresh ingredients. We don't add any artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

Delivered chilled

Cocktails are never pasteurised - they are always fresh and are delivered chilled in our sustainable wool lined boxes. All packaging is either completely recyclable or compostable.

Easy to serve

These are finished cocktails, not cocktail kits. We have done all the hard work for you...

Just pour over ice and enjoy!