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Take a peek inside the New York pub owned by two young Irishmen named 'World's Best Bar'

Published 24/07/2015 | 17:57

The Dead Rabbit.
The Dead Rabbit.

An Irish-owned pub in New York City has won the highest accolade in the bar industry.

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The historical Dead Rabbit pub, owned by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, serves up luxury cocktails and Irish breakfasts.

It was named the World’s Best Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail’s eighth annual Spirited Awards on July 18.

Opened in 2013, the three-storey pub is a fusion of history from Lower Manhattan and Irish heritage.

McGarry and Muldoon previously worked at Belfast’s prestigious The Merchant Hotel.

The menu includes bangers and mash, braised rabbit, shepherd’s pie, and an Irish breakfast.

You can even buy Irish groceries from behind the counter.

“Basically, Sean [Muldoon, co-founder and managing partner] and I wanted to bring together our two favorite styles of bars,” McGarry told the Daily Beast.

“It was the bar that we once worked in—a cocktail bar called The Merchant Hotel—and the bar that we drank in—an Irish pub called the Duke of York. But in order to do that it had to be relevant to New York.”

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