2017 » Top Ten Irish Establishments

The Dead Rabbit

Two innocent guys with just a headful of dreams and stardust in their eyes. That’s who we elbowed passed as we hauled out of JFK, looked around and said, “Okay, New York. You’ll do.” You see, we’d already come a long way. The Dead Rabbit was conceived.

Jack McGarry – cocktail virtuoso, walking drinks encyclopedia and soon to be international bartender of the year.

The other is Sean Muldoon – ice-obsessive, detail-obsessive, and already the creative force behind a world’s best cocktail bar (The Merchant, back in Belfast). Two top dogs in search of a Rabbit. Then we found one.

Jillian Vose appeared and The Dead Rabbit found its Trinity. Jillian Vose’s introduction to the world of hospitality and spirits began in the fine dining establishments of Elements & Jade Bar in Paradise Valley, Arizona, before going on to study hospitality administration at Northern Arizona University. A former whiskey ambassador for Campari America, co-managing its women & whiskies program, Jillian also won the 2013 Rising Stars award from Star Chefs.

Before taking over as Bar Manager and Beverage Director at The Dead Rabbit, she ran the bar program at Death & Co., where her responsibilities included developing menus. It’s a skill she has put to great use here, shaping both our Award-Winning third and fourth menus.

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. 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. This informal ground-floor pub is our take on the great Irish tradition: No-Nonsense, No Airs and Graces. Just your honest, everyday extraordinary. Craft Beer, Bottled Punches, Whiskeys and Whiskies – Galore. Our World-Famous Irish Coffee and the best GUINNESS in New York. That’s right, We said It!

Is there more? Course there is. Fantastic food every day. On Sundays, we serve our legendary Prime Rib Roast – plus the live and very lively Irish SEISIÚN from 6-10PM. Oh, and a DJ three nights a week.