The Dead Rabbit Is Very Much Alive
IF YOU ARE INTO GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOZE THEN YOU'LL LOVE THE DEAD RABBIT.
No, this is not a hipster taxidermy store where guys with huge beards serve you PBRs, it's an awesome three-story Irish bar/grocery, located in the heart of the financial district. They've just released their new cocktail menu, in honor of their third anniversary, and it pretty much makes you want to a) fight like a super hero and b) fight while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail. The menu brings Dead Rabbit gang leader John Morrissey back to life and mayhem ensues. The first chapter, Resurrection, includes 30 new drinks that are definitely worth trying.
The first floor is dedicated to The Taproom, an informal space where you'll find craft beer, bottle punch, whiskeys of the world, and food. Lunch is served daily with oysters, stews, pies, and sandos. Upstairs you'll find The Parlor. It focuses on communal punch and 72 historically-accurate cocktails dreamed up by the nineteenth century’s most celebrated bartenders. Say whhaaaa? I don't even know what that means but I'll still drink it. Small plates are available all evening, featuring oysters and clams, pâtes du jour, cheese plates, and Irish-British traditions like sausage rolls and chips. Finally, it wouldn't be a truly Irish bar with out traditional "spirit groceries." Stop into their corner nook Grocery where you can buy dry goods including spreads and tapenades, oils and vinegars, olives and pickles, fruit preserves, tinned seafood, dried fruits and nuts, and hard-to-find-Irish and British Imports. Like available, single men with gorgeous accents, good jobs, and perfect teeth.
So if you're near Wall Street and looking for a strong cocktail to erase your worries away (not to mention your trachea - but totally in a "it burns so good" kind of way) then head over to The Dead Rabbit.