When Irish drinking tavern meets Lower Manhattan you don’t get the kind of Irish pub you may be thinking of. You get The Dead Rabbit; the world’s best bar (two years in a row) and all-round award-winner. If you’re ever in New York, be sure to pay a visit. If you don’t have a trip to the Big Apple planned then you’ll want to be in London during August as The Dead Rabbit is popping-up in the equally prestigious Claridge’s Bar, transforming it into a world of ragtime piano playing and laid back vibes.
The cocktails are described as ‘tipples with a tale’ and, as expected, there is a special focus on whiskey. The Claridge’s version will serve a range of The Dead Rabbit’s signature serves including the Pyscho Killer and the classic Irish Coffee, with a selection of their hearty dishes, which they consider almost as good as the cocktails (that means very good in normal terms). Think Irish lamb stew, Cumberland sausage rolls and lobster sausage rolls. To make it the most authentic experience possible, they are flying over their Beverage Director, Jillian Vose, to work her magic, whilst the bar itself will be transformed into The Dead Rabbit’s second floor ‘Parlor’ room – moody, dim-light and a little bit naughty.
The Dead Rabbit pop-up at Claridge’s Bar will run from 15th – 22nd August