18 July

The World’s Best Bar Comes to London

The world’s BEST bar is coming to London. No really, it was voted number one bar in the entire world at the esteemed World’s Best Bars 2016.

New York’s much celebrated Irish drinking tavern The Dead Rabbit rolls into Claridge’s Bar for an exclusive week-long pop-up from 15th – 22nd August.

The multi award-winning 19th Century style bar will be recreated right here in London town, complete with ragtime piano playing and authentic New York-style service, bringing Manhattan to the heart of Mayfair.

But what about its weird name? Well we can explain. Originally the brainchild of Irishmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit is named after a notorious Irish street gang that patrolled Lower Manhattan during the mid-19th century. The story of gun-totin’ gang leader John Morissey is told through the bar’s graphic comic-style cocktail menu, which is also being replicated for the Claridge’s pop-up.

A place of pilgrimage for cocktail lovers, The Dead Rabbit occupies a landmark three-storey building in Lower Manhattan, dating back to 1828. The Claridge’s pop-up will recreate its second-floor ‘Parlor’, serving an edited choice of its signature cocktails and specialities from its hearty food menu.

The Dead Rabbit was voted No 1 at the World’s Best Bars 2016 and awarded World’s Best Cocktail Menu at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail bartenders festival in 2015. So you know this is going to be a good one.

Get all the info here.

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