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New York’s Dead Rabbit bar to expand

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry have announced plans to expand famed New York bar The Dead Rabbit to almost twice its current size after signing a 17-year lease for the building next door.

New York’s The Dead Rabbit bar will double in size to 5,500 square feet

Work has already begun on the premises, located on 32 Water Street, which will connect the two buildings over two floors. The expansion will double The Dead Rabbit’s space to 5,500 square feet.

Muldoon and McGarry, who opened the venue in 2013, are also planning to launch an Irish whiskey in February, followed by two books: Mixology & Mayhem this spring, and From Barley to Blarney, an Irish Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland in 2019.

In addition, the fifth and sixth comic books in the current menu series will be released this year, followed by a new series of menus.

An outdoor bar will also open at sister site and Cuban-inspired bar BlackTail this year, along with an events space and an “entirely new” concept in the same building.

In 2015, The Dead Rabbit walked away with the coveted World’s Best Bar award at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards.

Check out our in-depth interview with The Dead Rabbit founders last year.

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