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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dead Rabbit from New York Wins Title of World’s Best Bar 2016 Held in London

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of Dead Rabbit
     The Drinks International-officiated awards, took place in Christ Church Spitafields on  October 6th, saw a new winner, after a four-year winning streak by London bar, Artesian, came to an end.   Dead Rabbit, operated by Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, finally took the number one spot after finishing second on the list two years, they also won the award for Best Bar in North America   Upon winning the award, McGarry said: "For myself and Sean, we feel an overriding sense of completion. When we were in New York during the very dark days, when we were flat broke and there was absolutely progress, only one thing kept us going. We knew we were about to open something special, something that would be our version of The World's Best Bar.

     There were a number of other great bars that did very well in the competition, including The American Bar in London second, Dandelyan in London, third.   The rest of the list is also very impressive as well.  The Connaught Bar, also from London, made up the top four, just ahead of Attaboy of New York in fifth.    In sixth, and the highest new entry to the list, was The Gibson from London, while Employees Only of New York was awarded the Legend of the List, having had the best record of any bar over the eight years of the World’s 50 Best Bars.

     My friend Martin Cate's Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco got twenty-ninth, and The Broken Shaker in Miami Beach received sixteenth.  Congratulations to all of those that were recognized in the World's 50 Best Bars.  The entire list can be seen at