Just the type of bar you’d hope to find in the historic Financial District, Dead Rabbit is housed in an 1884 building and handsomely cluttered with relics of bygone eras: numerous black and white photos on the beams, gay ‘90’s knick-knacks, even trinkets from the set of the movie “Gangs of New York”. Except for the building though, the age of the place is an illusion: it opened in 2013. No matter! Dead Rabbit has old-fashioned hospitality down pat, and old-timey tipples, to boot. The punches here are scrumptious, as are the 72 “historically accurate cocktails” and craft beer selection. Upstairs is “The Parlor” for nibbles and mixed drinks, downstairs is the Tap Room.
- Pauline Frommer