The Dead Rabbit to open contemporary Irish pub in Moynihan Train Hall
Photo courtesy of Crown Creative/The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit, one of New York City’s most famous bars, is opening a new outpost in Moynihan Train Hall this September. Jack McGarry, who founded the decade-old pub in the Financial District with business partner Sean Muldoon in 2013, will open the Irish Exit, a 216-seat bar serving Irish spirits, boilermakers, Guinness on draft, and the Dead Rabbit’s signature Irish coffees, according to Eater New York. The bar will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until midnight.
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As described by McGarry, the Irish Exit will be a contemporary take on an Irish concept and will challenge “paddywhackery and subpar Irish and Irish Pub experiences in America.” If the Irish Exit performs well in Moynihan Train Hall, the concept could be expanded to airports and transit hubs across the country, according to the bar owner.
“The Irish Exit is our travel-focused concept, which will be strategically located in airports, train stations, and service areas, offering quick-service experience,” McGarry wrote in an Instagram post. “Our goal is to provide our customers with an excellent and playful exit to Ireland, inspiring the name, while they are on the go.”
Established in 2013 in the Financial District, the Dead Rabbit quickly became one of New Yorker’s favorite pubs and earned the number one spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2016. The bar is best known for its Irish coffees, which are made with coffee, whiskey, sugar, and a thin layer of whipped heavy cream.
Other renowned NYC establishments have opened in Moynihan Train Hall since the transit hub first began operations in 2021, like E.A.K. Ramen, Jacob’s Pickles, and Magnolia Bakery currently operate at the station. A full map of Moynihan Train Hall and its establishments can be found here.