Just spent a couple wonderful hours at The Dead Rabbit last night and wanted to make sure it gets on the radar of booze lovers. Started downstairs in the Tap Room which is more along the lines of a beer bar with craft beers, bottled punches, and lots of whiskeys. We had what were called pop ins, it's a glass of beer (Leipzinger Gose - a beer using some salt in it's brewing) and one ounce of a liquor is added to it, I had the citrus (orange) and GF had the vegetal (rhubarb). We were told they are a genuine item from back in the 1600's, we enjoyed them very much, mine was way too easy to drink and I think you could put them away before you knew you were "in trouble", my GF's was much more interesting taste wise and was oddly addictive. We also shared some fried (chips) which were hot and not the least bit greasy, really good bar food. A little while after the Parlour opened (at 5:00) we headed up there to try a cocktail (the Parlour focuses more on communal punches and 72 historically-accurate cocktails as well as small plates. I had a drink from around 1860, a whisky Smash (Rye Whiskey, lemon sherbet, fresh lemon juice, mint, tansy tincture) and it was awesome, so tasty, my GF had a Montana Club (I think) and it was good, really good but almost the opposite ned of the spectrum from mine. We also shared a cheese plate which was a very good deal for I think like $12 (maybe $14?). We had to get somewhere (good thing or we may still be there) so this is all we got to try but we'll be heading back real soon.
Service was OUTSTANDING, fun and friendly and knowledgeable without ever having a hint of phoniness, everyone really seemed to be enjoying their work.
Highly recommend for anyone that likes well crafted cocktails in a beautful, friendly surrounding.
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