NYC craft cocktail 2.0 destination The Dead Rabbit announced on Sunday (7.01) that the bar will be temporarily closing due to damage from a fire.
Fire Department New York (FDNY) reported that the two-alarm inferno broke out at the downtown Manhattan bar at 7:30am. 106 firefighters contained the fire after a few hours. One firefighter was injured in the blaze; he was treated and is expected to recover.
“This morning a fire was reported on our block. We’re still getting details, but The Dead Rabbit received considerable fire and water damage and as a result will be closed until further notice,” elaborated management in a statement.
Industry peers spanning the gamut from Arizona distiller Donald Northrup to legendary barman Gary Regan took to social media to offer their support for the bar team.
The Rabbit team acknowledged the support in their statement, writing, “Thank you for your support and understanding at this very difficult time. We’ll let you know more here as soon as we find out.
The Dead Rabbit is a critically celebrated institution. The bar, the bar staff, and their book won all sorts of awards including Spirited Awards and the top spot on the 50 Best Bar list.