our story

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we build the best bars in the world

Long before The Dead Rabbit or BlackTail opened, our co-founders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry had already achieved great things in the hospitality industry.

They’d worked everywhere from dive bars to high-end cocktail bars. And everywhere they set new standards, innovated and transformed. They’d won awards – including a World’s Best Bar title in their hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was the first time the title had been awarded outside of the US. 

Then they brought all their knowledge, passion and drive to New York, and began again. At the heart of their plan was the great Irish tradition of hospitality. They took that and did what they always do. Made it better, by finding people with the same passion.

We’re glad you want you be part of that.

 
 

our core values 

 
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BEST

B – BE PASSIONATELY CURIOUS

Stay sharp. Know your strengths and weaknesses, and work on both. 

E – EMPATHIZE

We train ourselves to give the best guest experience. Every guest, every time. 

S – SPEAK UP

We want to hear your views, your concerns, your ideas. You’ll always be listened to. 

T – THINK & TALK IT THROUGH 

There are always solutions and opportunities in every difficulty. Articulate the issues and let’s find the silver lining.

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B – BE THOROUGH 

Be rigorous and committed in everything we do. Do nothing half-heartedly.

A – ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU SAY

We attack problems, not people. We earn trust and don’t break our promises.

R – RUTHLESSLY, RELENTLESSLY COLLABORATE

"No one of us is as smart as all of us."