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Dead Rabbit for The Westbury

Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon from the World’s Best Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu-awarded Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York, will spend five days at The Westbury Hotel’s ‘Sidecar’ at the end of the month.

The Irish bar in Lower Manhattan has now won eight Spirited Awards from Tales of the Cocktail. It was also voted World’s Best Bar in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards in London last year. The residency by the pair, running from 28th September to the 2nd October, will offer customers a special cocktail menu devised by the hotel’s Beverage Director Jillian Vose, as well as The Dead Rabbit’s own famous cocktail specialities The Gold Digger, Psycho Killer, Heretic and Eye Candy – together with a selection of pub food dishes including the Dead Rabbit’s signature dish, the Dead Rabbit Burger.

Before undertaking to make The Dead Rabbit world-famous in 2012, Sean and Jack worked at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast when it won the World’s Best Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2010.

The pair are also speaking at the Licensed Vintners Association Conference at the Westbury on Tuesday 3rd October.

‘Your Pub’s Future’ will examine customer trends from New York and London as well as management challenges through a range of speakers including John Nugent from the Green and Fortune Group which leads the field for destination bars in London. Green and Fortune also lead the field in pop-up bars in the UK capital.

The Irish Independent and independent.ie‘s Travel Writer Pol Ó Conghaile will tell Dublin vintners about food trends from around the world and what developments are set to hit the Irish market over the next five years.

Aidan Murphy from Crowe Horwath will highlight targeting financial performance aspirations for publicans while Marina Bleahen from Actioncoach will speak on giving business owners the tools to build sustainable, highly profitable enterprises as well as employee motivation

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