Dead Rabbit New York City pub owned by Belfast men crowned best in the world

A pub in New York city owned by two Belfast men has been crowned the best in the world.

The Dead Rabbit, owned by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, has earned one of the highest accolades in the bar industry, having been crowned World’s Best Bar 2016 and the Best Bar in North America.

The bar has come second on the prestigious list organised by Drinks International for the past two years.McGarry and Muldoon previously worked at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast.And the pair are no stranger to accolades as last year it picked up the world's best title at the annual Spirited Awards.

But now they have reached the top spot on both coveted lists.The three-storey pub, which was opened in 2013 in New York's Financial District, is a fusion of Lower Manhattan and Irish heritage, serving up everything from luxury cocktails to Irish breakfasts. The Dead Rabbit is named after the infamous Irish-American street gang that controlled much of Lower Manhattan during the 1850s