The award-winning 'best bar in the world' has been significantly damaged by a fire.
Popular Financial District pub and eatery The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog will remain closed "until further notice", according to both the authorities and the bar's owners.
Firefighters in three fire engines responded to the address at 30 Water Street after receiving a report of a fire in the bar’s kitchen ventilation system.
The Fire Department of New York said nobody was injured in the incident.
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. Fortunately no one has been hurt. We thank you for your understanding at this time. pic.twitter.com/vzGebhmsy9— The Dead Rabbit NYC (@DeadRabbitNYC) July 1, 2018
In social media posts, owners of the bar, which opened in 2013, said that there has been "considerable fire and water damage".
The bar, which is housed in a four-floor brick building near Wall Street is the brainchild of friends and Belfast natives, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry.
Its ethos is a tribute to the Irish who settled in New York in the 1800s, and it is named after a gang from Five Points.
“The idea was to bring Irish pub culture together with high-end cocktail culture in a way that made sense. I had to bring together an Irish idea with a cocktail idea, so I thought about New York in the 1840s and 50s,” Muldoon previously told IrishCentral.
“I knew a million Irish immigrants had arrived in New York from famine-torn Ireland in the between 1845-1851, and I knew that Jerry Thomas wrote the first ever published cocktail guide in New York in 1862. So I knew from the outset that something was happening here in that time period that brought both traditions together.
“During my research about the era, I read about the gangs of New York, the Dead Rabbits, and their one-time leader John Morrissey.”
Manhattan *66-22-0024**2nd Alarm** @DeadRabbitNYC 30 Water St off Broad St. E-4/TL-15 1st due #FDNY @UFANYC @UFOA854 pic.twitter.com/3RyFN0kgSF— NYCFireWire (@NYCFireWire) July 1, 2018
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