One way to keep the pretention to a minimum at your serious cocktail bar? Build it above a no-frills pub specializing in Irish whiskey and draft beer. At The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, the Financial District's newest drinking destination, you'll find exactly that—thoughtfully-crafted period cocktails upstairs, and well-poured pints at a belly-up kind of bar on the ground floor.
The Dead Rabbit
There are two co-existing food worlds in the Financial District: office workers looking for a quick bite before shuttling off to work, and out of towner crowds heading to the South Street Seaport or lining up for the newly re-opened Statue of Liberty. For the most part, both groups get short changed on good food. But not everywhere if you know where to look.
As the holidays approach, Manhattan's major attractions draw bigger crowds than ever. And what does just about everyone need after a long day of sightseeing or holiday shopping? A drink. Here are our favorite drinking destinations near major tourist attractions.