Photos: Joanna Lin
Belfast native Jack McGarry, Managing Partner of the popular Irish pub, The Dead Rabbit, is debuting his latest concept, The Irish Exit at the Moynihan Train Hall.
The contemporary Irish pub is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight. Designed for locals and passengers on the go, The Irish Exit features modern Irish drinks, food, culture, and hospitality. The bar, described as a gateway to the spirit of Ireland, offers an authentic approach to Irish heritage with a quick wit. It is the first of what is expected to be a number of new bars by McGarry's team inside transit hubs across the country.
Aidan Bowie, Laura Torres, and Jack McGarry (Left to Right)
“For too long, Irish pubs in America have pandered to a stereotypical reflection, or lowest common denominator, of what a true Irish pub can represent,” says McGarry. “The Irish Exit is an exciting expansion of our ethos at The Dead Rabbit, dedicated to painting an accurate picture of modern Ireland’s vibrant culture, complete with great hospitality and high-quality drinks.
Domestic and Irish-made beer, an array of Irish spirits, and classic and playful cocktails with a nod to travel are also available.
Cocktails include The Irish Cawfee (Choice of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey or Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Whiskey, Served with Coffee, Demerara and Whipped Cream, Nutmeg); Martini Express (Ketel One Vodka, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, Demerara and Nutmeg); and Train Of Thought (Drumshanbo Californian Citrus Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Rhubarb and Coffee). Expertly poured Guinness, boilermakers, and a robust selection of non-alcoholic cocktails round out the list.
Vistors will also find tasty bar bites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potato Pancakes and Shepherd’s Pie from Pastrami Queen along with Deviled Eggs, Fried Pickles and Biscuit Rarebit from nearby Jacob’s Pickles. Irish Exit is located inside the Moynihan Train Hall at 421 8th Avenue in Manhattan. For more information, visit irishexit.com