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New York City bar menu blends comics and cocktails

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New York City bar menu blends comics and cocktails

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in New York City may not only be one of the best bars in the country, it may also have one of the best bar menus. For evidence, look no further than Esquire‘s spotlight on what can only be called a book — or, in the magazine’s words, “half-menu, half-graphic novel.”

On the right-hand pages are the bar’s numerous cocktails; on the left-hand pages, a comic detailing the story of John Morrissey, aka Old Smoke, a 19th-century Irish immigrant who in his colorful lifetime was a petty thief, a bouncer at a brothel, a prizefighter, a member of the notorious New York City gang the Dead Rabbits (from which the bar takes its name), a casino owner, a state senator and a U.S. congressman.

The menu was designed by Drinksology and Mark Reihill, and it looks pretty great.

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