European suds get the speakeasy treatment at this murky, unmarked cellar that could double as an S&M dungeon. Coarse brick walls and votives sheathed in broken bottles welcome serious beer geeks, whom you’ll elbow aside for a seat at the brass bar. Once there, you can sample 60-odd imported quaffs, such as the tart Belgian ale Rodenbach ($5), or devour a pretzel-bread sandwich (try it with ham and Camembert). Visit the loo before you leave: Appropriately, it features a re-creation of Brussels’ legendary peeing-boy statue.
|Venue name:||124 Rabbit Club|
124 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm–2am; Fri–Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. MC, V|
|Do you own this business?|
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What a great little bar. Massive selection of beers, served in this tiny, dark, atmospheric basement. Reggae music playing at just the right volume , we felt like we had discovered a true New York gem.
Simply loved it.
Seedy basement vibe? Check. Impressive imported beer list? Oh yeah. Tucked away so well, you're bound to walk past it several times, even though you know precisely where it is? That's a bingo. Right there folks would be my only quip about this joint, it's nearly impossible to find especially if it's your first venture. That being said, this is one of my favorite dives in the city. The atmosphere is moody due to the candle lighting. Perfect for a first date or even just a place to BS with co-workers. Careful not to bring a crowd as the space is CRAMPED. To avoid missing out on a seat, I suggest arriving early on or towards the end of the night.