The Dead Rabbit pub opened the doors of its new downtown Austin location on July 4.

The New York-based bar and eatery from Managing Partner Jack McGarry offers food and drink menus inspired by Irish culture, with a southern spin.

“Our lofty, but attainable, mission with The Dead Rabbit is to rewrite the standard for pubs internationally, reframing Irish culture and banishing stereotypes along the way,” McGarry said in a statement. “Austin is a city known for its vibrant social and music scene. One could draw parallels between the warm and boisterous Texas hospitality and traditional Irish pub culture, which values the oft-forgotten ‘third place’ mentality, that weaves together a rich social fabric into a welcoming space that’s greater than the sum of its parts.”

The bar menu features signature items like Irish coffees and martinis, a slate of house cocktails, and a selection of Irish spirits and beer including Guinness. Nonalcoholic beverages are also offered.

The food menu has dishes like Irish breakfast, bangers and mash, braised rib and corn beef sliders, and a caviar bowl—many of which incorporate Texas meats and produce.

The Dead Rabbit is now open on Sixth Street. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact)

The 5,000-square-foot taproom in the historic former home of B.D. Riley's has room for dozens of bar and table seats, and will host events like live Irish music and special events such as holiday celebrations.

The pub also billed itself as part of the broader revitalization efforts taking place along Sixth Street downtown. The Dead Rabbit's launch in early July will be followed by the opening of Neighbourhood Café next door later this month.

The new Austin pub is the first part of The Dead Rabbit's national expansion plans, with new locations set to open in Washington, D.C. and Boston next year.