124 Old Rabbit Club

Bar / Speakeasy
124 Old Rabbit Club 124 Old Rabbit Club in NYC's Greenwich Village is a small bar boasting a huge assortment of beer. Take a New York dive into Belgian goodness at Party Earth. New York United States 40.7299052152133 -74.0002450346947
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124 Old Rabbit Club - Bar | Speakeasy in New York.
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Party Earth Review Situated in the middle of historic MacDougal Street, 124 Old Rabbit Club is a veritable Shangri-la of suds that any self-respecting beer lover will want to add to the barhop list. The venue shares an address with a restaurant... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    A, C, E, B, D, F, M: West 4th Street

  • Phone:

    212-254-0575

  • Hours:

    M–Th 6pm–2am, F–Sa 6pm–4am, Su 6pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth 124 Old Rabbit Club Review

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124 Old Rabbit Club in NYC's Greenwich Village is a small bar boasting a huge assortment of beer. Take a New York dive into Belgian goodness at Party Earth.

Situated in the middle of historic MacDougal Street, 124 Old Rabbit Club is a veritable Shangri-la of suds that any self-respecting beer lover will want to add to the barhop list.

The venue shares an address with a restaurant on street level, so patrons in the mood for brew must descend a flight of stairs and ring a buzzer to get into this tiny single-room bar – which reaches capacity at barely thirty guests.

Industrial bulbs and the odd votive candle cast a dim glow over the edgy downtown professionals and chill rockers who settle in to peruse the lengthy beer menu – several dozen options, heavy on Belgian goodness – overseen by morbid bunny images, from bloody paintings and hunting targets to odd book cutouts, that decorate the exposed brick walls and tiled bar.

Groups of chatty work friends, deafened by the indie, noise, and classic rock blaring from the speakers behind them, pile in around the single tables in front and back, as good-natured booze snobs dole out advice to the NYU film students propped up on the room-length line of stools.

In the early evening, this bombed-out, Berlin-esque ale house sees a steady stream of regulars, though late at night is when it really overflows with excitable intellectuals ready to sip Tripels and scream over the music.

Dark and industrial, the strangely cozy 124 Rabbit Old Club is living proof that New York’s coolest spots are hard to find and easy to fill.

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Tip from Jonah:

These beers are fancy and pretty expensive overall, and since it’s cash only, you’ll want to check prices before throwing down for a funny-named German bock. And watch your group size – Rabbit is always getting raided by the cops for capacity. Darn wascally wabbit!

  • Crowd

    Artsy young professionals, laid-back rockers, beer snobs, NYU students, intellectual types, and the hip Greenwich clan, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Bartender’s playlist of indie rock, oldies, and punk.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Cash only.

  • Prices

    Beer $6+, wine $8+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Downtown casual: nice jeans, band t-shirts, simple dresses, sneakers, boots, vintage wear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the largest crowds, but it doesn’t take much for the Rabbit to get full, so most nights see the venue busy with a good mix of bucks and does.

  • Close By

    Burp Castle (41 E 7th Street) is another temple to beer – quite literally, given the Gregorian chants on the sound system and the oft-cloaked bartenders – with prices trending a bit cheaper than Rabbit’s.

124 Old Rabbit Club User Reviews

Average rating:
The 124 Old Rabbit Club is located in MacDougal Street , a small place hidden in the middle of the city that never sleeps.. Good old Beer,crazy crowd and the veritable Shangri-la,is the main attraction for this place.
Shraddha S. Jun 26, 2013
sparkling conurbation gleams all the more in the hours of darkness, when lights illuminate and music reverberates that"s what this place is all about..This rocking nightspot would buoy up your bashing spirits.Its a small place which seems like its hidden,the way to it is a small staircase and once u ring a bell,a small secret club will open its doors to you.The whole idea sounds really exciting to me. Lighting is dim,much to my liking,and its decor includes small bunnies all around the wall bloody paintings and hunting targets as well as inspirational paper cutouts..Also the bar and tables setting was really nice n inviting.The bartender knows his visage and will make great drinks.The crowd was great and refreshing,felt alive,work people,from colleges,seem to be unwinding to their favorite beats..Classic Rock and indie music seems to be just what the come for.Could spot a few regulars as well..You can hear the music of the perky DJs whilst swinging to their beats.Although if you wanna go easy on your wallets then i would suggest study the menu well (prices) and then place your orders..A really happening place,small ,seizing the soft cushions with soothing music and taking a sip of the premium liquor, doesn't that seem great?Its a great place to chill...
Awesome Energy!
Lenny B. Jun 20, 2013
Wow! This bar is AWESOME! Great spot to just hang out and drink a nice cold beer, nice dim mellow environment is perfect for the start or end of a nice night out with friends or partner. The small space creates an amazing personal and intimate feeling, in addition, the large selection of beer available is a huge plus. They have plenty of beer from all over the world, so get ready to try something new and enjoy an awesome night with the Rabbit!
Great place for locals, greet place for everyone.
Robert T. May 13, 2013
This bar is an amazing local spot, where your guarenteed to be surrounded by great people along with great beer. Perfect night spot to go out to after a nice day of work, or just hanging out. Everything from the food to the music is a good choice, as well as the people around you. Here you can enjoy a good time with good company and be sure to leave a lil happier than you came in.
124 Old Rabbit Club
Yolanda E. Apr 19, 2013
If you're a hipster, and you like beer, and your'e in college this is the place for you!. Amazing service, this place has great atmosphere. You have to ring a buzzer to get in, then you walk down a flight of stairs which is pretty cool. Located on a street that as other clubs and bars on it, so if you would like to meander around you could if you wish.
When men on the chessboard...
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
I wish I had TEN STARS to give this place. This bar--forget the title, locals just call it Rabbit Club--has the decor and ambiance of a bombed-out Berlin speakeasy, and its selection of beers, though pricey, is always delicious. So dark you can barely see your friends, so narrow that you have to think thin to get to the creepy semi-religious bathroom, constantly raided by the cops, way too hot or way too cold...this is the bar of my dreams. It's a shame they put the rabbit on the door, though, as half the fun was walking into an unmarked basement door on a block of crazy neon nonsense. Make a point of hitting this classic watering hole.
Amazingly good beer selection, albeit pricey.
Craig Smollen S. Sep 18, 2012
Came here with a bunch of friends a couple weeks back for a quick nightcap, and man was that a mistake. I should have gotten here early, because this place is a beer snob’s paradise! They have so many rare brews available I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Thought I was pretty well read (well drunk?) when it comes to beer, but I didn’t recognize A LOT of what they had on the menu. Shamefully, I had to ask for help picking one, and I must say the bartender picked very well after quizzing me on the sort of suds I like! It’s quite pricey and cash-only, so I probably won’t go a lot. But I will definitely be going again and encourage anyone who likes beer to do the same.
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