After fourteen years in the bar business, Kent Lanier (Carnegie Club) has staked out on his own in Greenpoint, at the Black Rabbit Bar.
As soon as you’re in the door of this brand new Brooklyn bar, you’re met by a portrait of an elderly gentleman wearing a stern expression and an unruffled suit. “He’s the original Black Rabbit,” says owner Kent Lanier of his great-grandfather, and the bar's namesake.
The past seems to be the theme here, as Black Rabbit conjures up a Prohibition-era speakeasy vibe and combines it with the feel of an old-time Western saloon. In fact, nearly every aspect of the former 19th-century row house is a thoughtful creation inspired by the hush-hush spirit of the roaring ‘20s, with hefty..