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Ben Schaffer

The Best Bar in the World
New York City
Ben Schaffer is the co-founder of the Best Bar in the World, LLC, with international barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry.

Ben acted as “the voice” of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, creating all its written material from before its launch right through its spirituous ascendancy. The Dead Rabbit has won every major award in the cocktail industry, culminating in “World’s Best Bar” at Tales of the Cocktail 2015.

He then wrote the recipe and history book that tells the story of the landmark bar, The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual, published in October 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book immediately ranked #1 among cocktail books on Amazon upon its launch.

In September 2015, the Best Bar in the World unveiled Chicago’s GreenRiver, in collaboration with hospitality legend Danny Meyer. The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel raved, “the drinks pull you in, the food persuades you to stay and the service makes you want to buy a nearby apartment.”

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