Best Scotch & Whiskey Bars in New York
For the most part showing you the way to the next whiskey bar can be done with one simple suggestion— go to a New York steakouse and you'll usually find high quality whiskeys and scotch behind the bar. Here is a small selection of Scotch and Whiskey bars in New York City that are a cut above the rest.
6 Stuyvesant Street, 2nd floor,
New York, NY, 10009
If you're looking for a discreet location to lounge, along with superbly mixed cocktails or fine whiskey, look no further. Angel's Share is hidden behind a Japanese restaurant. Patrons here are required to have a seat, keep their voices down, and are limited to groups of four or less.
The Ginger Man
11 East 36th Street,
New York, NY, 10016
What was to become one of New York’s most popular bars, Ginger Man opened on a grand New York scale in 1996. While its many loyal fans say that it’s more than the sum of its parts, the parts, especially the seventy taps dispensing fresh ales and lagers, backed up by 160 bottles, and the fine menu of whiskeys, bourbons, and scotch make this place impressive.
72 West 36th St.,
New York, NY, 10018
Keens Steakhouse owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. The tradition of checking one’s pipe at the inn had its origins in 17th century Merrie Old England where travelers kept their clay at their favorite inn – the thin stemmed pipe being too fragile to be carried in purse or saddlebag. With one of the priciest menus in Manhattan, if money is no object and you're drawn to Keens' storied tradition, the price of the spirits here won't matter either.
298 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY, 10012
Located across the street from the Puck building, this power pub caters to a clientele of primarily lower Broadway creative professionals and features a drink menu of international beers and top-shelf spirits which is second to none.
25 North Moore Street,
New York, NY, 10013
The Brandy Library focuses on spirits, taking great pride in meticulously crafting over 120 classic cocktails, including the Sidecar. Not satisfied with their extensive offerings? Then bring your own. For a small corkage fee, they will store your own bottle for you.
100 West 110th Street,
New York, NY, 10026
Located in the Trump Parc Hotel, this posh, manly establishment offers an extensive list of distilled spirits (pricey cognac in particular), as well as long-haired leggy waitresses clad in skimpy attire who will also keep your spirits high. One of the Gerber brother chains, this place also boasts a nice view of Central Park.