Reviewed by Jeff C.
"My legs tremble as I amble to an opening at the bar and raise my weary hand for a bartender to notice me. As the bartender scurries to my assistance ..." more
196 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Whiskey Bar / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a small cobblestone alley appropriately named Stone Street, Vintry Wine & Whiskey is an earthy, organic little bar that draws a loyal following of after-work finance types and in-the-know locals. A rustic bar adorned with knotted vines and a series of high marble-topped tables dimly lit by elegant bird-like ... more
57 Stone Street
New York, NY 10005
Party Earth Review Lovers of whiskey and Old West-themed bars have struck gold at The Whiskey Ward, a Lower East Side dive that takes its extensive drinks menu very seriously. A pool table and a jukebox are among the few contemporary touches in this modern-day saloon, where whiskey barrels serve as tables, Victorian paintings adorn the exposed ... more
121 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
Restaurant / Whiskey Bar
Party Earth Review Like vintage denim, ironic tattoos, and overgrown facial hair, whiskey bars are everywhere in Williamsburg, but Noorman’s Kil has paired aged malts with tasty, down-home comfort food to create a one-of-a-kind destination for hungry hipsters: a scotch and grilled cheese joint. In fact, the owners tell patrons that this one ... more
609 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review Hidden below the New Orleans-themed party madness of Billy Hurricane’s – home to heart-stopping Scorpion Bowls and 96-ounce drafts – Idle Hands offers a different kind of delirium, one fueled by craft beer and a boat-load of premium bourbons. The cellar space has a hint of speakeasy style, with ... more
25 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
Everyone knows you can find anything in New York, and that includes plenty of whiskey bars where connoisseurs can find their favorite obscure throat burners. New York whiskey bars house some of the world’s rarest brown bottles, as well as tried-and-true spirits that have warmed hearts and bellies for ages.
Plenty of the city’s hangouts boast great whiskey selections, but as far as whiskey bars in New York go, Noorman’s Kil in Williamsburg is hands-down one of the best, slinging not only some of the finest and rarest whiskeys in the city but also serving a selection of artisanal grilled cheeses to boot. The Whiskey Ward on the Lower East Side has a more traditional Southern gothic vibe, its menu overflowing with classic bourbons, single malt scotches, and rare unfiltered batches that go well with its wooden interior and barrel tables. For a smoky downtown vibe, Vintry Wine & Whiskey’s earthy ambiance goes well with its extensive whiskey selection, drawing crowds enamored of the bar’s laid-back vibe but willing to pay a little extra for an especially tasty finger of whiskey.
Unlearned drinkers shouldn’t be intimidated, since there’s plenty of Jack Daniels and Maker’s Mark to be had at any of these places. But for driven drinkers especially, NYC whiskey bars are treasure troves of potable pleasure, to be sipped, sniffed, and shot at their pleasure.