Whiskey bars around New York City are more than just a stopping off place for a dram of the brew, they
are also places that will happily educate patrons about the proud heritage of bourbon and offer numerous
distinctive variations for connoisseurs to sample.
With hundreds of whiskey bars springing up around the Big Apple and some in proximity to the city’s
major hotels, it can be hard to choose which to visit.
Here’s a list of the city’s top whiskey bars.
Located in the West Village, Highlands is a Scottish gastropub.
True to its Scottish heritage, Highlands serves up not just exceptional whiskey but also authentic, hearty
fare such as a robust mushroom shepherd’s pie or Beef Wellington cooked to perfection.
Belly up to the bar to sample one or more of their 130 types of whiskey.
The Flatiron Room is located on Broadway Street.
It’s home to top jazz performances, 80 types of bourbon and 400 whiskey variations.
More than just a typical whiskey parlor, the Flatiron Room offers courses in whiskey to beginners
and advanced aficionados.
Char No 4
Brooklyn’s Char No 4′s distinctive name refers to the practice of aging bourbon in charred new oak
barrels, which gives bourbon its characteristic sweet, caramelized flavors and beautiful amber hue.
At Char No 4, patrons will have the opportunity to sample over 150 American whiskeys.
With a name like the Brandy Library, visitors are guaranteed to find a huge selection of premium
whiskeys to sample.
Located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, the establishment is home to 900 bottles of
whiskey and over 100 cocktail creations.
Death + Company
Death + Company is a classic speakeasy in every sense of the word.
The bartenders take pride in their work and stir their whiskey cocktails up to 50 times to make
sure it’s mixed to perfection. Located in the Lower East Side, whiskey enthusiasts can enjoy a bar
fully stocked with rare whiskey choices from around the world.
Visitors to the city can to kick things up by visiting the establishment while staying at one of New York’s
trendy boutique hotels.
Many hotels in New York City are conveniently located close to the bars, which makes a night out on
the town sampling a dram or two of single malt a highlight of any night.
Have you explored any of the whiskey bars in New York City?
Which ones are your favorites?
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