New York City's Best Whiskey Bars

by Kerry Jepsen on Jan 24, 2017 in Roundups

Whiskey is perhaps one of the most celebrated spirits in the entire world — with its various forms, its distinct flavor, smoothness, and strength, it has a special place in the annals of humanity. So special, in fact, that there are bars dedicated exclusively to stocking the world’s finest whiskeys for you to enjoy. Without further ado, Drink NYC is pleased to provide you with some of NYC’s finest whiskey bars.

Post Office
Right off the Marcy stop you will find Williamsburg’s contribution to whiskey imbibing culture. Small and quaint Post Office is where you can meet friendly strangers and old friends to bound over the vast array of whiskey selections from all over the globe. Careful attention has been made to annotate each whiskey, so neat or on the rocks is certainly a suggested route; however, check out their special whiskey cocktail selection for an extra fun time. (188 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn; 718-963-2574)

Daddy-O
This East Village haunt is home to those whose desires are simple, like a no-fuss can of domestic beer and late night bites to sop up all that booze with. It’s also home to those with distinction and conviction when choosing a premiere whiskey for sipping. With a selection including a collection of over 30 single malts alone (nevermind the blends), Daddy-O is that infamous destination made for that whiskey-dedicated evening. (44 Bedford St.; 212-414-8884)

Maysville
There are really two kinds of whiskey drinkers — those with the snifter, and those with the low ball — and Maysville caters to the latter. Maysville is a down to business whiskey emporium that fixes up some absolutely indulgent southern BBQ. However, do not be misled, as this whiskey collection is SERIOUS and so is their attitude. Maysville offers several whiskey classes, and tasting events making it a must-get-to destination for the whiskey lover. (17 W 26th St.; 646-490-8240)

The Big Whiskey
For owners George and Justin Ruotolo and Rob Magill, there appears to be a trend in their tastes and fancies. Also owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, The Little Whiskey, Whiskey Tavern, The Whiskey Annex, and The Whiskey Shop, these gentlemen have a very clear mission statement to the public, and that is to serve whiskey, sling soundly priced grub, and feature big screen TVs to watch the game. (44 Berry St., Brooklyn; 718-387-8444)

Copper & Oak
In the Lower East Side you will find Copper & Oak, a spot that is refined, educated, and above all, enthusiastic about whiskey. With entire walls lined with whiskey selections visible through alluring dim light and glass, there’s a guarantee that you will find the thing you are looking for and the thing you didn’t expect to find. (157 Allen St.; 212-460-5545)

Highlands
Drinking scotch, eating lamb sausage rolls, and listening to a Scottish bartender with a Scottish accent talk about Scotch and being Scottish is a hell of a thing to experience. That experience is not only awesome, but necessary, especially if you’re a fan of the spirit. Highlands sets a tone and an atmosphere that makes you remember why you fell in love with scotch and why you’ll never leave her. (150 W 10th St.; 212-229-2670)

Photo via Flickr user petyosi 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco Donuts

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco Donuts

In case you were tired of drinking Prosecco the regular way, a New York bakery has introduced a new way to imbibe it: a Prosecco donut....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Aug 8, 2017
Head to These New York City Bars for National Rum Day, August 16

Head to These New York City Bars for National Rum Day, August 16

We've rounded up where you can get some of the best rums and rum cocktails in New York City to celebrate National Rum Day....read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Aug 8, 2017
This New York Winery is Producing a Rose-Inspired Gin

This New York Winery is Producing a Rose-Inspired Gin

Can't decide between a gin & tonic and a glass of rose? Thanks to Wolffer Estate Vineyard's newest gin release, you don't have to choose....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Aug 8, 2017
SPONSORED
Since Humans Aren't Creative Enough, Robots May Be Naming Our Beers Soon

Since Humans Aren't Creative Enough, Robots May Be Naming Our Beers Soon

Research scientist Janelle Shane decided to take matters into her own hands - well actually, the hands of robo...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Aug 8, 2017
Here's Where You'll Be Celebrating National Rye Month in New York City

Here's Where You'll Be Celebrating National Rye Month in New York City

In case you didn't know, August is National Rye Month. Yes, for an entire month, we celebrate the spirit that ...read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Aug 1, 2017
Guillermo del Toro and Patron Tequila Collaboration Release

Guillermo del Toro and Patron Tequila Collaboration Release

Guillermo del Toro, Mexican writer, designer, and director for films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, is working with Patron Tequila on a new expr...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Aug 1, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The Wine Necklace

Things No One Asked For: The Wine Necklace

Drinking wine can be such a hassle. First, you have to hold the glass in your hand like some kind of animal. Then, if you want to do something with ...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Aug 1, 2017
Beer Brand Aurosa Makes Beer 'For Women,' Women Say They Already Have a Beer, and It's Called Beer

Beer Brand Aurosa Makes Beer 'For Women,' Women Say They Already Have a Beer, and It's Called Beer

Throw away your beer stash ladies, because a Czech beer company has made the only beer we will need. The compa...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Aug 1, 2017
Great American Beer Festival Tickets Go on Sale August 1-2

Great American Beer Festival Tickets Go on Sale August 1-2

The Great American Beer Festival will take place in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center Thursday through Saturday, October 5-7....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Jul 26, 2017
According to Wall Street, Millennials Are Choosing Wine Over Beer

According to Wall Street, Millennials Are Choosing Wine Over Beer

The American financier Goldman Sachs downgraded the stocks of the Boston Beer Company and Constellation Brands this week due to 'sluggish' beer sales ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jul 25, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close