The 5 Best Whiskey Bars in NYC

From an all-Americana spirits spot in South Williamsburg to a TriBeCa lounge with an impeccable list of brandy and cognac, these are our favorite places to sip the sauce in New York.


Between the hipster infatuation with bourbon and the brown-bitter-and-stirred leanings of the classic cocktail revival, New York City is a great place to be a whiskey drinker. These days, it seems like even the corner dive has a few solid bottles lurking behind the bar.

With such an abundance of good whiskey in NYC, it's worth seeking out bars that approach brown spirits with a distinct point of view—whether that means curating a highly specialized bottle list, or nailing staples like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. To help you out, we've featured a temple to all-American spirit in South Williamsburg, a Tribeca lounge where you'd feel right at home in a smoker's jacket, and more.

Here are our five favorite whiskey bars in NYC.

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