Whether you prefer Irish whiskey, scotch whisky, American bourbon, Canadian rye: whatever style whiskey you prefer, you can find a wide selection at these NYC bars in our MurphGuide Directory of Whiskey Bars in NYC:
Sponsoring venue: The Brazen Head
Large Selection of Single Malt Scotch
Every Friday is Single Malt Day:
Over 15 single malts $2 off a select family of Scotches
All others $1 off
[see whiskey menu]
The Brazen Head
228 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Court St. & Boerum Pl.)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY
133 W. 33rd St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
90 John St. (between Gold & Cliff St.)
New York, NY
Stout Grand Central
60 E. 41st St. (between Madison & Park Ave.)
New York, NY
Sponsoring venue: Fraunces Tavern
The Porterhouse Brewing Co.
at Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
MurphGuide Directory of Whiskey Bars in NYC
Angel’s Share: 8 Stuyvesant Pl., 2nd Fl. (bet. 9th St. & Third Ave.) New York, NY (212) 777-5415
Secret bar hidden inside a Japanese restaurant, specializing in scotch cocktails. Named after the amount of alcohol that is lost to evaporation while the liquid is aged in oak barrels.
Barley & Grain: 421 Amsterdam Ave. (80th St.) (646) 360-3231
whiskey bar and restaurant featuring over 150 whiskeys from all over the world and hosting weekly tastings.
Brandy Library: 25 N. Moore (between Varick & Hudson St.) New York, NY (212) 226-5545
Tribeca lounge with in-house spirits sommeliers, specializing in rare whiskeys, cognacs and other spirits. Extensive whiskey list includes over 400 scotches, whiskeys, ryes and bourbons. [whiskey menu]
Caledonia: 1609 Second Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.) New York, NY. (212) 879-0402
Scottish whisky bar on the upper east side, specializing in single malt Scotch whisky. [see whisky menu]
Copper & Oak: 157 Allen St. (between Stanton & Rivington St.) New York, NY.
Whiskey room on the lower east side, with over 600 bottles, specializing in Japanese whiskey
The Copper Still: 151 Second Ave. (between 9th & 10th St.) (212) 510-8469
Irish pub and whiskey library in the East Village featuring over 200 different types of whiskey [whiskey menu]
Croton Reservoir Tavern: 108 W. 40th St. (bet. Broadway & 6th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 997-6835
Bar & restaurant near Bryant Park & Times Square with a decent selection of whiskey & scotch.
d.b.a.: 41 First Ave. (between 2nd & 3rd St.) New York, NY (212) 475-5097
East Village standard with extensive whiskey selection.
Deacon Brodie’s: 370 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) New York, NY (212) 262-1452
casual bar on Restaurant Row with a large selection of scotch.
The Dead Rabbit: 30 Water St. (between Broad St. & Coenties Slip) New York, NY. (646) 422-7906.
One of the largest whiskey collections in the city. [whiskey menu]
Failte Irish Whiskey Bar: 531 Second Ave. (between 29th & 30th St.) New York, NY (212) 725-9440
Serving fine whiskies from the US, Ireland, and Scotland
Flatiron Room: 37 W. 26th St. (between 6th & Broadway) (212) 725-3860
Sophisticated lounge with one of the most extensive whiskey lists on the East Coast. [whiskey menu]
Fraunces Tavern: 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.) New York, NY (212) 968-1776
Over 200 whiskies & whiskeys. [whiskey menu]
The Hamilton: 998 Amsterdam Ave. (between 109th & 110th St.) (212) 866-7200
American whiskey bar with over 100 bourbons, ryes, scotches & whiskeys. [whiskey menu]
Highlands: 150 W. 10th St. (between Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.) (212) 229-2670
One of the most extensive Scotch and malt lists in the USA, curated by Beverage Director, Andrey Kalinin
Hudson Bar & Books: 636 Hudson St. (between Jane & Horatio St.) New York, NY (212) 229-2642
a unique whisky list that spans the world. Hand selected for quality, diversity and elegance. [see menu]
Landmark Tavern: 626 Eleventh Ave. (46th St.) New York, NY (212) 247-2562
Historic old style New York Tavern with 19 types of single malt scotch. [see menu]
Lexington Bar & Books: 1020 Lexington Ave. (73rd St.) New York, NY (212) 717-3902
upscale cocktail lounge on the upper east side.
Lillie’s: 13 E. 17th St. (between Broadway & Fifth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 337-1970
Victorian-style bar & restaurant with a fine selection of whiskeys and scotches [whiskey menu]
Maysville: 17 W. 26th St. (between Sixth Ave. & Broadway) (646) 490-8240
American whiskey bar & restaurant featuring over 150 American whiskies [whiskey menu]
On the Rocks: 696 Tenth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.) (212) 247-2055
Whiskey bar in Hell’s Kitchen.
Rye House: 11 W. 17th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (212) 255-7260
American bar & restaurant with over 240 varieties of scotch, Irish, Japanese, American & Canadian whiskey.
St. Andrew’s: 140 W. 46th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 840-8413
St. Andrew’s boasts the largest selection of single malt scotches in the city. Join the St. Andrew’s scotch club, which will get you invited to attend Scotch seminars and sample some of the finest and rarest scotches available.
[scotch list (pdf)].
Stout: 133 W. 33rd St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) New York, NY (212) 629-6191
The flagship Stout Irish pub.
Stout FiDi: 90 John St. (between Gold & Cliff St.) New York, NY (212) 240-9122
Financial District location of Stout Irish pub, serving 65 Irish whiskies. [whiskey menu]
Stout Grand Central: 60 E. 41st St. (between Madison & Park Ave.) New York, NY (212) 922-9009
Third of the 3 Stout Irish pubs, serving 30 Irish whiskeys [whiskey menu]
Trading Post: 170 John St. (South Street Seaport) (646) 370-3337
classic American restaurant & bar in a landmark building, featuring 100 American, Irish & scotch whiskies. [whiskey menu]
Valhalla: 815 Ninth Ave. (between 53rd & 54th St.) New York, NY (212) 757-2747
features 30 single malt scotches.
Vintry Wine & Whiskey: 57 Stone St. (between Mill Lane & Coentis Alley) (212) 480-9800
Wine & whiskey bar showcasing rare single malts & artisanal whiskeys from around the world. [whiskey menu]
Waterfront Ale House: 540 Second Ave. (30th St.) New York, NY (212) 696-4104
Features a large selection of bourbon, single malt scotch, and Irish whiskey. [see menu]
Whiskey Tavern: 79 Baxter St. (between Bayard & Walker) New York, NY (212) 374-9119
NYC tavern featuring 50 types of bourbon, Irish, scotch & rye, and flights of whiskey. [see menu]
Whiskey Town: 29 E. 3rd St. (between Bowery & Second Ave.) New York, NY (212) 505-7344
Whiskey bar featuring over 50 types of bourbon, Irish, scotch & rye, and flights of whiskey. [see menu]
The Whiskey Ward: 121 Essex St. (bet. Rivington & Delancey St.) New York, NY (212) 477-2998
New York’s lower east side was once dubbed “The Whiskey Ward”. serving Flights of whiskey. [See whiskey menu]
Beast of Bourbon: 704 Myrtle Ave. (between Spencer & Walworth St.) Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 789-9901
“Beer, bourbon & rock & roll”. Serving over 160 whiskeys, ryes and bourbons [see menu]
The Big Whiskey: 524 Grand St. (between Union Ave. & Lorimer St.) (347) 725-4386
Whiskey bar in Williamsburg featuring about 40 types of bourbon, Irish, scotch & rye, and flights of whiskey. [see menu]
The Brazen Head: 228 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Court St. & Boerum Pl.) Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY (718) 488-0430
Neighborhood bar featuring a large selection of single malt scotch.
The Craic: 488 Driggs Ave. (between N. 9th & N. 10th St.) (347) 384-2772
Scottish & Irish pub with extensive whiskey selection, featuring over 60 whiskies. [whiskey menu]
The Crown Inn: 724 Franklin Ave. (between Sterling Pl. & Park Pl.) Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 915-1131
Neighborhood bar featuring 40 types of bourbon.
The Little Whiskey: 36 Wilson Ave. (George St.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 366-4600
Whiskey bar in Bushwick featuring about 50 types of bourbon, Irish, scotch & rye, and flights of whiskey. [whiskey menu]
Noorman’s Kil: 609 Grand St. (between Leonard & Lorimer St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 384-2526
Featuring a selection of over 400 whiskies [see menu]
Post Office Whiskey Bar: 188 Havemeyer St. (between S. 3rd & S. 4th St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 962-2574
Offering a large selection of whiskey [see menu]
Sycamore Bar & Flowershop: 1118 Cortelyou Rd. (Westminster Rd.) Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 240-5850
flower shop by day, bar by night. Specialize in domestic and international craft beers and American whiskeys.
The Whiskey Brooklyn: 44 Berry St. (N. 11th St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 387-8444
Subterranean whiskey bar with over 50 types of scotch, bourbon, rye and Irish whiskey. [see menu]
The Whiskey Annex: 44 Berry St. (N. 11th St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 599-6900
Street level sibling of The Whiskey Brooklyn.
Banter: 108-22 Queens Blvd. (71st Rd.) (718) 268-8436
boasting the largest selection of Irish whiskies in NYC (88).
Forest Hills Station House: 106-11 71st Ave. (Burns St.) (718) 544-5000
Gastropub featuring a large selection of whiskey with over 100 bourbons, ryes & malts. [see menu]
Passage Irish Whiskey Bar & Kitchen: 40-11 30th Ave. (Steinway St.) (917) 832-6680
Whiskey bar & restaurant specializing in Irish whiskeys.
Please note, just like the 2nd Avenue subway, this page is perpetually under construction.
Feel free to add any suggestions in the comments section below. cheers, Murph.