Best Whiskey Bars in New York City

23/10/2019 NYC’s best spots for great whiskey

Looking forward to visiting the best whiskey bars in the town? Here are some of the top whiskey bars of New York City.

Whiskey Tavern

Whiskey Tavern started in 2008 by the owners of Whiskey Town: George Ruotolo, Justin Ruotolo, and Rob Magill. This bar is all about well-produced drinks, reasonable prices, nice music, cozy and comfortable setup, and wonderful service. Their drinks menu lists some of the best bourbons, ryes, scotch, Japanese, American, and Irish whiskeys. There are some whiskeys that are not listed on this menu but you can ask them. You can also check out their whiskey and cocktail of the month which won’t be on the menu. On asking, you might also get to order some of the seasonal drinks apart from that on the menu. These guys not only offer whiskeys, but also have some good wines, champagnes, beers, and cocktails. To experience these all, visit them at 79 Baxter Street in Chinatown, NYC 10013.


Maysville is an American whiskey bar and restaurant located at 17 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010, USA. Their menu is filled with smoked, grilled, and charred flavors that lean towards bourbon. Their whiskey list suggests over 150 American whiskeys from different distilleries across the country. From traditional mashbill bourbon to rye whiskey, corn whiskey, white whiskey, wheat whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, wheated bourbon, American malt whiskey, and cask & barrel finished whiskey, they have a wide collection of whiskeys in their bar. Apart from these, Maysville also offers a wonderful collection of wine and beer, and they have everything on their food menu that can be enjoyed with these drinks.

Noorman’s Kil

Noorman’s Kil boasts of one of the most impressive collections in NYC. It offers over 400 whiskeys and gourmet grilled cheese. Their list includes whiskeys from Scotland, USA, Ireland, Canada, and Japan. Rye, bourbon, and peated are a few to name. Noorman’s Kil also hosts a regular whiskey tasting and other events that show off many aspects of the whiskey heritage. To have a real look of this place and get an amazing whiskey experience, visit them at 609 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.


Highlands is an award-winning Scottish-American gastropub situated in West Village in downtown New York City. Their food and drinks menu offers an authentic experience of modern Scotland. They have a comprehensive list of whisky from around the world. Visit them at 150 W, 10th St, New York, NY 10014.

Hudson Bar and Books

Hudson Bar and Books was established in 1990. It is located in the West Village, one of the most desirable neighborhoods of NYC. Their offering in whisky includes popular names from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, America, and other countries of the world. They also host a variety of events such as whiskey seminars presented by Ambassadors and Master Distillers from Scotland, charity events, cocktail parties, and theme parties. With its extensive drinks menu, Hudson Bar and Books not only attracts expats but also professionals, political lobbyists, lawyers, financial experts, and film stars. 


Daddy-O was established at 44 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014 in 1999. This small corner bar has a surprising intensity in their whiskey selection. Here, guests would find over 100 American whiskeys, more than 65 Scotch whiskies, and many of Irish and Japanese whisky. They also pour private label reserve bourbon and is not limited to just these, but also offers smoky and peated whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, and other spirits. 

The Flatiron Room

The Flatiron Room was established in 2012. Since then, it has been recognized as a world-famous destination for whiskey lovers. Their current whiskey list features over 1,000 names and is considered to be one of the most extensive lists of the East Coast. It includes some of the good ones of bourbon, single malts, rye, sherry, peat, and Japanese whiskeys.

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