New York’s Best Whiskey Bars

From an exclusive, members-only lounge to an elegant, two-story sports bar, these ten gems serve top-shelf selections in the most elegant environments.

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are deep into a whiskey renaissance. New distilleries are cropping up around the world, with big Japanese brands building international momentum and craft Irish whiskey whisky buzzing as the category du jour. Bars and restaurants from Tokyo to Chicago have responded accordingly, giving whiskey (and its Scottish counterpart, whisky), a special place on back bars and menus as more and more people warm up to the spirit.

New York City, ever ahead of the curve, has long nurtured its whiskey-driven establishments—some of which date back to the 19th century. The very best feature menus boasting hundreds of expressions (including the rarest among them) and environments as refined as the bottles. Here, 10 of our favorite places to sit, sip, and savor a dram in New York.
 

Related: See our list of the best whisky bars in Japan »