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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This modern American restaurant offers an upscale take on Southern food that pairs perfectly with its impressive selection of American whiskeys—a carefully curated collection of 150 bourbon, rye, malt, blended, and Tennessee-style bottles to choose from (including the brand-new Wild Turkey Master’s Keep and the hard-to-find Whistle Pig Rye Old World Port and Madeira Cask Finish). Any night of the week a lively crowd mills about the handsome marble bar, where knowledgeable bartenders dish out the brown stuff by the one- or two-ounce pour and the eight- or 16-ounce decanter. The real aficionado would be wise to look into their occasional whiskey classes, which offer tastings focused on themes like American rye ($55 per person). Call ahead as space is limited to 20 spots. 17 W 26th St.; 646-490-8240;