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.

Kevin Hooshangi
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American Whiskey

Ever yearned for a sports bar that offers something more sophisticated than wings and beer? American Whiskey understands. With 37 televisions showing every game imaginable and over 150 bourbons and half that many Scotches, this is not your average game-day hangout. The two floors of this upscale roadhouse offer plenty of spots to nurse a dram or sip a Strike Me Dead cocktail (rye and black pepper maple syrup). With gilded chandeliers, taxidermied bison heads, and chalk drawings above the bar detailing the distillation process, cheering on your home team was never such an elegant experience. 247 W 30th St.; 212-967-1070; americanwhiskeynyc.com.