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17 Of The Absolute Best Whiskey Bars In New York City

Whiskey crawl, anyone? Conveniently sorted by location.

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1. Astoria (Queens): Sweet Afton

Location: 30-09 34th St. (between 30th and 31st Avenues) Astoria, NY 11103

Foursquare rating: 9.5 / 10

Known for: Fried pickles, pickleback shots, and a wide array of local liquors.


3. Financial District: Fraunces Tavern

Location: 54 Pearl St. (Broad Street) New York, NY 10004

Foursquare rating: 8.7 / 10

Known for: Extensive selection of whiskeys and a favorite hangout of George Washington, himself.


10. West Village: Highlands

Location: 150 W 10th St. (at Waverly Place) New York, NY 10014

Foursquare rating: 9.1 / 10

Known for: Authentic Scottish foods and their famous Sweet Ginger Brown cocktail.


13. Midtown: The Campbell Apartment

Location: 15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal)

Foursquare rating: 9.4 / 10

Known for: A mean old fashioned. And for Gossip Girl fans, this is the bar where Nate and Serena famously did the dirty.

14. Upper East Side: Caledonia Scottish Pub

Location: 609 2nd Ave (between 83rd and 84th) New York, NY 10028

Foursquare rating: 8.8 / 10

Known for: Great bartenders and over 150 different kinds of whiskey from Scotland, Japan, Ireland, and the U.S.

16. Williamsburg (Brooklyn): The Whiskey Brooklyn

Location: 44 Berry St. (between N 11th and N 12th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Foursquare rating: 9.0 / 10

Known for: Spicy picklebacks and a plethora of parlor games.

17. Crown Heights (Brooklyn): The Crown Inn!prettyPhoto

Location: 724 Franklin Ave/ (at Park Place) Brooklyn, NY 11238

Foursquare rating: 9.2 / 10

Known for: Great happy hours, awesome bartenders, and a wide selection of imported whiskeys.


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