Travel·Posted on Oct 16, 201317 Of The Absolute Best Whiskey Bars In New York CityWhiskey crawl, anyone? Conveniently sorted by location.by Ashly PerezBuzzFeed Motion Pictures Staff If you've ever been in search of a decent whiskey in the city, we're here to help. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com 1. Astoria (Queens): Sweet Afton foursquare.com Location: 30-09 34th St. (between 30th and 31st Avenues) Astoria, NY 11103Foursquare rating: 9.5 / 10 Known for: Fried pickles, pickleback shots, and a wide array of local liquors. 2. TriBeCa: Brandy Library yelp.com Location: 25 N Moore St. (at Varick) New York, NY 10013Foursquare rating: 9.3 / 10Known for: Largest selection of scotches in New York, over 900 spirits and 100 cocktails. 3. Financial District: Fraunces Tavern foursquare.com 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. 4. Lower East Side: The Whiskey Ward foursquare.com Location: 21 Essex St. (at Rivington Street) New York, NY 10002Foursquare rating: 8.9 / 10 Known for: Buffalo Trace bourbon. 5. Chinatown: Whiskey Tavern liverbashers.com Location: 79 Baxter St. (at Bayard Street) New York, NY 10013 Foursquare rating: 9.1 / 10 Known for: Spicy pickleback shots and tater tots with chipotle mayo. 6. Flatiron: Rye House foursquare.com Location: 11 W 17th St/ (between 5th and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011Foursquare rating: 9.4 / 10 Known for: Truffle grilled cheese and a generous whiskey sampler. 7. Flatiron Part II: Maysville blog.habitual.com Location: 17 W 26th St. (at Broadway) New York, NY 10010 Foursquare rating: 9.1 / 10 Known for: Barrel-aged American whiskey cocktails and their crispy grits. 8. Alphabet City: Idle Hands Bar yelp.com Location: 25 Avenue B (at E 3rd Street) New York, NY 10009Foursquare rating: 9.6 / 10 Known for: Reasonably priced craft beers and bourbons served by helpful bartenders. 9. East Village: d.b.a. foursquare.com Location: 41 1st Ave. (between 2nd and 3rd Street) New York, NY 10003Foursquare rating: 9.2 / 10 Known for: An awesome patio and hot mulled cider with rum or whiskey. 10. West Village: Highlands foursquare.com Location: 150 W 10th St. (at Waverly Place) New York, NY 10014Foursquare rating: 9.1 / 10 Known for: Authentic Scottish foods and their famous Sweet Ginger Brown cocktail. 11. West Village Part II: Hudson Bar & Books barandbooks.cz Location: 636 Hudson St. (between Jane & Horatio) New York, NY 10014Foursquare rating: 8.7 / 10 Known for: Best place to smoke a cigar and drink a scotch. 12. Hell's Kitchen: On The Rocks yelp.com Location: 696 10th Ave (between48th and 49th Street) New York, NY 10019Foursquare rating: 7.9 / 10 Known for: Manhattan with vanilla bitters. 13. Midtown: The Campbell Apartment colin.se 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 yelp.com 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. 15. Upper West Side: Barley & Grain thrillist.com Location: 421 Amsterdam Ave (between 80th and 81st Street) New York, NY 10024Foursquare rating: 7.3 / 10 Known for: Watermelon refresher cocktail made with bourbon. 16. Williamsburg (Brooklyn): The Whiskey Brooklyn foursquare.com Location: 44 Berry St. (between N 11th and N 12th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11211Foursquare rating: 9.0 / 10 Known for: Spicy picklebacks and a plethora of parlor games. 17. Crown Heights (Brooklyn): The Crown Inn thecrowninnbrooklyn.com!prettyPhoto Location: 724 Franklin Ave/ (at Park Place) Brooklyn, NY 11238Foursquare rating: 9.2 / 10 Known for: Great happy hours, awesome bartenders, and a wide selection of imported whiskeys.