Midtown whiskey-sluggers can soak up the dark stuff at this three-story booze lodge, from industry vets Jessie Duré (Dick and Jane's), Moses Laboy (Red Rooster) and Duane Fernandez (Acme). The leather-and-oak-accented main bar—with 36 flatscreens and mounted bison heads—offers one- and two-ounce pours of 150 domestic whiskeys and 75 Scotch and Irish varieties. Along with the hooch, there's a daily Sixpoint Righteous Rye-and-Fireball (cinnamon whiskey) special and two on-tap cocktails: Remember the Maine (rye, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering and absinthe) and the Drambuie de Humo (Drambuie, tequila, mescal, vermouth and orange bitters). Gussied-up bar bites are also available, such as sliders with foie gras butter, beer-brined wings and duck-fat-fried Tots. The second-floor bar is a Theodore Roosevelt–inspired loft complete with taxidermied animals and pictures of the President, and the basement holds a private party room called the Barrel for fantasy-football bashes.
|Venue name:||American Whiskey||Contact:|
247 W 30th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 4pm–midnight; Wed–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–2am; Sun 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|