This buzzing barroom marks the overdue arrival of a stylish Scottish tavern in NYC. The look is urban drawing room: Furnishings include stag heads, and the charming staff sports tartan ties. Scotch is the thing—sip from a collection of 100 whiskeys, or try one of the smart cocktails, which provide a perfect introduction to the spirit. We liked the citrusy Blood and Sand, made with 12-year-old Highland Park, Cherry Heering, orange juice and bitters. It’s worth bringing an appetite for the gastropub fare, too: Lamb sausage rolls with harissa aioli make for a topflight drinking snack.
150–152 W 10th St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 6pm–2am; Fri 5pm–3am; Sat, Sun 11am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V|