Best Scottish swig: Highlands

If the Scottish tourism board needs tips for wooing visitors, it would do well to take some cues from Highlands. Planting its flag in an increasingly British stretch of West 10th Street, the hip tavern didn't need kitschy props and gags to import its contemporary taste of Scotland—instead, the urban-manor interior, expertly rendered whiskey cocktails and seasonal pub grub brought the best of the old country to New York...and the 21st century. Highlands 150 W 10th St between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl (212-229-2670)