On the Rocks

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On the Rocks
On the Rocks

Whiskey lovers have a new hang in this diminutive Hell's Kitchen bar, which features more than 80 varieties of the spirit. If heady quaffs like a Redbreast 15-year or a Ridgemont 1792 bourbon aren't quite your speed, you can choose from more than 60 bottled beers. The dim, narrow space has exposed brick, and most seating is at the concrete bar, the better to claim your bartender's ear and nerd out over obscure brown spirits.


Venue name: On the Rocks
Address: 696 Tenth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 48th and 49th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average drink: $10. Cash only
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Christa Sully

If you're stuck in Hell's Kitchen, or have the honor of living here..., this place should be on your roster. There are no weird themes or anything gimmicky attached, just a simple place to get a few drams. 

Working in Midtown West led me to On The Rocks and it's definitely one of the better bars in the area. 


Currently there's no menu here - just tell the bartenders what you like and they'll make a recommendation. For some, that may be exciting, for others, frustrating. I recommend you give it a try - I've never had anything at this mostly calm spot that I didn't enjoy. That said, also be prepared to throw down some cash for a rare vintage - it will be worth it.

Evelyn D

Great bar my friend took me to. Very classy, INSANE whiskey list, will probably have Sinatra playing. Very chill and great for a nightcap.


On The Rocks is the place to be. It currently features a variety of more than 300 whiskeys and a selection of over 125 beers to choose from.