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NYC's 4 Best Whiskey Bars

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Enjoy a dram or two at one of these top whiskey bars. By Selena Ricks-Good.

Vintry Wine and Whiskey
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Vintry Wine & Whiskey

57 Stone St.
New York, NY
(212) 480-9800

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Follow a walk through the Financial Distract with drinks at this dimly-lit speakeasy, a haven for whiskey and wine lovers in a neighborhood filled with pubs. Offering more than 100 whiskeys available by one- or two-ounce pours (as well as in cocktails) and more than 80 wines to taste, Vintry focuses on artisanal producers. Vintry also offers full lunch and dinner menus, so you can pair your drink with a flavorful options like braised short rib sliders, ricotta gnocchi or Vintry's baked s'mores for two.

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150 W. 10th St.
New York, NY
(212) 229-2670

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This Scottish gastropub has been a charming addition to the West Village's drinking and dining scene since 2009. Come early to snag a bar stool and sip the selection of single malts and blended whiskeys and cocktails like the Blood and Sand (Single malt Scotch, Cherry Heering, orange juice, lemon juice and bitters). And if you're a fan of hearty fare, settle in for dishes such as haggis, or pan seared scallops.

Campbell Apartment
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The Campbell Apartment

15 Vanderbilt Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 953-0409

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No bar will make your father feel quite as luxurious and classically New York as The Campbell Apartment. Formerly the private salon of '20s financier John W. Campbell, this cocktail lounge in a quiet corner of Grand Central boasts rich woodwork, a beamed ceiling and an oversized fireplace. Settle into a plush red sofa and sip scotch or Prohibiton-style cocktails. Just be sure to dress nice--tennis shoes and jeans are not allowed.

Hudson Bar & Books

636 Hudson St.
New York, NY
(212) 229-2642

Sophisticated (yes, there are books on the walls) yet as cozy as a clubhouse, this cocktail den features an extensive menu of whiskey as well as cigars. This bar and a few sidecars or mint juleps will help you unwind in no time. Take a seat at the bar or enjoy Hudson's outdoor cafe in warmer weather.

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