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    Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    So I'm going to be traveling to the DE area for a week and a half for work. During that trip I'm going to take a few days to visit a Jersey facility and during that side trip I'm going to spend this Saturday exploring NYC... or what little of it I can see in a day. Anyone have any whiskey related things that are fun to do/see/taste? My purchasing budget is rather low, so nothing too high brow (friggen BTAC's are killing me) and I'm a Seattle native so I don't dress very east coast ish (read too casual) so it can't be any place with a nice dress code. I'm just curious if there are fun places or shops to at least look at while I'm poking around. Likely I'll park and take the Staten Island ferry and then walk/subway/cab it from there.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    If you are a literary type the Strand bookstore is well worth a stop. Tons of used books including good sections on Food, Beverage and Wine (ie old whisky books). Also bring a hip flask of your favorite tipple and go visit the Metropolitan roof garden late in the afternoon and watch the sun set over Central Park while sneaking the occasional nip from your flask. Another great place to walk that fits within your budget is The High Line - http://www.thehighline.org/ a very cool elevated park right through the center of the city - again the flask will keep you refreshed. And finally lots of good places to go have a dram - too many to list here.

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    Hi MtnDew,
    When I go to Manhattan, I hang downtown. If you can walk and read a subway map, you can see, eat, and drink a lot in NYC. PM me if you want tourist tips.

    On the Bowery I like Mother's Ruin. On the Lower East Side I like Piano's on Ludlow. On Essex is the Whiskey Ward, which has a great selection of bourbon, scotch, and Irish offerings. No trip to NYC is complete without a stop over at McSorley's on 7th Street. If it was good enough for Abe Lincoln it's good enough for me. Not sure about their bourbon supply, I drink "the beer." In Greenwich Village over off Washington Square Park, I love drinking on and around McDougal, Bleeker, and Thompson Streets.

    Whiskey Ward on Essex / Rivington
    Piano's on Ludlow / Stanton
    Mother's Ruin on Spring / Elizabeth
    McSorley's on 7th Street / 3rd Ave near Astor Place
    Daddy O's on Bedford / 7th Ave.
    -Guy Debord

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    I am very close to Wilmington, DE . If you want to raid the bunker and share a few pours let me know.

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'm especially intrigued with the high line, I forgot about that and really want to see it. I'll pick a few items and likely just stick with the south end of Manhattan to "limit" things a little since I only have a day.

    As for you Michaelturtle... expect a pm soon

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    I am very close to Wilmington, DE . If you want to raid the bunker and share a few pours let me know.
    Oh man... I'm so jealous!

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'm especially intrigued with the high line, I forgot about that and really want to see it. I'll pick a few items and likely just stick with the south end of Manhattan to "limit" things a little since I only have a day.

    As for you Michaelturtle... expect a pm soon
    B-

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    There are many good whiskey bars in NYC, here are a few:
    Idle Hands - Avenue B Between 2nd & 3rd - Total Dive
    Maysville - W. 26th Between Sixth Ave & Bway -Casual
    Rye House - W. 17th Between Fifth Ave & Sixth Ave - Casual

    Both Maysville and Rye House are relatively close to the high line if that's in your plans. The Tippler is a cool cocktail bar also close at 15th between 9th & 10th.

    As far as liquor stores, there's likely not going to be anything special. Most of the fall releases haven't even made it here yet and everything else is going to be more expensive than you would find in Seattle.

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    Wanted to do a quick update and let you all know that I did just about nothing on the recommended list... Oddly enough I found that going over to Michaelturtles the night before and sampling some of his awesome collection somehow satisfied my whiskey itch for the time being. Instead I ended up wandering from the Staten Island ferry dock as far north as Central Park and hit many fun places in between like the high line, Rock plaza, Grand Central, Library, Battery Park, Times Square, Wall Street, and even Lombardis Pizza (Thanks Michael for that recommendation). I took the subway a few times but mainly walked and after 7 or so hours I was exhausted. I ended up heading back to the hotel and enjoying a small pour of scotch for sleeping for almost 12 hours. Next trip, when I have more than a single day, I will get a chance to check out some of the above recommendations.

    Thanks again everyone!

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    McSorley's on 7th Street / 3rd Ave near Astor Place

    To anyone still reading this thread, this is the place to go. Its the oldest Irish bar in NYC. They have light or dark. Tip generously. p.s, I haven't been there in over 10 years.
    "Sat down to my supper twas a bottle of red whiskey" -Dire Wolf

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    Re: Going to be in NYC for a day, anything whiskey related worth visiting?

    McSorleys is still the same, was there last weekend..

 

 

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