Hudson Bar and Books

Hudson Bar and Books

Whisky Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Macelleria
    "A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection."(29 Tips)
    Davis A.
    "Bond movie playing silently in the background."(3 Tips)
    Jason N.
    "Excellent whiskey flights and cool decor."(2 Tips)
    Kevin G.
    "Bring your own stog and pay the $5 cutting fee."(2 Tips)
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  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    The West Village outpost of Bar and Books has a posh selection of literature, an astute whiskey menu, and a long list of cigars. Celebrities stop in from time to time to enjoy a 60-year-old scotch.
    Upvoted May 20
  • Robert S.
    Robert StevensonFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great atmosphere, good conservations, subtle background music, cigar selection is decent, but scotch, rum & bourbon pairing make it a great venue. Alex and Julie are the bet wait staff.Get there early
    Upvoted May 20
  • Tribeca
    TribecaApril 7, 2014
    In honor of the Tribeca Film Festival, try the "Blush Blush", a light, bubbly blend of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, St-Germain™ Liqueur, Campari®, citrus foam, and club soda.
    Upvoted May 20
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 2, 2016
    Can't say enough about how great this place is for a cigar and scotch, only drawback is the inside is quite smoky (not great ventilation), so I recommend grabbing a table outside to catch up
    Upvoted May 20
  • Steffanie C.
    Steffanie CamiloFebruary 15, 2015
    Cigars! Old fashioned place with great ambiance. Choose your whiskey and your cigar!
    Upvoted May 20
  • Alan P.
    Alan PetrilliDecember 1, 2015
    If you are in the mood to splurge, get the Dalmore Cigar Malt, pricey at $40 a pour, but it's discontinued and a fantastic pair with a nice stick
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AgahigianOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Bar&Books stogie and ask the bartender for a scotch/whiskey recommendation. Hands down best cigar lounge in NYC, and vintage Bond movies seals the deal.
  • Davis A.
    Davis Anderson IIIOctober 9, 2013
    One of the last bastions of freedom in the city where you can relax with a cigar, a scotch, and a Bond movie playing silently in the background.
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 20, 2011
    A library inspired theme makes this place a natural choice to enjoy a cigar and excellent scotch. If you're not into scotch however, try a Dark and Stormy.
  • Aricson D.
    Aricson DechavezJuly 6, 2012
    Best cigar bar hands down. Great cigars, good selection in booze, and thee waitresses are good talent. Good guys night out spot.
  • Serge K.
    Serge KassardjianNovember 6, 2010
    Hands down the best cigar and scotch bar in nyc. All the others are overrated because this one actually has girls that also go. Plus you have to love the red velvet.
  • Joe M.
    Joe M.August 10, 2014
    Enjoy a low-key setting with cigars and fancy cocktails. While it is expensive, the atmosphere is worth it.
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonMarch 24, 2013
    British library style bar, with a bartender that looks like Steve Van Zandt's character in the Sopranos. Whiskey+ cigars, what more do you need?
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BrillApril 25, 2011
    I love this place. Great nightcap spot. I usually have amaretto or vino, and a couple puffs. The atmosphere is fantastic.
  • Lydia D.
    Lydia DamonMarch 7, 2015
    Cozy old-school ambience, if you don't mind cigar smoke
  • Macelleria
    MacelleriaDecember 20, 2011
    A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection. The only smoking permitted venue in the neighborhood!
  • Guiseppe
    GuiseppeOctober 14, 2013
    Bring your own sticks as the ones available are hugely overpriced. A Davidoff Millennium Lonsdale is $75.00. The cutting fee is only $5.00
  • Jason N.
    Jason NashJuly 22, 2014
    House band cigars are surprisingly good. Very solid Scotch/Whiskey/Bourbon list as well.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KopmanNovember 3, 2011
    Suggest this for a date- whiskey flights and cigars are sure to make you the look like the baddest chic around town.
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergApril 17, 2015
    Very smokey, but that's to be expected. Excellent whiskey flights and cool decor.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BradleyJanuary 22, 2016
    Great whiskey selection and upscale but comfortable place to enjoy a fine smoke.
  • Bansri B.
    Bansri BhattDecember 31, 2011
    This place is great if you're meeting a friend or flying solo. Cozy and intimate!
  • Austin S.
    Austin SipesOctober 23, 2014
    Excellent atmosphere. Scotch selection also excellent.
  • hamad t.
    hamad tarekSeptember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Indoor cigar smoking and great vibe
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonJuly 29, 2012
    This place blows, they make you take off your hat (but apparently visors are ok!?!)
  • Liza
    LizaJanuary 9, 2016
    cool vibe but you're allowed to smoke inside - uncomfortable for a nonsmoker
  • Jaime S.
    Jaime ScatenaJanuary 6, 2013
    Great place for cigars and drinks.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldMarch 28, 2015
    Make sure you at least look like you know what you're doing
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GreenDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own stog and pay the $5 cutting fee.
  • Robert Tolar H.
    Dope place to have a cigar & scotch whiskey
  • Joe J.
    Joe JunterealJune 30, 2012
    I wish I smoked. Cool bar, but a tad smoky if that makes sense.
  • TeeJay V.
    TeeJay VApril 8, 2013
    Always a Bond movie playing... What else do you need to know?
  • Ben T.
    Ben TannenbaumMay 8, 2010
    Leave work a little early and head on over to Hudson Bar & Books. Sip some scotch. Enjoy a cigar. You worked hard all week. You deserve it.
  • John P.
    John PomeroyDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a Purity Vodka on the rocks. Divine.
  • Lulu P.
    Lulu PhongmanyJune 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They do an excellent dirty vodka martini
  • Dale S.
    Dale SorensonDecember 21, 2010
    The hand-rolled, Bar & Books Robusto is excellent.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsDecember 3, 2015
    If you want a cigar where else
  • Sydney S.
    Sydney SniderSeptember 11, 2014
    Bourbon, scotch, and cigars
  • Tilman H.
    Tilman HamplFebruary 3, 2010
    Lets see how real this is. I'd love to find a decent place where I could smoke a cigar and sip a drink from time to time.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DoloNovember 15, 2014
    Starting the birthday night out right with cigars and scotch!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PeraltaJune 20, 2015
    Great Cigars
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LenahanAugust 21, 2011
    Go to the far back...VIP is great!
  • C.J. G.
    C.J. GerukosOctober 28, 2010
    The whisky selection is superb and not overly priced. the cigar selection is weak and extremely overpriced. Save your money, bring your own and pay the 5 dollars. Its worth it.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WinnegradFebruary 12
    Made a res that was confirmed by email and when we arrived we were told that they didn't "have it on the books" and that it happens all the time. Hostess was rude and didn't do anything to help
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaOctober 4, 2014
    Scotch; hotel quality wait staff
  • David L.
    David LelongMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great dry rye manhattan. Everytime.
  • Roland
    RolandMarch 18, 2011
    This place is glorious. Do not drink the water. It is for extinguishing.
  • Dana F.
    Dana FlynnNovember 10, 2014
    Great old fashions
  • Robin C.
    Robin CapiliOctober 12, 2011
    Try the Basil Hayden on the rocks. Smooth.
  • Jan G.
    Jan GemrichFebruary 7, 2015
    Have a cigar! Just do!:-)
  • Brian W.
    Brian WasiakApril 28, 2012
    Hands down best bar in NYC
  • Anthony P.
    Two roaches crawled on our table. Told staff and had a shrug attitude. I'd skip this place.
  • Lulu P.
    Lulu PhongmanyMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Dirty martinis. The best here.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraDecember 29, 2011
    laphroiag triple wood!
  • Donald K.
    Donald KorohOctober 22, 2011
    A conversation on cool...
  • Drew J.
    Drew JenningsNovember 21, 2009
    Bad news: you can smoke inside. Good news: you can smoke inside.
  • Sergey E.
    Sergey EkaterininDecember 29, 2013
    Единственное место в NYC где можно курить
  • Ayhan C.
    Ayhan CanavarFebruary 8
    Puro içilmesine
  • Tilman H.
    Tilman HamplFebruary 8, 2010
    Uuuuu mein neues zuhause:)
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