Hudson Bar and Books

Hudson Bar and Books

Whisky Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
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    "A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection."(32 Tips)
    Davis A.
    "Bond movie playing silently in the background."(3 Tips)
    Brian L.
    "Excellent whiskey menu and super friendly service."(2 Tips)
    "astute whiskey menu"(2 Tips)
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  • cigars
  • bond movie
  • good service
  • good for dates
  • trendy
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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.
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    DavidJuly 23, 2017
    Very unpretentious and unique place in the city. If you're hankering for a cigar, a whiskey and are with good company, this is a good place to end the evening.
  • 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
  • Steffanie C.heart icon on user image
    Steffanie CamiloFebruary 15, 2015
    Cigars! Old fashioned place with great ambiance. Choose your whiskey and your cigar!
  • John C.heart icon on user image
    John ColglazierFebruary 2, 2020
    Really surprised to see wine from the Finger Lakes region! Food was great; try the Branzino for a light, flavorful dish before a night out on the town.
  • Patrick B.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.heart icon on user image
    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.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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jason N.heart icon on user image
    Jason NewbergApril 17, 2015
    Very smokey, but that's to be expected. Excellent whiskey flights and cool decor.
  • Stephen B.heart icon on user image
    Stephen BradleyJanuary 22, 2016
    Great whiskey selection and upscale but comfortable place to enjoy a fine smoke.
  • Lydia D.heart icon on user image
    Lydia DamonMarch 7, 2015
    Cozy old-school ambience, if you don't mind cigar smoke
  • Jason N.
    Jason NashJuly 22, 2014
    House band cigars are surprisingly good. Very solid Scotch/Whiskey/Bourbon list as well.
  • Brian L.heart icon on user image
    Brian LongtinDecember 2, 2018
    Excellent whiskey menu and super friendly service.
  • Macelleria
    MacelleriaDecember 20, 2011
    A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection. The only smoking permitted venue in the neighborhood!
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    lisaMarch 22, 2018
    Upscale cigar and whiskey enjoy going there for a smoke and drink
  • 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.
  • Stan T.heart icon on user image
    Stan TranJuly 23, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your own cigars and enjoy a whisky or three here
  • hamad t.heart icon on user image
    hamad tarekSeptember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Indoor cigar smoking and great vibe
  • Austin S.heart icon on user image
    Austin SipesOctober 23, 2014
    Excellent atmosphere. Scotch selection also excellent.
  • 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.
  • Frank D.heart icon on user image
    Frank DieboldMarch 28, 2015
    Make sure you at least look like you know what you're doing
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    Robert Tolar HainingJune 14, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Dope place to have a cigar & scotch whiskey
  • Guiseppeheart icon on user image
    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
  • Siddhaarth J.heart icon on user image
    Siddhaarth JalanNovember 12, 2019
    A super selection of cigars and single malts...
  • TeeJay V.heart icon on user image
    TeeJay VApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a Bond movie playing... What else do you need to know?
  • Lizaheart icon on user image
    LizaJanuary 9, 2016
    cool vibe but you're allowed to smoke inside - uncomfortable for a nonsmoker
  • Jaime S.heart icon on user image
    Jaime ScatenaJanuary 6, 2013
    Great place for cigars and drinks.
  • Bansri B.
    Bansri BhattDecember 31, 2011
    This place is great if you're meeting a friend or flying solo. Cozy and intimate!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GreenDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own stog and pay the $5 cutting fee.
  • 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.
  • Michael P.heart icon on user image
    Michael PeraltaJune 20, 2015
    Great Cigars
  • Ryan A.heart icon on user image
    Ryan AmbsDecember 3, 2015
    If you want a cigar where else
  • Josh W.
    Josh WinnegradFebruary 12, 2017
    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
  • Lulu P.heart icon on user image
    Lulu PhongmanyJune 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They do an excellent dirty vodka martini
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DoloNovember 15, 2014
    Starting the birthday night out right with cigars and scotch!
  • Joe J.
    Joe JunterealJune 30, 2012
    I wish I smoked. Cool bar, but a tad smoky if that makes sense.
  • Neel B.heart icon on user image
    Neel BhargavaOctober 4, 2014
    Scotch; hotel quality wait staff
  • Dana F.heart icon on user image
    Dana FlynnNovember 10, 2014
    Great old fashions
  • John P.
    John PomeroyDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a Purity Vodka on the rocks. Divine.
  • Jan G.heart icon on user image
    Jan GemrichFebruary 7, 2015
    Have a cigar! Just do!:-)
  • 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.
  • Siddhaarth J.heart icon on user image
    Siddhaarth JalanNovember 12, 2019
    Single malts
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LenahanAugust 21, 2011
    Go to the far back...VIP is great!
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