Brandy Library

Brandy Library

Whisky Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
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    Go here. Experience the whiskey. It's worth it.
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    Nikhil G.
    "Loved the whiskey flights.."(4 Tips)
    Mark G.
    "Amazing selection of scotch, try one of the sampling flights."(20 Tips)
    Spencer H.
    "They even offer tasting classes of rare blends."(3 Tips)
    Avin N.
    "Gougeres (amazing cheese puffs) are a must."(3 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 22, 2016
    Those of us who prefer to do our boozing in the company of many books will find refuge in this cozy Tribeca bar, which is blessedly set up to look like a library, complete with crackling fireplaces. Read more
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 26, 2014
    Fun yet classy spot with the perfect ambiance for a first date Or just lounge. Cigar smoking outside with Thousands of spirits lined up on the wall. They have good food & prices try the flights!!
  • Atif A.heart icon on user image
    Atif AteeqJune 27, 2012
    Great upscale lounge with a very large selection of drinks. Walls are lined w/ bottles & have rolling ladders like a library. Very classy. Priced high but check their website for free tastings.
  • Jeremy M.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy MooreDecember 9, 2015
    The scotch/whiskey/bourbon/rum selection is the best I've seen in New York. While it definitely feels that you're in TriBeCa, if you catch it on a slower night it's a great place to enjoy & relax.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisDecember 21, 2015
    Amazing selection of brown liquor, knowledgeable staff and a classy vibe. If it's nice out, ask to sit outside on the front porch (you can smoke a cigar out there). They have flight options too.
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍December 28, 2019
    Superb but don't come here if you don't understand whiskey! Brandy Library is a chic, high-end bar specializing in Brandy, whiskey selections, bourbon... Other cocktails are good too
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezOctober 6, 2016
    Whiskey lovers will feel in heaven. Amazing scotch collection and ambiance to sit back and enjoy. Be warned: parties greater than six people are not welcomed unless you book the private room
  • Hectorheart icon on user image
    HectorOctober 12, 2015
    Fancy, cozy, and warm atmosphere make it the best whiskey spot. They have a ladder for library shelves of drink bottles. Downstairs private room and bar too! Perfect cocktails.
  • Avin N.heart icon on user image
    Avin NarasimhanJanuary 25, 2015
    One of our new faves. Fantastic vibe and atmosphere. Gougeres (amazing cheese puffs) are a must. You could basically point to anything on the drink list and you'll be golden.
  • Alex K.heart icon on user image
    Alex KeslingAugust 16, 2014
    The terrible suit-ridden and uptight vibe is completely made up for by their absolutely amazing selection and fantastic service. I would recommend getting a flight of your favorite liquor genre.
  • Caroline P.
    Caroline POctober 22, 2014
    Deviled eggs with bacon crumbles and foie gras mousse were amazing! I liked the "make your own scotch" set up but the pours are tiny.
  • Nikhil G.heart icon on user image
    Nikhil GadreDecember 11, 2016
    Loved the whiskey flights.. but beware, they are quite stingy with the pours :( The selection is out-of-this-world... can't be beat!!! Fancy, cozy and very classy atmosphere...
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...April 30, 2013
    If whisky is your game & money is no object, then this is a can't miss Date Night spot. Their amazing menu & a knowledgeable staff to match will give you a solid intro to the world of whisky.
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonJuly 4, 2013
    We live in the neighborhood, why haven't we been here before?! Love the ambience and the extensive cocktail menu. A cocktail I've only had in Croatia was found on their menu. Yum.
  • Lears F.heart icon on user image
    Lears FoolJune 15, 2015
    A library is only as good as its librarians - this one has them. Get educated. Ask questions. Don't be intimidated if you are a n00b. They are kind people.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "The name is accurate, as far as it goes: There are indeed many, many cognacs, Armagnacs, brandies de Jerez, and other fine grape and fruit distillates, all ranked on shelves like so many..." Read more
  • Ronak D.heart icon on user image
    Ronak DayaNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A library for whiskey?! Yes! Great decor. Make reservations. Come in small groups and get the highland tasting flight.
  • Ajaya W.heart icon on user image
    Ajaya WilliamsJanuary 12, 2013
    Always a great selection and superb service. If you have no idea what to get, the staff is knowledgable and will lead you in the right direction.
  • Sean S.heart icon on user image
    Sean SmithApril 2, 2017
    Amazing selection of spirits, super cozy atmosphere and staff that are both friendly and knowledgable. "Browse the library" to try something new.
  • Monikaheart icon on user image
    MonikaDecember 6, 2014
    A great place to learn about alcohol. Let your librarian guide you. The atmosphere is customized towards great whiskey consumption - leather chairs, darkish lights and bottles surrounding you.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    An institution. If you're a Man or Woman of Whiskey, Scotch or Brandy, then this is a must stop for your life. Get comfortable, the options will keep you here for a while.
  • Lydia B.heart icon on user image
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    For the whisky, brandy and cognac lover. Also serve great cocktails. The gin is my favourite part!
  • Juan Manuel B.heart icon on user image
    Juan Manuel BerrosJanuary 24, 2018
    We had a "creamy cocktails" night here that was well executed. Brandy Alexander, Bees Kiss, Grasshopper, White Russian. Everything worked 👌
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 21, 2017
    You don’t have to be a spirits aficionado to appreciate the charms of this civilized Tribeca den. (Though by the time you leave, you might be.) Read more
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HowardSeptember 20, 2013
    Amazing list of booze. Decent cigar list. Manly business crowd. They even offer tasting classes of rare blends.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StrombergJanuary 3, 2015
    Nice cocktails, but mainly the beautiful interior and jazz music they've got playing sets this place apart.
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuApril 1, 2015
    Very good service. Quiet open to young professionals too. The cocktail page starts on p.64 of the drink menu. A good sign. ;)
  • Alex
    AlexJune 13, 2012
    The walls, covered with bottles of whisky, brandy and bourbon, may tempt you in a variety of directions, but their classic Old Fashioned is a good way to start the evening.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SneathAugust 20, 2018
    Sign up for one of their tasting classes. They're a ton of fun, you'll learn a lot, and you'll drink well!
  • Our Man On The Ground
    Our Man On The GroundSeptember 5, 2011
    With over 1,000 different types of brandies & whiskies from around the world to choose from, this is a must visit place for the whiskey or brandy connoisseur. Cosy, clubby & intimate atmosphere. Read more
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuJanuary 26, 2015
    Great ambiance. Super fancy. Not a whiskey or dark liquor fan but it was a cool experience. The whiskey flights are popular
  • Natalie V.heart icon on user image
    Natalie VApril 24, 2016
    Fancy digs with huge menu of brandy, whiskey, etc. highly recommend going a tasting menu and making reservations.
  • Cristian G.heart icon on user image
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 8, 2014
    Great place to meet friends and have a deep conversation over a drink. Unlike most NY spots you can actually hear each other!
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RosenthalDecember 21, 2014
    Cozy spot with amazing decor and drink selections. What more could you ask for?
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayAugust 7, 2012
    With as many as three thousand unique bottles on its shelves and an incredibly knowledgeable staff, Brandy Library is ideal for lovers of brandy/Scotch/whiskey.
  • Jasmine 💫
    Jasmine 💫February 22, 2016
    Where Adults come to unwind and have grown up drinks. Place empties at the proper bedtime of 3am. The bartenders take their sweet time making orders and don't card.
  • Leo C.heart icon on user image
    Leo CFebruary 25, 2017
    selection here is ridiculous. ambience is awesome. folks were more than happy to answer any questions. had the Hakushu neat.
  • aanwarheart icon on user image
    aanwarJanuary 21, 2017
    Absolutely a phenomenal place to have a business meeting or just hang with friends who like Whiskey.
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LitvakNovember 29, 2015
    The broadest range of whisky I've ever seen, in tastefully subdued digs. Great spot for a date or quiet catch-up.
  • Markheart icon on user image
    MarkDecember 23, 2015
    Great selection of whiskies, including bourbons and scotches in an upscale atmosphere. A bit pricey.
  • Diplomatico Rum
    Diplomatico RumJune 15, 2012
    Joel Flores, Spirits Sommelier at Brandy Library. Ask him for a Diplomático on the rocks or for an Old Fashion. Amazing.
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuNovember 25, 2015
    Amazing selection of whiskeys. Try to make a reservation if you can because the wait can be pretty long
  • Michelle R.heart icon on user image
    Michelle RobertsNovember 23, 2015
    This place has an awesome selection of bourbons, single malt scotch and cognac.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilliamsJune 27, 2012
    If you're not into the scotches and brandys, try the Champagne Cocktail! It's strong, so be cautious. Get more in my post on Coffee + Champagne (http://coffeeandchampagne.com/2012/06/brandy-library/)
  • Adele M.
    Adele MajorAugust 24, 2013
    Thinks it's the Boom Boom Room. I would go for somewhere whuch appreciates customers. Like, you know, anywhere else in NYC.
  • Taylor
    TaylorMay 31, 2012
    Surrounded by brandy lining the walls, it can be hard to stray from the bar's namesake. But the sazerac is very good if you're looking for a classic cocktail.
  • M G.heart icon on user image
    M GAugust 7, 2010
    Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Insanely extensive menu. Lovely old school decor. Truly a library of scotches, cognacs, brandys, etc. More of an encyclopedia... A must for any spirits afficionado.
  • Blake O.heart icon on user image
    Blake OlmsteadJanuary 4, 2016
    Tasting menus are a great survey of the massive collection. Perfect for spirit newbies.
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 20, 2011
    We realise it may be difficult to choose from their extensive list, but no matter. Just tell them what you don't like in your whiskey, and they can work around it!
  • Our Man On The Ground M.
    With over 1,000 different types of brandies & whiskies from around the world this is a must visit place for the whiskey or brandy connoisseur. Cosy, clubby & intimate atmosphere. Read more
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