On the Rocks

On the Rocks

Whisky Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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    Hector
    "Small, cozy, intimate spot for great conversation."(6 Tips)
    Kim C.
    "Best brown liquor troves anywhere."(3 Tips)
    Paul M.
    "Great selection of whiskeys and tequilas."(3 Tips)
    jon f.
    "wonderful selection of American, Irish, Scotch whiskies and beyond."(9 Tips)
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  • emily m.heart icon on user image
    emily mcgillJuly 22, 2015
    with over 150 whiskey options on the menu, this is the perfect upscale hole in the wall for brown liquor lovers. the bartenders are friendly and know how to mix a mean cocktail.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 9, 2013
    If you love whiskey, come here ASAP. The bartender is extremely knowledgable, and can recommend you types if whiskey that you've never had before.
  • Wesley B.heart icon on user image
    Wesley BlissJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The only whiskey hold out in Midtown West worth patronizing. Well thought scotch & rye selections, good music (usually something Sinatra esque), and some surprises that are not on the menu (just ask).
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudNovember 6, 2015
    Over in Hell’s Kitchen, this little bar specializes in whiskey – and has a huge selection. If you’re into brown liquor and find yourself on the West Side, this is your spot.
  • Hectorheart icon on user image
    HectorApril 3, 2016
    Knowledgeable bartender on great selection of single malt scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. Small, cozy, intimate spot for great conversation.
  • Patrick K.heart icon on user image
    Patrick KanaleyDecember 10, 2013
    Perfect place for a low-key, quiet bar conversation. One of my top choices in Hell's Kitchen. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and will guide you through whiskey choices too. A true gem.
  • Brian C.heart icon on user image
    Brian ChalkFebruary 28, 2013
    Relaxed and chill. Knowledge and excellent all-round bartender (Daniel). Perfect place for a whiskey/scotch aficionado. I live in the neighborhood, and will be back.
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis SosnovtsevDecember 16, 2015
    Dark and intimate atmosphere, with a focus on the wall of whiskey. The ambience and whiskey selection are great, but you pay through the roof for 'em. Talking $17 a whiskey. 😬
  • Eric T.heart icon on user image
    Eric TashOctober 25, 2014
    Very quaint and unassuming place in HK. My coworker brought me here and immediately feel in love. Extensive whiskey and rye selection. Highly recommend if you're a connoisseur or novice.
  • Jake Y.
    Jake YosafatFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly service, intimate setting. Be sure to stop by in January or February as all the exotic distilleries ship their one bottle per year in the early months.
  • Kim C.heart icon on user image
    Kim ColapreteOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Discovered via Yelp! & fell in love. Best brown liquor troves anywhere. Jeff the bartender will not steer you wrong. Loved all his suggestions. If you love bourbons, scotches & ryes - you must try!
  • Elaine O.heart icon on user image
    Elaine Ormonde-HuaJune 27, 2018
    All things whiskey with a locals vibe
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BagdasaryanFebruary 4, 2019
    370 whiskey selection to choose from. Great vibe, nice music and tiny space (in a good way).
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyJune 26, 2018
    All whiskey, all the time. The bartender was a little gruff, but his skills were legitimate and he was professional. The environment is small and intimate, but emphasis on small.
  • Sanjay 🤖heart icon on user image
    Sanjay 🤖September 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    After many years I've found out Daniel is no longer here. But Josh is more than capably filling in. Ask him for a recommendation
  • Natalie A.heart icon on user image
    Natalie AOctober 7, 2016
    Friendly bartenders who can help you decide what to drink. Not usually crowded as most places are in the area.
  • Becca T.
    Becca TothFebruary 8, 2013
    Come to this classy hole in the wall to experience whisky from around the world. The bartender is knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming.
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    wonderful selection of American, Irish, Scotch whiskies and beyond. Also, they have Pappy but you'll pay dearly for it.
  • Trae F.heart icon on user image
    Trae FOctober 14, 2017
    Cozy, friendly, and very whiskey like. We ordered several rounds of old fashioneds only to find out they were $20 a pop.
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 7, 2015
    a large selection of bourbon, rye and whiskey. they also offer tasting paddles. no beers on tap, only bottles.
  • Dipanshu S.
    Dipanshu SharmaAugust 11, 2013
    Love the scotch collection. They have an Indian whiskey that was rated top 3 in the world. Also check out the octomore
  • Jaimheart icon on user image
    JaimOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Whiskey, scotch, bourbon, service, they let you order in food
  • Daveheart icon on user image
    DaveFebruary 28, 2015
    Amazing whiskey collection. Awesome place for a nightcap.
  • Rob A.heart icon on user image
    Rob AtkinsonFebruary 13, 2016
    The bartenders are the menu here. Tell them what you like and they'll come up with something for you
  • Paul M.
    Paul MarinMay 20, 2013
    Great selection of whiskeys and tequilas. I recommend the Hudson Baby Bourbon.
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    LilySeptember 14, 2014
    A bourbon lovers' paradise. They even have Pappy stashed on the top shelf (for a hefty price)
  • Kathleen O.
    Kathleen OlivaDecember 31, 2013
    Tried to order a Sazernac Old Fashioned and a Templeton Manhattan. The bartender literally scoffed at us. It's whiskey. It's not that serious, dude.
  • Kellen B.
    Kellen BarrangerSeptember 5, 2013
    Best whiskey list I've seen anywhere near Times. And it's ALL whiskey not just scotch.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonJune 9, 2015
    Best Manhattan I've had in Manhattan.
  • Roy C.heart icon on user image
    Roy ChinMay 24, 2015
    Very low key spot with a great selection
  • Zack S.heart icon on user image
    Zack SheppardMay 19, 2015
    Good selection and a nice space, but everything is about $4 more expensive than it should be.
  • Jonathan K.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan KaczynskiMay 13, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    A wide whiskey selection, and knowledgeable bartenders.
  • Josh R.heart icon on user image
    Josh RJanuary 4, 2016
    Service and selection is great! Small and intimate atmosphere.
  • emily m.heart icon on user image
    emily mcgillFebruary 20, 2015
    Over 150 whiskers behind the bar, friendly bartenders and a small space so it always feels intimate.
  • Cindy S.heart icon on user image
    Cindy SamperJune 3, 2015
    Good variety of whiskey.
  • Natalya
    NatalyaMay 29, 2013
    Ask the bartender for Pringles with your drinks...you'll get three cans if you are lucky
  • Sanjay 🤖heart icon on user image
    Sanjay 🤖May 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If Daniel is here have him make you a Manhattan, his choice. You won't go wrong
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SchuitSeptember 27, 2015
    Actually a great selection of whiskeys just not a nice bar. Way too dark and the glassware and ice cubes aren't up to par
  • Alexay C.
    Alexay CooperJune 15, 2013
    Great date spot.
  • Toph A.heart icon on user image
    Toph AllenAugust 9, 2014
    So much whiskey! Seriously good selection.
  • Mark L.heart icon on user image
    Mark LombardiAugust 9, 2014
    Great selection of whiskey and scotch
  • Keroll A.
    Keroll AnnDecember 22, 2013
    Awesome whisky selection!
  • Ritchie Y.
    Ritchie YaoJanuary 5, 2020
    Terrible service. Bartender was more obsessed with macin on single ladies than serve customers. Also the whiskey selection was weak tbh.
  • Josh S.heart icon on user image
    Josh SaletnikApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Specify what liquor you want, otherwise the bartenders will choose the most expensive to rip you off.
  • John T. U.heart icon on user image
    John T. UngerNovember 18, 2014
    Widow Jane bourbon
  • David M.
    David MoeMarch 20, 2014
    Awesome as per usual
  • Ben B.heart icon on user image
    Ben BakerMay 2, 2014
    Balvenie..
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