Brandy Library

Brandy Library

25 N Moore St (at Varick), New York, NY 10013, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
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  • Bravo

    An elegant lounge serving a brilliant and extensive range of whiskey and scotch. -Tressa Williams, Launch My Line

    Bravo · January 28, 2010
  • Gilt City

    The Brandy Library boasts New York’s largest selection of “brown spirits,” including brandies and cognacs galore. Regulars are known to come in frequently for the weekly “Spirit School” tastings.

    Gilt City · February 1, 2011
  • Food & Wine

    Home to one of the most extensive Scotch lists in New York City, Brandy Library offers more than 900 spirits and 100 cocktails.

    Food & Wine · April 20, 2011
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We suggestion a shot of the Frapin XO Grande Champagne Chateau de Fontpinot.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
  • Masha G.

    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.

    Masha Geller · August 7, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Great bar to unwind after work or spend an entire night sampling some of the best and rarest spirits in New York City. Make reservations.

    The Corcoran Group · April 1, 2011

    Its Old World feel is sure to make anyone swoon, and the classic cocktails are mixed to a tee (we loved the mint julep). The kitchen bites aren’t bad, either. Read more · January 9, 2012
  • @JaumePrimero

    A selection of over 100 brandies from around the world, including some exclusives. I enjoyed the old fashioned here.

    @JaumePrimero · November 26, 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! · August 20, 2011
  • Jason S.

    Make a reservation at Brandy Library and order the house blend armagnac xo

    Jason Schwartz · April 21, 2009
  • Miki R.

    If you love whiskey/bourbon/scotch, you MUST come here. Often. But only if you're grown. It's a no nonsense kind of place.

    Miki Reynolds · September 1, 2012
  • Diplomatico Rum

    Joel Flores, Spirits Sommelier at Brandy Library. Ask him for a Diplomático on the rocks or for an Old Fashion. Amazing.

    Diplomatico Rum · June 15, 2012
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Foie Gras

    Foodspotting · January 18, 2011
  • Jillian G.

    Best water ever

    Jillian Gerstley · August 5, 2013
  • Atif A.

    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.

    Atif Ateeq · June 27, 2012
  • @tdavidson

    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.

    @tdavidson · May 31, 2012
  • Josh S.

    Ask for the Johnnie Platinum. Sometimes the have it off-menu behind the counter.

    Josh Shanker · April 29, 2012
  • Pop Art NYC

    Just across the street (Varick), you'll find the still-working firehouse where the original Ghostbusters was filmed. Talk to the firefighters - they'll take your pic and sell you a t-shirt ($20). Read more

    Pop Art NYC · April 16, 2011
  • Gary J. N.

    Be prepared to not only enjoy an incredible selection of brown spirits, but learn more about them as well. It's a great experience.

    Gary J. Nix · April 9, 2011
  • Becky A.

    perfect for 30th birthdays!

    Becky Aoanan · March 16, 2010
  • Daniel M.

    One of the best whiskey selections you'll find.

    Daniel McDonough · August 12, 2014
  • Theresa T 💞

    Great selection of whiskey

    Theresa T 💞 · August 9, 2014
  • Brendan O.

    Great out door seating in the front. Excellent service.

    Brendan O'Donnell · April 12, 2014
  • Neel V.

    a good place to drink some brandy

    Neel Vadoothker · November 20, 2013
  • Megan J.

    Amazing cocktails

    Megan Johnson · August 15, 2013
  • Megan J.

    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.

    Megan Johnson · July 4, 2013
  • Andrew T.

    Trust in your guide (read: waiter) because they do know their stuff about whiskey, scotch, and other lovelies.

    Andrew T. · December 1, 2012
  • Becky E.

    Knowledgable staff and a great selection.

    Becky Evantash · September 2, 2012
  • NY Waterway

    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.

    NY Waterway · August 7, 2012
  • Charles B.

    don't go with a big group, but if you are looking for a great cocktail and a good place to talk in TriBeCa this is your spot.

    Charles B · March 26, 2012
  • Galina O.

    One of the best French 75 you can find on the East Coast

    Galina Oleynik · March 25, 2012
  • Jason Y.

    7 years of quiet. Perfect place if you want to drink in a monistary

    Jason Yankow · February 9, 2012
  • Sofia F.

    LOVELY Calvados selection.

    Sofia Felix · January 30, 2012
  • Ed C.

    It's best to get reservations here and they aren't into groups larger than four

    Ed C · August 22, 2011
  • Steven M.

    For the advanced drinker... definitely let them do the talking and questioning. This is the only booze drinkers spa for your liver!!

    Steven Mosier · August 19, 2011
  • Bachelor10

    You have to make reservations ahead of time to get in and get seated so be sure to call. If you have a decent-sized crew, reserve the downstairs room. Read more

    Bachelor10 · April 7, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Figs and Pigs

    Foodspotting · January 19, 2011
  • Spencer K.

    Try the pogue, master's select if you like Bourbon.

    Spencer Kimball · March 17, 2010
  • Jeremy A.

    favorite place in NY - try the steak tartare

    Jeremy Abelson · September 23, 2009
  • Chet M.

    Get the Malt Master flight.

    Chet Mancini · 3 weeks ago
  • Abigail A.

    Incredible flights and excellent service. Must visit.

    Abigail Argersinger · January 28
  • DoubleDeuce

    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.

    DoubleDeuce · January 28
  • Wendy Q.

    Great ambiance. Super fancy. Not a whiskey or dark liquor fan but it was a cool experience. The whiskey flights are popular

    Wendy Qiu · January 26
  • Lydia B.

    For the whisky, brandy and cognac lover. Also serve great cocktails. The gin is my favourite part!

    Lydia Berkennou · January 26
  • Avin N.

    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.

    Avin Narasimhan · January 25
  • Jennifer S.

    Nice cocktails, but mainly the beautiful interior and jazz music they've got playing sets this place apart.

    Jennifer Stromberg · January 3
  • Renee W.

    Great date night spot!

    Renee Whittingstall · December 29, 2014
  • Jim E.

    Very good!

    Jim Eun · December 23, 2014
  • Melissa R.

    Cozy spot with amazing decor and drink selections. What more could you ask for?

    Melissa Rosenthal · December 21, 2014
  • Monika

    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.

    Monika · December 6, 2014

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