Brandy Library

Brandy Library

Whisky Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
153 Tips and reviews
  • whiskey
  • scotch
  • bourbon
  • fancy
  • cocktails
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  • Erik C.
    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!!
    Erik Cintron · July 26, 2014
  • Jeremy M.
    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.
    Jeremy Moore · December 9, 2015
  • Jason S.
    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.
    Jason Schulweis · December 21, 2015
  • Date Night Is...
    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.
    Date Night Is... · April 30, 2013
  • Alex K.
    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.
    Alex Kesling · August 16, 2014
  • 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
  • Alex M.
    "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
    Alex Mizrahi · June 17, 2013
  • Gothamist
    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
    Gothamist · January 22
  • Hector T.
    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.
    Hector TheGreat · October 12, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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
  • Our Man On The Ground
    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
    Our Man On The Ground · September 5, 2011
  • 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, 2015
  • Ajaya W.
    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.
    Ajaya Williams · January 12, 2013
  • Alex
    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.
    Alex · June 13, 2012
  • 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
  • Caroline P.
    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.
    Caroline P · October 22, 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
    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
  • Cameron M.
    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.
    Cameron Maddux · June 15, 2015
  • 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
    Our Man On The Ground Manager · September 5, 2011
  • Taylor
    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.
    Taylor · May 31, 2012
  • Ronak D.
    A library for whiskey?! Yes! Great decor. Make reservations. Come in small groups and get the highland tasting flight.
    Ronak Daya · November 28, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jasmine
    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.
    Jasmine · February 22
  • Spencer H.
    Amazing list of booze. Decent cigar list. Manly business crowd. They even offer tasting classes of rare blends.
    Spencer Howard · September 20, 2013
  • Jennifer S.
    Nice cocktails, but mainly the beautiful interior and jazz music they've got playing sets this place apart.
    Jennifer Stromberg · January 3, 2015
  • 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
  • The Daily Meal
    The Brandy Library serves New York's best gougères, and if you're hungry after a few drinks, the city's most underrated burger is across the street at Walker's. Read more
    The Daily Meal · June 19, 2011
  • 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
  • Jesse R.
    One of the best Scotch and Tequila menus in the city. Don;t get rowdy or you'll get tossed and definitely don't ask for cubes with your scotch
    Jesse Redniss · February 12, 2010
  • Michelle W.
    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 (
    Michelle Williams · June 27, 2012
  • Ru L.
    Very good service. Quiet open to young professionals too. The cocktail page starts on p.64 of the drink menu. A good sign. ;)
    Ru Lu · April 1, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Global H.
    They have an entire book of drinks. Quite expensive and very slow service. Although, you'll probably need the extra time to read through the big book.
    Global Highlander · September 16, 2014
  • 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
  • Cristian G.
    Great place to meet friends and have a deep conversation over a drink. Unlike most NY spots you can actually hear each other!
    Cristian Gonzalez · August 8, 2014
  • Manda S.
    cool atmosphere--the french connection is my favorite cocktail. Lamb and rice "appetizer" was full, well-prepared meal for $14
    Manda Shettleton · March 22, 2011
  • 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, 2015
  • Andrew L.
    The broadest range of whisky I've ever seen, in tastefully subdued digs. Great spot for a date or quiet catch-up.
    Andrew Litvak · November 29, 2015
  • Adele M.
    Thinks it's the Boom Boom Room. I would go for somewhere whuch appreciates customers. Like, you know, anywhere else in NYC.
    Adele Major · August 24, 2013
  • Melissa R.
    Cozy spot with amazing decor and drink selections. What more could you ask for?
    Melissa Rosenthal · December 21, 2014
  • 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
  • Lydia B.
    For the whisky, brandy and cognac lover. Also serve great cocktails. The gin is my favourite part!
    Lydia Berkennou · January 26, 2015
  • Natalie V.
    Fancy digs with huge menu of brandy, whiskey, etc. highly recommend going a tasting menu and making reservations.
    Natalie Vegel · April 24
  • 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
  • Mark
    Great selection of whiskies, including bourbons and scotches in an upscale atmosphere. A bit pricey.
    Mark · December 23, 2015
  • Neil C.
    Enormous scotch list, but too stuffy for my taste. More for the Masters of the Universe and American Psychos of the city...
    Neil Caron · March 11
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