Brandy Library

Brandy Library

Whisky Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
157 Tips and reviews
  • whiskey
  • scotch
  • bourbon
  • fancy
  • cocktails
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  • 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!!
  • Jeremy M.
    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.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 22
    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
  • 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.
  • Ernesto G.
    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
  • Hector
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • DoubleDeuce
    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.
  • 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.
  • Monika
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Atif A.
    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.
  • Ajaya W.
    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.
  • Ronak D.
    Ronak DayaNovember 28, 2014
    A library for whiskey?! Yes! Great decor. Make reservations. Come in small groups and get the highland tasting flight.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxJune 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HowardSeptember 20, 2013
    Amazing list of booze. Decent cigar list. Manly business crowd. They even offer tasting classes of rare blends.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    For the whisky, brandy and cognac lover. Also serve great cocktails. The gin is my favourite part!
  • 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. ;)
  • 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.
  • Jasmine
    JasmineFebruary 22
    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.
  • Melissa R.
    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.
  • 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
  • Andrew L.
    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.
  • Cristian G.
    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!
  • 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
  • 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 (
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 1, 2011
    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.
    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!
  • Mark
    MarkDecember 23, 2015
    Great selection of whiskies, including bourbons and scotches in an upscale atmosphere. A bit pricey.
  • Natalie V.
    Fancy digs with huge menu of brandy, whiskey, etc. highly recommend going a tasting menu and making reservations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 19, 2011
    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
  • Masha G.
    Masha GellerAugust 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.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RobertsNovember 23, 2015
    This place has an awesome selection of bourbons, single malt scotch and cognac.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 7, 2011
    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
  • Blake O.
    Tasting menus are a great survey of the massive collection. Perfect for spirit newbies.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuNovember 25, 2015
    Amazing selection of whiskeys. Try to make a reservation if you can because the wait can be pretty long
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.December 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Trust in your guide (read: waiter) because they do know their stuff about whiskey, scotch, and other lovelies.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishOctober 5, 2015
    The brandy sampler is pretty interesting for the novice drinker. It even comes with instructions!
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinAugust 13, 2015
    Cosy and romantic, order a drink from the menu or pick a liquor in their library!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleFebruary 28
    A little stuffy for my taste...but they have a great selection, and some really unique cocktails.
  • J Z.
    J ZJuly 10, 2013
    If you want a mixed drink, and don't care for the thousand page menu, go for the Sidecar. Yummy.
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