On the Rocks

On the Rocks

Whisky Bar, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Paul M.
    "Great selection of whiskeys and tequilas."(3 Tips)
    Kim C.
    "Best brown liquor troves anywhere."(3 Tips)
    Hector
    "Small, cozy, intimate spot for great conversation."(5 Tips)
    jon f.
    "wonderful selection of American, Irish, Scotch whiskies and beyond."(9 Tips)
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  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissJanuary 5, 2015
    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).
  • Denis S.
    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. 😬
  • Kim C.
    Kim ColapreteOctober 14, 2013
    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!
  • Hector
    HectorApril 3
    Knowledgeable bartender on great selection of single malt scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. Small, cozy, intimate spot for great conversation.
  • Patrick K.
    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.
  • Eric T.
    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.
  • emily m.
    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.
  • Jake Y.
    Jake YosafatFebruary 25, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • Brian C.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 7, 2015
    a large selection of bourbon, rye and whiskey. they also offer tasting paddles. no beers on tap, only bottles.
  • 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.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonFebruary 13
    The bartenders are the menu here. Tell them what you like and they'll come up with something for you
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 14, 2014
    A bourbon lovers' paradise. They even have Pappy stashed on the top shelf (for a hefty price)
  • Kellen B.
    Kellen BarrangerSeptember 5, 2013
    Best whiskey list I've seen anywhere near Times. And it's ALL whiskey not just scotch.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaAugust 11, 2015
    Great quiet, small place with a nice selection and knowledgeable bartender
  • Natalya
    NatalyaMay 29, 2013
    Ask the bartender for Pringles with your drinks...you'll get three cans if you are lucky
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardMay 19, 2015
    Good selection and a nice space, but everything is about $4 more expensive than it should be.
  • Adam S.
    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
  • Josh R.
    Josh ReasorJanuary 4
    Service and selection is great! Small and intimate atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • emily m.
    emily mcgillFebruary 20, 2015
    Over 150 whiskers behind the bar, friendly bartenders and a small space so it always feels intimate.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MarinMay 20, 2013
    Great selection of whiskeys and tequilas. I recommend the Hudson Baby Bourbon.
  • Sanjay R.
    Sanjay RanaMay 3, 2013
    If Daniel is here have him make you a Manhattan, his choice. You won't go wrong
  • Roy C.
    Roy ChinMay 24, 2015
    Very low key spot with a great selection
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsFebruary 28, 2015
    Amazing whiskey collection. Awesome place for a nightcap.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonJune 9, 2015
    Best Manhattan I've had in Manhattan.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SaletnikApril 5, 2015
    Specify what liquor you want, otherwise the bartenders will choose the most expensive to rip you off.
  • Toph A.
    Toph AllenAugust 9, 2014
    So much whiskey! Seriously good selection.
  • Cindy S.
    Cindy SamperJune 3, 2015
    Good variety of whiskey.
  • Keroll A.
    Keroll AnnDecember 22, 2013
    Awesome whisky selection!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LombardiAugust 9, 2014
    Great selection of whiskey and scotch
  • David B.
    David BlautFebruary 10, 2013
    If you like Johnnie Black try Oban over the Cardhu
  • Alexay C.
    Alexay CooperJune 15, 2013
    Great date spot.
  • David M.
    David MoeMarch 20, 2014
    Awesome as per usual
  • John T. U.
    John T. UngerNovember 18, 2014
    Widow Jane bourbon
  • Ben B.
    Ben BakerMay 2, 2014
    Balvenie..
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