Whiskey Tavern

Whiskey Tavern

Whisky Bar and Sports Bar$$$$
Downtown Manhattan, New York
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  • Judith J.
    "Excellent atmosphere and great ppl! Definitely try the picklebacks!"(49 Tips)
    💎T
    "get a table and play Jenga!"(6 Tips)
    Mizell W.
    "try their heavenly tater tots with chipotle mayo"(14 Tips)
    Royal L.
    "Awesome happy hour...I hear my good friend Sean works here..."(8 Tips)
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  • Greg B.
    Greg BarbosaAugust 12, 2013
    Absolutely best bar I have ever been to. Rob and Phillip are awesome and make you feel right at home in a new city. Try the Pickle Back for an interesting new taste for your buds.
  • Pam C.
    Pam CSeptember 15, 2016
    Easily the best bar I've been to in NYC. The bartenders absolutely the most warm, kind and friendly, the happy hour prices were incredible AND my beer came with a koozie & drink umbrella!
    Upvoted Dec 11, 2016
  • Ami H.
    Ami H.September 17, 2016
    Bartender Marty is so chill -sweet, attentive, and wry. Couldn't ask for a better one. Thanks for the beer cozie, guy. I cherish it. Good tunes and swill here.
    Upvoted Dec 11, 2016
  • Jessica
    JessicaJune 26, 2014
    Tots, pickle backs, and bacon bowl may be the favs... But THE PORK TACOS were amazing!!!! Ask for a side of the salsa verde to add on... And you will be in awe. #epic
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuOctober 19, 2016
    Came here on taco Tuesday and got an amazing deal of 3 tacos for $8. The happy hour specials here, which runs until 7 pm are also really good. Well drinks for $7.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KApril 16, 2013
    Bartender charm: on fire! Introduced himself to everyone in my party. Also treated me to my first Spicy Back (Pickle Back Shot + Tabasco + pepperchino). Delish! Just the right hint of heat.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondApril 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendliest bartenders in NYC. A hidden gem in Chinatown. Try the tater tots.
    Upvoted Dec 11, 2016
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenSeptember 16, 2012
    There are a few great things to mention about this spot: Spicy Pickle Back shots, it's a JMU bar, the crowd is bro-y but not douche-y, & Rob the bartender is super nice and entertaining.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah T.May 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Taco Tuesday, live music on Wednesday, heavenly tater tots, and an awesome bar staff. You can't go wrong with this place. Oh, and try a spicy back (spicy pickle back) if you've never experienced it. Read more
  • Margaret C.
    Margaret Cybulski MurraySeptember 15, 2016
    Impromptu wedding reception for my daughter. Staff was incredible. They even made a banner for them! Then the bartender played every song we asked him too. Amazing staff
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SchearAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A little bit of everything. Play some games, have a pickleback or five, dance like a fool, come back the next day and do it again.
  • Mike V.
    Mike ValenciusNovember 4, 2014
    The most personable and welcoming bartenders I've seen. When a bartender acknowledges you by eye and never has to ask your last name on a busy night, you get my 10/10 review
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FerrandoMarch 31, 2012
    Love this place! Staff is extremely friendly and will do whatever it takes to ensure you have a great time. Pickle Back shots all the way.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CDecember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite bar. It gets loud in the evenings, so sit outside if it's warm enough. They make a great hot toddy!
  • Jacqui B.
    Jacqui B.August 30, 2014
    Southern Ade is excellent. This is a fantastic place. Really close to perfect.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertApril 4, 2014
    You will have a fun night here. Tip the AWESOME bartenders well and they'll pay you back. Great 90s music too.
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesFebruary 17, 2012
    Catch the game in their back patio area. One of the best bars in Chinatown. Jeremy would pass, but I'd take a pickle back. #Linsanity.
  • Sarit M.
    Sarit MOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always at Whiskey Tavern: great music, friendly bartenders, pickleback shots, mini screw top champagne bottles, a photobooth, and JENGA.
  • Heather G.
    Heather GilchristOctober 3, 2012
    Best. Bar. EVER. Rob is NYC's most famous bartender and the pickle back shots are unparalleled in their deliciousness.
  • Zoe L.
    Zoe LouisApril 20, 2015
    Had a fun time playing board games, drinking draft beers and watching hockey.The staff is supper nice :)
  • Devin P.
    Devin P-BOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Their White Russians are pretty good but the Black Russians are even better! Once you have a Black Russian you never go back to a White Russian.
  • audri n.
    audri nMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The Tavern FTW. And by FTW, I mean for the whiskey. Tip yo bartender, the crew here is the best (hi Rob!)
  • Lauren O.
    Lauren OrlandoApril 27, 2013
    Best DJ ever tonight (Friday)!!!! The dance music starts a little bit later in the evening! Awesome!
  • tze c.
    tze chunOctober 11, 2014
    Perfect for birthdays! Not for the faint of heart though as picklebacks are their speciality
  • Celine G.
    Celine GJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't even drink whiskey yet love their pickleback shots! always fun to stop by and the barkeep aka rob is super easy on the eyes and makes really strong drinks ladies ;)
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    Pickleback shots and boxes of Jenga make this humble joint on Baxter Street a favorite among locals.
  • Robin W.
    Robin WJanuary 16, 2014
    Treat you like a local and long lost friend. No one goes to a whiskey bar in Chinatown unless a local
  • Garret I.
    Garret IrelandJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here...picklebacks, tater tots...good people. Ask for Garret, he doesnt work there but Rob is an Icon
  • Caitlyn F.
    Caitlyn FowlesMay 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down, the best staff of any bar in NYC! And the pickle backs aren't bad either!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseJuly 22, 2015
    Jury Duty Day - Post service Happy Hour. You made it through the day, now reward yourself with a cocktail. Here's my pick for the immediate area
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DaleMarch 11, 2013
    Best pickle back I've had in the city. Regular or spicy. Do yourself a favor.
  • Brandy G.
    Brandy GoodsonJune 26, 2012
    Nice happy hour until 7. And the bar staff (particularly Phillip) is extra nice. Owwww!
  • David P.
    David PimentelAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Picklebacks are the way to go, make sure to check out the patio in the back
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica T.September 7, 2013
    Watch out for the babies that crawl on your lap... Otherwise good beer and great tater tots
  • Danny C.
    Danny C 😱January 8, 2014
    Great stop for good food and beer during jury duty lunch breaks. Make a friend or two, too!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiMarch 15, 2014
    The only bar in Chinatown I'll go to. Try their bigger location in Williamsburg!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RFebruary 27, 2011
    Sweet bar great music, It gets a little crazy but loads of ladies! Drinks are well worth it! Jack and Coke is in a tall glass!
  • Fanny M.
    Fanny MFebruary 2, 2015
    Celebrated my Birthday here, had a blast, will go back for sure!
  • Jared H.
    Jared HAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dare to call it a dive bar and risk me reaching through the internet to slap you in the mouth. If you want to find out if your date can really hang, end the night here.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PetermanNovember 11, 2012
    Great place to watch a game! Cheap, clean , super friendly, Sunday ticket!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LeeFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    One of my fave feel good spots - great music, great food, great drinks, and last but definitely not least.. great staff
  • Joel B.
    Joel BinnMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Since its renovation about a year ago, this has been a great place to hang out. Generous after work drinks and friendly bartenders
  • Paul K.
    Paul KwonJune 1, 2012
    Bartenders are wild, all around rowdy atmosphere after dark befitting of a place with the name "Whiskey Tavern". To be honest the name is what drew me here and I wasn't disappointed
  • Erin R.
    Erin ReaJanuary 27, 2012
    Pickle back, spicy pickle back, whiskey back for your pickle shot....just do it!
  • Brittany
    BrittanyNovember 17, 2015
    The pickle juice and whisky shot is a very interesting combo to say the least.
  • Judith J.
    Judith JeremieDecember 30, 2012
    Excellent atmosphere and great ppl! Definitely try the picklebacks!
  • Josue S.
    Josue SotoAugust 1, 2016
    Came here one night with 2 friends we are all well above the age of 21. One of my friends forgot his ID in the hotel, so we weren't allowed service even though it was empty
  • 💎T
    💎TJanuary 4, 2015
    get a table and play Jenga! Also they make strong drinks.
  • David Z.
    David ZhangJanuary 2
    Great spot for post dim-sum Sunday football
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LinDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bartenders are super nice here. Crowd and vibe is fun with no fuss!
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