Hg2 : The Hedonist

Brandy Library

An amber-lit playground for whiskey’s most astute enthusiasts, this handsome temple of tippling features a vast array of spirits – aged 10, 12, 20 years or more – in a posh downtown setting with fine service, plush leather seating, and a clubby, chummy atmosphere that harkens back to mid-century and is sorely missing from today’s selection of New York bars. It’s study hall, all grown up, as brandies line the shelves – complete with a ladder to reach the offerings up top – and folks who know a good gulp when they taste it refine their knowledge with Saturday evening tastings and Tuesday night spirit school. Tartare, caviar, “lambs in a blanket,” and superior charcuterie and cheese plates are on hand, in case your drunken stomach gets to growling.

25 North Moore Street (Varick),
+1 212 226 5545
Opening Times
daily, 5pm (4pm Thurs-Sat)-1am (2am Thurs, 4am Fri/Sat)
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