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Brandy Library

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25 N. Moore St., New York, NY 10013 40.719898 -74.007453
at Varick St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-226-5545 Send to Phone

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    5 out of 10


    13 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Lounge, Smoking Area, Swank, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Justin Beck

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Sun-Wed, 5pm-1am; Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Franklin St.

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Like some hallowed center of higher learning, amber-lit Brandy Library is a labor of love. While spirit sommeliers neatly climb ladders to fetch the namesake bottles that line the space’s vertical shelves, you can sink into a buttery tobacco leather chair, Alistair Cooke–style, or cozy up with a date on a banquette in the bar, occupied by both fashionable locals and fellows with loosened ties. The book everyone is here to check out is the fat bound menu showcasing refined Cognacs (including a 1918 Darroze Armagnac that runs $650 for a two ounce pour), rustic Calvados, and just about anything else you could think of, including more than 115 classic and house cocktails. They arrive in splendid Nick and Nora–worthy glassware (think small martini or wide-mouth champagne glasses). Still, like any great, but flawed novel, there is much to love here.


The Brandy Library hosts classes about various liquor varieties. Learn more here.

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