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Thomas J. McAdam Liquor Co.

398 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.742118 -73.98077
nr. 28th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-679-1224 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Wine

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Mon-Thu, 8am-9:45pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-11:45pm; Sun, noon-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Wine

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


With an orthographically challenged flashing yellow sign and dismal fluorescent lighting, McAdam looks like countless other liquor stores where novelty-size buckets of bourbon and $7 Chardonnays grow dusty under faded pinups. But oenophiles might want to look closer: The stubby little store, a Gramercy feature since the end of Prohibition, also claims to hold the largest stock of Long Island wines in the world, a bounty of more than 175 labels from some two dozen vineyards. When owner Bob Fink discovered that a severe drought in the late eighties had become a boon for Long Island wineries, he set about buying every bottle he could find. McAdam’s stock now covers everything west of Montauk: Raphael (served at luxe eatery Gilt), Paumanok (2004 New York winery of the year), and many more, with few above $30. Bottles from other regions such as California and Australia are also well-represented.


The shop holds two semiannual sales, one in May and one from October to November, for customers who have signed up for its mailing list.