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bourbon bar in/near tribeca?

lmoy Jan 25, 2008 11:38 AM

i work in tribeca, and used to walk over to palais royale in little italy after work for the great bourbon selection, 2-for-1 happy hour, and free pool table. but palais royale is closed!

i highly doubt that anything can replace palais royale, but it's time for me to move on and find a new favorite place. can anyone suggest a place? it should be cheap and not crowded. divey is great. extra points for pool table and lots of bourbons!

thanks in advance!

  1. l
    lmoy Jan 25, 2008 01:37 PM

    brandy library is indeed a little pricey for this *gal's* needs... but i'm excited to note that they have bulleit on the list, so i may need to visit them anyway for that.

    i've been to d.b.a. a few times on summer nights, but usually found it too crowded for my taste. i'll have to give it a serious shot -- had no idea the bourbon list was so extensive.

    thanks for the suggestions!

    1. g
      gekko Jan 25, 2008 12:00 PM

      It's certainly not a dive, but the Brandy Library on N. Moore St. is incredible!


      Be sure to ask Ethan for tasting suggestions.

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      1. re: gekko
        sam1 Jan 25, 2008 12:08 PM

        while i love ethan and love brandy library (though its gotten a bit b&t lately), its way too expensive for this guy's needs.

        of course, across the street you have walkers...my other favorite bar in nyc. totally great food, great service, and a good selection of scotch. as for bourbon, i think they have the usual culprits...i think i had blantons creek there...which is my favorite bourbon.

        north moore and varick.

        1. re: sam1
          gekko Jan 25, 2008 12:12 PM

          Walker's is a fine bar, but it certainly isn't a "bourbon bar."

          What Imoy wants is d.b.a., but it's not in Tribeca of course.


        2. re: gekko
          CocHoliday Jan 25, 2008 02:47 PM

          Much agreed. The Brandy Library is heaven!

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