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Jun 26, 2011 02:36 PM

Best NYC picks for a cocktail nerd? Stores for Barware, Liquor stores, Restos/Bars

I wasn't sure if this should be in Spirits or NYC - hopefully I chose properly!

Anyways, I'm looking for any suggestions for good drinks, of course, but I'd REALLY like suggestions for the best places to buy nice bar tools, and your favourite Liquor stores. Places in Brooklyn and Manhattan would be best...

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Warehouse Wines & Liquors on Broadway near Astor Place has a good selection & great prices. Anything they don't have you can probably find (and also pretty good prices & helpful staff) at Astor Wines, just down the street at Lafayette & 4th (?).

    1. Astor Wines has the largest selection and the most helpful staff in Manhattan, plus good deals on cases (including 10% off for a case if you pick it up yourself) and easy, free delivery. Simply the best.

      For a great selection of barware, check out the cocktail nerd supplies at the Bittermen's General Store at Amor y Amargo: Very cute, small place with a friendly staff. I haven't had their drinks, have only bought supplies, but when I've stopped in the drinks looked excellent.

      You will find in many postings for the best cocktails in Manhattan, but certainly the best list includes: Bemelman's, Pegu Club, Death and Co., Little Branch, Weather Up (Tribeca).