Although it’s located near Julie Reiner’s famed Flatiron Lounge, this similarly named bar is unrelated to that pioneering establishment. Instead, it’s forged an identity of its own with a fierce love for whiskey that translates to more than 1,000 options on the menu. A classy joint appointed with wood, chandeliers and velvet, it’s nice to sit down for a spell and drink up to the sounds of live music. Bourbon lovers may especially be drawn to Monday-night bluegrass sessions.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
The Blood Orange Sour (bourbon, blood orange, Campari, Aperol reduction, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, bitters) is a frothy, quenching beginning.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
The upstairs tasting room doubles as a whiskey school, which offers classes for dark spirits novices and aficionados alike—complete with booze and food.