This is THE place to go for whiskey in Midtown. Period.
Midtown just got a whole lot more tolerable thanks to whiskey, and plenty of it. Welcome to totally confusingly named American Whiskey, a tipple temple that's equal parts rustic roadhouse, sports bar, bachelor cave, and, of course, top-notch whiskey bar. So yeah, there are definitely buffalo heads on the wall.
When you stop being distracted by TVs everywhere, a party room up top, a private meeting room called "The Barrel" in the basement, you should look into their personal whiskey lockers in the back, which you can load up with 200 plus bottles of the brown. Their focus is squarely on bourbon, and a few they're excited about are Larceny and Old Weller Antique bourbon, plus Balcones corn whiskey from Texas.
With 12 original cocktails, about 20 bourbon- and rye-based classics, and 6500sqft of space, it's actually one of the largest "cocktail bars" in the country. This here is the awesomely named Giggle Water consisting of Buffalo Trace, Licor 43, root beer, and orange bitters.
Two cocktails will be on draft, including the award-winning Remember the Maine, which comes loaded up with Larceny, absinthe, Cherry Heering, and sweet vermouth. Remember it!!
This is their Whiskey Sour, which gets barrel-aged for a bit, but that's not even the best part: they do barrel service. Yep, instead of bottle service, you can order a 1L, 3L, or 20L barrel just for yourself and your party. Or just yourself. Don't do that, though.
As you can tell from the flowers sitting ever-so-gently atop these lamb-chop lollipops, the food here is no joke either.
Score yourself a basket of gently fried crab claws and never feel the need to order popcorn shrimp again.
Their slider game is tight -- get the Duck, Duck, Goose, which's duck breast, topped with duck confit, topped with foie gras butter.
The beer list's half-craft/ half-standard. It's your call as to which category Banquet Beer falls into.