The Whiskey Brooklyn

New York

The brothers behind Whiskey Town and Whiskey Tavern bring their brown liquor concept to Williamsburg with this subterranean, brick-walled bar near McCarren Park. Set in a former tonic water factory, The Whiskey Brooklyn follows a foolproof neighborhood bar formula with plenty of flat-screen TVs, two shuffleboard tables, and simple but satisfying bar food (one-third pound burgers, fried pickles, Buffalo wings). Ordering a flight of one-ounce pours is the best way to sample the expansive whiskey selection, and don't leave without doing a few pickle backs.