The team behind Whiskey Town and Whiskey Tavern have turned a former tonic water factory into a massive adult rec room, with concrete floors, old brick walls, dark wooden booths, and a central U-shaped bar dimly cast in an orange glow alongside modern touches like seven huge LCDs, and a DJ booth. For gamesmanship, a pair of hand-built shuffleboard tables nestle in one corner, while an adjacent room’s filled with foosball, Buck Hunter, mini-basketball, and an Arcade Legends machine housing 100 classics from Rampage to Street Fighter II. However, it’s the brown liquor that steals the spotlight, showing up in Pickle Backs, ‘tails made from family made Tom Lawless American whiskey, and straight pours from a 50-plus-strong collection broken down by provenance, including America (Colorado, Michter’s…), Japan (Suntory Yamakazi), and Scottland, whose Famous Grouse is just upset it can’t get into Canadian clubs.
The Whiskey Brooklyn
44 Berry Street, Williamsburg