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Whiskey Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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79 Baxter St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-4462
+1 212-374-9119
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a fan. Cozy little place oddly in Chinatown. Bartender kept the place entertained as well as informative about different whiskeys Recommend!!

Thank sjredden
Regina, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We came to Whiskey Tavern the evening of September 6, 2016 after getting engaged at the Jays vs. Yankees game. The staff working that night made an adorable sign for us after we told them our big news. We enjoyed the night chatting with the staff and the food was also great! Thank you so much again!

Thank Shayna K
Miami, Florida
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573 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for a local spot with reasonable food and drink prices with a cool atmosphere then Whiskey Tavern might just be the place for you. The wings and tacos were great along with friendly service. They offer daily specials where you can get some decent food and a drink for under $10. Nice.

Thank DMBTraveler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The Whiskey Tavern is slightly off canal street, so it was a welcome change from the touristy spots in the city. The bar has a fun, party atmosphere and the locals were very welcoming. We had wings and pizza fries and it was all surprisingly amazing! Also, the drinks were perfect! (Thanks waitress Sarah)

Thank Stancheka W
Loudonville, New York
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good service.....bar food (above average) and cold beer. I was expecting a huge selection of whiskeys.....they made up for it with the service.

Thank Rino C
Uncasville, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I came here for the first time in December and absolutely loved the whole place which was packed the whole time. My second trip was no different. I got the bowl of pickles which is joke for me but I do highly recommend them even if it sounds silly. Great friendly staff and the food satisfies.

Thank Aegis930
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I got married in NYC in August. We were looking for a bar to park guests so we could go and authorise our licence for the UK....or so we thought. Before we had the first round bought the wedding march started to play. A poster was then nailed to the wall with our names on wishing us a super wedding... More 

1 Thank angie_mac_13
Chicago Burb
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not even sure how we ended up here. Just walking walking walking. Decided it was time for a cold beverage. And cold it was! Bartender was talkative. Gave us a few restaurant suggestions and a couple of koozies. We liked the atmosphere. Would have gone back if it had been nearer to our hotel.

1 Thank pussandboots
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Husband and kids had no desire to visit Chinatown but when we stumbled upon this bar they were delighted!! Barman , I suspect manager or maybe owner, extremely friendly , beer fab, food tasty - what's not to like ! If we didn't have the kids with us would have stayed lot longer! Ignore the surroundings and go!

1 Thank Scotlady73
Southampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Stopped in due to previous trip advisor comments. Was slightly worried by the proximity to the Manhattan Detention Centre, but my fears were allayed by the friendly staff and great atmosphere. Only meant to have a quick beer but ended up staying for three - bartender had poured before I asked and who am I to complain? Recommend to anyone... More 

1 Thank RobbyBrads

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Baxter St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-4462
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-374-9119

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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