Brandy Library

/ Restaurant, Pub & bar
ClosedOpens at 16:00
$$$$ Average price: $31-60
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25 N Moore St
New York City, New York, USA
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GhostBusters Firestation is what you should see after having a meal at Brandy Library. Being at this bar, taste nicely cooked fillet steaks, beef tartare and tuna. You will like its food, particularly tasty cheese puff. This place is famous for delicious scotch, liqueur or cognac.

Invite your soulmate to Brandy Library with a romantic atmosphere. If you look through the guests' comments, the staff is cute at this place. Good service is something guests appreciate here. You may be surprised by attractive prices at this spot. Divine decor lets the visitors relax. Frommer's experts marked this bar 2 stars, so it's worth visiting.

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Don't plan on coming here if you have a group over 6. We were a group of 7 that were grabbing a drink before our dinner. It was 8:00pm on a Saturday evening and the bar was half empty. The host told us it is against policy for 7 people to sit together. When we asked if we could sit in two separate groups, he said no. We had to tell our sister to not join us and to meet us straight at our dinner.  On top of the weird policy, the server wouldn't even let my husband order his choice of whisky (which was very expensive) he told him to go with a different option (much cheaper too...) and it wasn't even served as an old fashion like he ordered. It had multiple ice cubes and was watered down. It also took forever to get the check. If we weren't meeting friends and had more time to go somewhere else, we absolutely would have. When we left the bar, we saw a group of 7 people sitting together. Not sure why we weren't allowed to have 7 people, but apparently they pick and choose who they want to make rules for.  I would never come back or recommend this bar to anyone.
Went to this little speakeasy with my wife and a couple other friends. To say they got off to a bad start is putting it nicely. The "attire" was formal, so we dressed like we normally would to any other bar in New York or quite frankly anywhere at all (it's a place to drink alcohol for crying out loud, not a senate hearing). After several ridiculously pretentious looks, we informed the host our party of 6 was awaiting on one more. They proceeded to tell us "we don't do parties of 7", it's our policy and people aren't allowed to walk around. Excuse me? Was I imagining things? So we told our 7th to forget it and we'd have a quick drink and meet them. We sit down in a stupid semi-circle they set up for us where basically no one was comfortable or facing one another. They started off by apologizing (in suits and suspenders mind you, that's the waiters outfits) and told us parties of 7 can have a room downstairs for the absolutely absurd price of $600 minimum. This is a whiskey bar, we went for one drink... stupidest thing I've ever heard. After going back and forth whether or not I wanted to order a drink and give them my business at all I saw they had Hibiki which is a great Japanese whiskey. So I asked for an old fashioned with that as my base liquor. The waiter looked at me plainly and stated "no, we don't have that or do that". Incredulously I accepted whatever their house whiskey is in an old fashioned after they blatantly turned down a much more expensive drink I was volunteering to pay for. I Was baffled and turned off at the same time. My "old fashioned" ended up coming out completely watered down, no cubs, and barely any whiskey in it to speak of. My brother in law ordered a whiskey on the rocks, which ended up being served neat and had about one small splash in it. Never seen anything like it, this place labels themselves a whiskey bar. As we walk out the real cherry on top, there's an actual party of 7 yamming it up clearly not paying $600 minimum. Couldn't have asked for a worse experience for a simple drink in my life. Botched on every single level. Would NEVER recommend
This place is classy as its name, "Brandy Library," is incredibly apt in regards to the decor. The walls are lined with bookshelves stacked with quality liquors. The ambience is dim with table/lounge seating as well as bar seating. It's definitely a great place to grab a drink, munch on some bar foods, chill and have conversations. They have a wide selection of quality drinks. I got the sangria. It has an unique flavor that you can't really find anywhere else, and I would say it's the best sangria I ever had. Highly recommended and will definitely be back again. P.S.: The entrance is kind of hidden. It is located right next to Room at N Moore Street, away from Varick Street. There's another entrance by Varick Street with the same exact address but that's to the apartment and not to the Brandy Library.
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Address
25 N Moore St, New York City, New York, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted No Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible No delivery No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-01:00
MondayMon 17:00-01:00
TuesdayTue 17:00-01:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-01:00
ThursdayThu 16:00-02:00
FridayFri 16:00-04:00
SaturdaySat 16:00-04:00

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