- In Short
From the ashes of grubby Baxter Pub is born this loud sports saloon, built by the brothers who brought us Whiskey Town in the East Village. Appropriately, more than three dozen whiskeys are offered, including Old Gristmill's potent White Lighting and smooth Pappy Van Winkle. The pours can be paltry, so order a domestic beer chaser like Miller High Life or Brooklyn Lager before kicking back to watch the game on four flat-screens or nabbing a backyard picnic table.
Hits: After a hard day of work downtown, you'll thank the heavens that this bar serves stiff bolts of bourbon and hunger-killing burgers both veggie and meaty.
Misses: The area is still a nightlife no man's land, and Whiskey Tavern tends to be populated by too-drunk dudes, screaming to be heard over ear-splitting rock songs.