Whiskey bar

Inside the living room, a swanky new den with an epic whiskey library

You don’t necessarily have to consider yourself a whiskey lover to enjoy an evening at the living roombut you will certainly be one when you leave.

The sprawling new restaurant and bar is the latest Garment District hotspot at Ragtrader’s Mark Fox, located next door in a former factory-turned-sleek cocktail bar. Complete with a mezzanine, the 180-seat haunt is separated into various dining and drinking nooks, with an impressive copper bar and crystal chandelier at its center.

Even more impressive, however, is its epic library of whiskey. Showcasing over 400 types of whiskey, from rare and imported to local produce, the Parlor Room itself is practically a love letter to the spirit of gold. Individual installments are available, as are flights and a special “whisky passport,” a $275 option that gives patrons the chance to try 10 fancy sips from the bar’s curated list.

For less careful drinkers, there is of course a large selection of cocktails, whiskey-based or not. The Gatsby Royale, for example, is made with Effen Yuzu vodka, homemade pear and apple cider cordial, and Piper-Heidsieck champagne. Order one (or six) to see the bar’s bespoke crank shaker in action.

And, since you can’t spend the night sipping whiskey on an empty stomach, the Parlor Room also offers an extensive menu of bites, from oysters and caviar to lobster macaroni and cheese and filet mignon. We would drink to that.

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[Photos via The Parlour Room/@garmentdistrictnyc]