I've done a guide for bourbon whiskey fans, so it seems wrong not to the same for Scotch connoisseurs. Some of whom may well be Scotsmen (and women) who might long to make some new "auld acquaintances" from the old sod.
Keens is so impossibly authentic that it's easy to overlook how beautifully art-directed it is -- a homage and, really, an improvement of the genre. Yes, it's been around a million years and yes, it sells a signature item that nobody has liked in forty years, but Keens benefits from hindsight. That, and a matchless collection of Scotch whiskies.
Scotch bartenders give this Hell's Kitchen dive bar is unique character -- a character best appreciated, I should add, when absolutely hammered on Scotch.
A rowdy Scottish bar with a mean cheeseburger, Piper's Kilt keeps it real in Eastchester, year in and year out. Not a bad place for a wee dram, either.
One of the best British pubs in New York. The music ranges from the Pogues to the Rovers and the lilt of Scottish and Irish brogues is always to be heard. Great for a quick beer or a night of heavy drinking, depending on your disposition.
This Scottish / Irish tavern is one of the only decent places in the Financial District to get a drink, a fact that accounts for its wild popularity -- that and the fact that the food is better than average.
The list of serious Scottish bars and restaurants is a short one indeed, and this one sits atop it. The room is nice, the food is good, and there are a minimum of rowdy drunks.
This Scottish bar isn't very different from a hundred other ones in midtown, except for one major point: it has the largest Scotch list I've ever seen or even heard of. There are literally hundreds of whiskies here, single malts as well as blends, and no liver could hope to hold them all.
A rowdy, rocking Piper's Pit of a pub, this Scottish bar lays down some of the fiercest pints on the east side. Don't go around saying how much you love the English, though.