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A Bourbon At...Highlands

Highlands is charming gastropub located on a charming corner of West 10th St. in the charming West Village. It's all very charming. Highlands opened up about a year ago and has never looked back. It is slammed every night with a young and well-heeled downtown crowd. While most people at Highlands are enjoying liquid meals, they would be wise to try chef William Hickox’s modern take on traditional Scottish cuisine.

[Krieger, 9/19/09]

A Bourbon At?is sponsored by our friends at Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. Basil Hayden’s is handcrafted, light-bodied and aged longer with twice as much rye to produce an incredibly approachable, sophisticated and luxurious bourbon. It’s spicy. Unexpected. And full of potential. Just like your plans tonight.

The beautiful space is split into a bar room and a dining room, both accented by some Scottish flair and complemented by excellent lighting. Maybe that’s why there are so many people here who are single and ready to mingle: it’s impossible not to look good.
Highlands has an impressive list of whiskeys and malts in addition to various Scottish-inspired cocktails. However, it is their extensive bourbon list that is arguably more interesting and certainly more accessible. While the bar staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, their menu includes nice little descriptions on the characteristics of each of their spirits to help guide you through the process. This can come in handy for a novice as the bar is usually packed three people deep and it can be difficult to have an expansive conversation with the bartender about the merits of each spirit.

I cannot think of a better place than Highlands to enjoy a drink in the West Village. From the gorgeous interior to the bubbling atmosphere to the White Album playing over the speakers, Highlands is a place that gets it.

Highlands Bar

150 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 229-2670 Visit Website


150 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014