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10 Places to Drink Pappy Van Winkle in New York City Any Time of Year

Forget trying to buy a bottle, score a taste of Pappy at these bars.

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Part cult collectable, part cultural phenomenon, Pappy Van Winkle has a reputation among bourbon connoisseurs and novices alike. But as well-known as the whiskey itself is the difficulty of scoring a bottle — the waiting lists, the limited allocations, the insanely high mark-ups. The release of the next batch won't happen until the fall, and even then the best solution for people who want to taste the spirit is to try it at New York bar or restaurant that happens to serve it. Here are 10 places you can go to get that Pappy fix:

All prices are for two-ounce pour unless otherwise indicated.

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The NoMad Restaurant

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While Leo Robitschek's elaborate cocktails and the luxe vibe of the perennially popular NoMad will get you through the door, it's the extensive spirits selection that will make you stay. It offers all of the Pappy bourbons— the 10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 year, as well as the 13 year rye, priced at $22, $27, $35, $65, $110 and $45. It's nice that they have so many options, but, at these prices your are paying for the ambience as much as you are for the booze. [Krieger]

Hakkasan

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If Asian opulence in a Times Square setting is more your speed, satisfy that Pappy craving at Hakkasan. The restaurant offers the 12 and 15 year for $32 or $44.[Krieger]

Hudson Malone

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This handsome Midtown East saloon holds deep and abiding respect for classic whiskey cocktails, so it makes sense that Pappy would be on offer, along with some hearty American fare. Here a pour of the 20 year will cost you $80. [Krieger]

The Whiskey Ward

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Eleven Madison Park

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If you want a little ambience, and your bourbon served in a Riedel glass, head to Eleven Madison Park. Like it's sister establishment, The NoMad, EMP offers all of the Pappy bourbons— the 10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 year, as well as the 13 year rye, priced at $22, $27, $35, $65, $110 and $45, respectively. [Krieger]

Fette Sau

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A Williamsburg barbecue joint might not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for high-end bourbon, but they've been stocking it for at least a couple of years now and at an accessible price point, too. Currently it offers a one-ounce pour of the 10 year for $8. [Photo: Facebook/Fette Sau]

Experimental Cocktail Club

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This Parisian import with a speakeasy feel is a nice place to take a date for a well-made cocktail or a glass of some Pappy. The bar offers the 12 and 20 year for $17 and $67. [Krieger]

Beast of Bourbon

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A Bed-Stuy bar that combines barbecue and an excellent but inexpensive whiskey selection, including Pappy. It's got the 15 and 20 year for $28 or $35.[Photo: Foursquare/Beast of Bourbon]

Booker and Dax at Ssäm

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Momofuku's Booker and Dax is a great choice for a stiff drink—whether you want one of Dave Arnold's high-tech concoctions or prefer your spirits served in a more old fashioned manner. On offer are 10,12, and reserve rye, all $25 for a one ounce pour. [Photo: Foursquare/Booker and Dax]

The Penrose

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This Upper East Side gastropub is one of only places to get Pappy in that part of Manhattan. The bar stocks the 15, 20 and 23 year for $40, $45, and $50, respectively.[Krieger]

The NoMad Restaurant

While Leo Robitschek's elaborate cocktails and the luxe vibe of the perennially popular NoMad will get you through the door, it's the extensive spirits selection that will make you stay. It offers all of the Pappy bourbons— the 10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 year, as well as the 13 year rye, priced at $22, $27, $35, $65, $110 and $45. It's nice that they have so many options, but, at these prices your are paying for the ambience as much as you are for the booze. [Krieger]

Hakkasan

If Asian opulence in a Times Square setting is more your speed, satisfy that Pappy craving at Hakkasan. The restaurant offers the 12 and 15 year for $32 or $44.[Krieger]

Hudson Malone

This handsome Midtown East saloon holds deep and abiding respect for classic whiskey cocktails, so it makes sense that Pappy would be on offer, along with some hearty American fare. Here a pour of the 20 year will cost you $80. [Krieger]

The Whiskey Ward

Foursquare/Party Earth]

Eleven Madison Park

If you want a little ambience, and your bourbon served in a Riedel glass, head to Eleven Madison Park. Like it's sister establishment, The NoMad, EMP offers all of the Pappy bourbons— the 10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 year, as well as the 13 year rye, priced at $22, $27, $35, $65, $110 and $45, respectively. [Krieger]

Fette Sau

A Williamsburg barbecue joint might not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for high-end bourbon, but they've been stocking it for at least a couple of years now and at an accessible price point, too. Currently it offers a one-ounce pour of the 10 year for $8. [Photo: Facebook/Fette Sau]

Experimental Cocktail Club

This Parisian import with a speakeasy feel is a nice place to take a date for a well-made cocktail or a glass of some Pappy. The bar offers the 12 and 20 year for $17 and $67. [Krieger]

Beast of Bourbon

A Bed-Stuy bar that combines barbecue and an excellent but inexpensive whiskey selection, including Pappy. It's got the 15 and 20 year for $28 or $35.[Photo: Foursquare/Beast of Bourbon]

Booker and Dax at Ssäm

Momofuku's Booker and Dax is a great choice for a stiff drink—whether you want one of Dave Arnold's high-tech concoctions or prefer your spirits served in a more old fashioned manner. On offer are 10,12, and reserve rye, all $25 for a one ounce pour. [Photo: Foursquare/Booker and Dax]

The Penrose

This Upper East Side gastropub is one of only places to get Pappy in that part of Manhattan. The bar stocks the 15, 20 and 23 year for $40, $45, and $50, respectively.[Krieger]

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