Our Story

The Whiskey Brooklyn was opened in August 2010 by the brothers George and Justin Ruotolo, and their partner Rob Magill, after another set of brothers, Jamie and John Wiseman, came to them with a subterranean brick-walled cellar. In a forgotten time, it was an old tonic water factory on the north side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Their philosophy is simple: well-poured drinks, reasonable prices, good music, a comfortable setting, great food and great service.

Everything you see in the bar — the booths, the bartop, the dj booth, the shuffle board tables, the backbar — was built by hand, by Rick Crisp.

The Whiskey Brooklyn has brother bars in Chinatown (Whiskey Tavern), The East Village (Whiskey Town), and right next door (The Whiskey Annex).

Please visit The Whiskey Shop, a curated liquor store with over 100 different whiskies and select spirits next door.

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Where We Are

We’re located at 44 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11249
(The entrance is on N 11th)
By subway, take the L Train to Bedford Ave. Walk 4 Blocks North, 1 Block West.
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Everyday: Noon-4am
Happy Hour
Monday-Friday: 2pm-7pm

Dress Code

Please dress nicely! Please no work boots, no ball caps after 10 pm, no tank tops on gentlemen, no sweatpants, no cargo short or cargo pants, no camouflage, and no sports gear after 10 pm.


We cannot admit anyone not carrying a valid US ID, Passport or Military ID.
Please also note that we will refuse entry or service to patrons operating a motor vehicle.
We have a discretionary door policy and maintain the right to refuse admittance based on attire and otherwise.

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We accept reservations at no charge with no minimum. Please contact us for more information

For information, please contact us via email:

For reservations, please include the date & time, number in your party, and your contact details.

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