So you set up a home bar in your apartment. Now what?
Head to Whiskey and Wine Off 69 on the Upper East Side, of course. This retail store is really a one-stop destination for everything a home mixologist might need, including local and hard-to-find liquors, bar tools (swizzles, anyone?) and specialized ice machines. The self-proclaimed “mecca for home bartenders”, Whiskey & Wine Off 69 was opened by Frank Giresi and offers everything needed to create the perfect cocktail.
Gold plated strainers? Check. Japanese ice colds? Check. Mixing glasses? CHECK!
Seriously, Whiskey & Wine Off 69 is a one-stop shop and Giresi – a 25-year wine industry veteran who opened Nolita’s now-defunct Elizabeth & Vine and, later, Bowery & Vine – is more than happy to help.
An added bonus: Whiskey & Wine Off 69 offers monthly workshops with local mixologists who school guests on everything from the proper way to mix to the best garnishes. You’ll be mixing an Old Fashioned like a pro in no time!
Whiskey and Wine Off 69 Details
1321 2nd Avenue
Hours of Operation: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Whiskey & Wine Off 69 is a destination retail store for handcrafted spirits, especially those produced in New York, and restaurant-worthy, ready-to-sip wines. We are proud to offer unique and surprising bottlings tailored to adventurous palates, along with extensive wine and spirit educational programs. A mecca for home bartenders, Whiskey & Wine Off 69 features cocktail demonstrations by top New York bartenders, as well as bar books and barware.
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