Selected Press & Videos



Bourbon & Banter: Is the Taste of a Bourbon Affected by Your Mood?

June 29, 2017

When we took our seats, I felt transformed. It was like one of those old-time clubs you might see in a movie. A three-piece band was playing; guitar, bass fiddle, and singer. Perfect lighting. And cabinets of whisk(e)y everywhere you could see. It took a while to peruse the menu as you might imagine. It […]

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Redfin: These Are the 12 Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers

June 23, 2017

Redfin chose the  best cities for Whiskey lovers in America, and our beloved NYC made it to the top of the list.  On top of that, we were mention on the list of bars that are acclaimed by the critics. “No matter where you are in the city, you’re just a walk or a subway […]

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The Hedonist Interviews Tommy about Fine & Rare

March 20, 2017

The Hedonist Magazine interviews Flatiron Room owner Tommy Tardie about his new venue, Fine & Rare.

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Business Insider Interview on Facebook Live

January 12, 2017

Watch owner Tommy Tardie answer whiskey questions live on Facebook

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Watch Tommy’s “I’m NoMad” Video

December 12, 2016

Experience Nomad interviews Flatiron Room owner Tommy Tardie

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One of the Most Beautiful Bars in NY

June 23, 2016

Newyork.com includes us in their list of beautiful bars.

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The Telegraph: Amazing Whisky Bar

May 13, 2016

UK newspaper The Telegraph features us as one of “10 Amazing whisky bars to drink in before you die”.

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Best Mint Juleps in NYC

May 13, 2016

TimeOut NY highlights our mint julep as one of the best in New York

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Architectural Digest: Best Irish Whiskeys

March 17, 2016

Tommy’s picks for the best Irish Whiskeys to celebrate with on St. Patricks Day.

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Best 50 Jazz Clubs in America

March 17, 2016

The Flatiron Room is named one of the 50 Best Jazz Clubs in America

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Get Lost Magazine – World’s Top Bar

January 26, 2016

The Flatiron Room has been listed as one of the world’s top bars by Get Lost Magazine

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Anthony Bourdain Recommends The Flatiron Room

October 24, 2015

Anthony Bourdain recommends The Flatiron Room in a recent Harper’s Bazaar interview

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Benromach Whisky Distillery Comes for Visit

October 23, 2015

Award winning Speyside Whisky distillery Benromach recently visited The Flatiron Room and posted an article about the experience.

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MasterCard’s “Love This City” Recommendation

April 22, 2015

Great review on MaterCard’s LoveThisCity.com website.

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Markets Media Goes Behind the Scenes with Tommy

April 17, 2015

Flatiron Room owner Tommy Tardie hints at the new establishment he’s opening and shares some words of wisdom about reservations. Thanks to the Markets Media Magazine team

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Eater: The Whiskey Bar Arms Race

March 25, 2015

We’re Flattered to be included among some of the best Whiskey Bars in Eater’s feature article “Healthy Competition is Drastically Changing the Whiskey Scene”.

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2015 Drammie Award Winner – Best Whiskey Bar

March 25, 2015

We are delighted to have won a 2015 “Drammie” Award for Best Whiskey Bar

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Yahoo Finance – Watch Tommy’s Whiskey Taste Test

February 24, 2015

Flatiron Room owner and operator Tommy Tardie runs an “impromptu tasting” over at Yahoo Finance.

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Chef Susan Burdian at the James Beard House

February 24, 2015

Video highlights from our Executive Chef Susan Burdian’s dinner at the James Beard House.

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Gear Patrol Interviews Owner Tommy Tardie

January 5, 2015

We’d like to thank NYC based men’s magazine Gear Patrol for including Flatiron Room owner Tommy Tardie in their feature “10 Best Affordable Single Malts”.

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Travel + Leisure – Best Whiskey Bars in America

October 27, 2014

We’d like to thank NYC-based Travel + Leisure for including us in their list of “Best Whiskey Bars in America”.

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Village Voice – Best Whiskey Bar of 2014!

October 27, 2014

We’d like to thank the venerable Village Voice for showing us some love in their 2014 best of list. They even took the time to mention our whiskey classes run by “the world’s foremost lady whiskey sommelier” Heather Greene.

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Take a Virtual Tour of The Flatiron Room

October 27, 2014

Thanks to our friends at YouVisit.com you can take a virtual tour of The Flatiron Room. Check out the view from the stage or peek into the Private Room.

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VIDEO: Heather Greene on Japanese Suntory’s Purchase of Jim Beam

April 9, 2014

With recent news of Suntory buying Jim Bean, Bloomberg interviews our whiskey sommelier to find out more about the unique characteristics of Japanese Whiskey and her recent trip to visit a distillery in Japan.

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Watch Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” Live at The Flatiron Room

March 26, 2014

Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and Gary Lightbody took to the stage to celebrate at the after party for Courteney Cox’s new film “Just Before I Go”.

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VIDEO: Heather Greene Shedding Light on Japanese Whiskies

January 1, 2014

Heather Greene, our whiskey sommelier, sits down with Bloomberg to discuss the differences between American Whiskey and Japanese Whiskey.

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VIDEO: Tommy Tardie on FOX BUSINESS

October 25, 2013

What makes one bottle of whiskey cost $13,000? FOX’s Lauren Simonetti talks to Flatiron Room owner Tommy Tardie to find out.

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VIDEO: Tommy Tardie on the Growing Business of Whiskey Bloomberg TV

October 18, 2013

Owner Tommy Tardie sits down with King’s County Distillery’s Colin Spoelman to discuss the growing business of Whiskey

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VIDEO: Business Insider Interviews Tommy Tardie

October 15, 2013

Business Insider sits down with owner Tommy Tardie to discuss what makes vintage whiskeys worth thousands of dollars and why pappy van winkle Is the White Whale of bourbons. Watch the full videos.

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Modern Luxury: A guide to dram good whiskey tasting

October 14, 2013

Tommy Tardie, owner of the timeless whiskey parlor The Flatiron Room, lists the essentials of a whiskey tasting. He dishes out advice on the tools, the line up, and mistakes to avoid in this interview.

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Worth Magazine Explores the History Behind The Flatiron Room

August 1, 2013

Lynsey Santimays delves into Tommy Tardie’s history as an entrepreneur in the New York City’s risky business of hospitality.

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“Top 5 Mac & Cheeses at Haute Living”

April 30, 2013

Haute Living named the Flatiron Rooms Mac and Cheese one of their Top 5 Gourmet Mac & Cheese recipes. After visiting the “whiskey-slinging jazzy newcomer to the 26th street strip”, they wrote about the dish and called it “positively scrumptious.”

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TrulyNet: “Discovering the World of Whiskey”

April 29, 2013

The Flatiron Room is not your average bar. This hotspot adds in live music, tasting classes, and event lockers to store your bottle for future use. Welcome to the World of whiskies. A bar that offers an excellent menu and atmosphere in the Flatiron District on West 26th Street.

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VIDEO: Our Sommelier Heather Greene Interviewed on AOL

April 22, 2013

Heather discusses her “trial by fire” at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society in Edinburgh, some common myths surrounding whiskey drinking and more. Watch the full interview.

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VIDEO: Chef Susan Burdian Talks Mac & Cheese on FOX!

April 2, 2013

Our very own master chef Susan Burdian on FOX 5’s Good Day Cafe showing them how to make Flatiron Room’s famous Mac & Cheese. Recipe included!

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Wine and Spirits: “Providing Ownership to New Yorkers”

April 1, 2013

You now can own property in Manhattan at the Flatiron Room. If you decide on a bottle from their variety of 500 whiskies, you can own a locker to store it for your next visit. Enjoy live music, tastings and instruction from connoisseurs on the whiskey heavy list.

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Departures: “We intend to be the largest selection of whiskies on the East Coast”.

January 30, 2013

Owner Tommy Tardie explains the need for a fine spirits parlor. “Whiskey drinkers are promiscuous. They love trying new things.” The Flatiron room offers them a stunning collection of the finest whiskeys in one place.

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VIDEO: Experience NoMad Interviews Tommy Tardie

January 28, 2013

NoMad (“NOrth of MADison Square Park”) is a neighborhood centered around the Madison Square Park district here in NYC. Website ExperienceNoMad sites down with owner Tommy Tardie to discuss The Flatiron Room. Watch the video.

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The Daily Meal: “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Whiskey, now in New York”

January 23, 2013

The 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Whiskey is currently the countries most sought after bourbon. You can find it at NYC’s Flatiron Room in Manhattan and if you’re lucky you can try some at the tasting.

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Women You Should Know: Our “Dame of Drinks” Heather Greene

January 16, 2013

If you don’t know her, you should. Heather Greene is the Flatiron Rooms first female whiskey sommelier and director of their Whiskey Education program. The first woman to be invited to the prestigious Scotch Malt Whisky Society international tasting panel, she is well versed and trained to educate on the Flatiron Rooms 500 + whiskey selection.

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Bon Appetite: “Our Heather Greene on her Beautiful World of Whiskey”

November 29, 2012

Heather Greene is interviewed by Bon Appetit on her place in the word of whiskey. She dives in to what it means to be a whiskey expert and the first female whiskey sommelier at the recently opened Flatiron Room.

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New York Post: Heather Greene “Drinks Like It’s Her Job”

November 28, 2012

Heather Greene is a whiskey sommelier at the Flatiron Room, where she leads classes and educates customers on the 500 bottles offered. She is one of a few female whiskey experts, a knowledge base and skill set that is in increasing in demand.

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Robb Report: “Flatiron Room is a dream come true”

October 12, 2012

Global luxury source Robb Report unveils the true history behind The Flatiron Room. Read how Tommy Tardie outgrew the nightclub scene.

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Nightclub & Bar: NYC’s New Whiskey Temple

October 2, 2012

Enjoy the seasonality of drinks this fall that are appearing on menus in the city. There are brown spirits available this autumn at NYC’s new Whiskey Temple, the Flatiron Room, which offers a variety of over 500 different bottles.

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Black Book Magazine

September 27, 2012

The owners of this bar have found a way to keep NY’ers real loyal to it: by giving them something to own. At The Flatiron Room, you can polish off half a bottle of your favorite bourbon or rye, and the bartenders will brand it with your name and store it for you until your next visit.

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Eater: Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue Opens

September 24, 2012

The Flatiron Room is a new cocktail lounge and music venue that features over 500 varieties of whiskey and carefully crafted classic cocktails. The performance stage and light menu creates the ideal spot for live music and events.

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Thrillist: “A 500-bottle-strong great hall of distilled mash”

September 18, 2012

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said “As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.” So, everyone who disagrees with that silly transcendentalist should leave work and start hanging out at The Flatiron Room, a 500-bottle-strong great hall of distilled mash.

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Chilled Magazine: A gathering place for whiskey enthusiasts

September 18, 2012

The Flatiron Room is scheduled to open September 20th, and offers an immense variety of bourbons, scotches and more. Fully equipped with a tasting room, and carefully trained staff, and performance stage, the Flatiron Room will be a hub for whiskey enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Carefully crafted cocktails will be available in addition to over 500 varieties of whiskey.

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Inside Hook: Rye Detector

September 12, 2012

Step into this dixie manor watering hole and find over 500 varieties of whiskey and a velvet curtain stage. The Flatiron Room offers live music, a private tasting room, and expert tutorials from pros like Diageo’s Master of Whisky LJ Heffernan.

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New York Magazine Critics’ Pick!

September 10, 2012

“Time stops when you pass through the doors of the Flatiron Room. Fifties-era Italian floral wallpaper, rolling library ladders, and a chandelier that once hung in the Smithsonian set the anachronistic mood; live jazz, performed on a velvet-curtained stage, seals ye olde deal.”

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Time Out New York

August 22, 2012

“Check out the ancient flooring (the planks are 100-year-old reclaimed wood) while nibbling cured meats, cheeses, oysters and ceviches and enjoying nightly jazz performances.”

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Social Life Names Flatiron Room “New York’s Whiskey Authority”

July 15, 2012

The luxury magazine of the Hamptons, Social Life, interviews founder of the Flatiron Room, Tommy Tardie. Tommy touches on his inspiration, the atmosphere, and 700 whiskies that are offered by this upscale venue.

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A classic & timeless gathering place offering our mature and discerning guests an impressive selection of spirits and cocktails with entertainment and fine cuisine, all in a relaxing atmosphere.