Relatively unknown on the city’s spirit scene, this stylish Central Park lounge wins out with the extensive selection of whiskies on offer in its charming setting. With over 200 varieties behind the bar, there are bottles from across the whisky-making world available for a range of prices. While size does matter, it’s the selection at Ala House that makes it stand out from the crowd – its list is exceptionally well-curated. There are plenty of rarities to get whisky aficionados hot under the collar – and, eventually, red in the face. And the clincher: all of the bow-tied waiters we’ve encountered have been able to speak knowledgeably on the subject and make recommendations based on taste preferences. They can even make a cocktail or 200. To sip in the small space’s stylish environs, boldly accented with art deco touches, is an experience any whisky lover will enjoy.