636 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Tel: 212-229-2642


Hudson Bar And Books

Hudson Bar And Books, located on Hudson Street in the famous West Village in New York City, is a favorite destination among others, for celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Kiefer Sutherland and James Gandolfini. Originally founded in 1990 in New York City by Raju S. Mirchandani, Bar And Books has set a new standard for cigar bars worldwide by redefining the concept of hospitality, sophistication and comfort. These premier and exclusive cigar bars are the first dedicated cigar bars in New York, offering a variety of over 150 whiskeys from Scotland, America, Ireland, Japan, India and New Zealand plus a large menu of hand-made cigars from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. The softly lit space of Hudson Bar And Books gives the bar a seductive and welcoming atmosphere. Dark wooden chairs with leather clad seats surround the bar which is home to their elaborate variety of whisky, wine, rum, brandy and cigars. At the end of the saloon is a semi-private area with deep crimson leather booths encasing the border of the room plus a built in library above the rear booth. Mirrors and framed photos adorn the walls giving the cozy area a sense of lounging in a living room.Bar And Books prides itself on their unique form of entertainment; screening classic James Bond films on flat screen televisions played at each location every night. On Mondays, Bar And Books offers complimentary cigars for the ladies and on Tuesdays all whiskies are specially priced.The philosophy is to create an inviting ambiance with a style of service that is second to none, coupled with an elaborate selection of spirits from whiskies and brandies to classic cocktails, light fare, vintage ports, and fine wines. In addition to Hudson Bar And Books, New York locations include, the new Beekman Bar And Books and Lexington Bar And Books. Bar And Books has also become an international phenomenon with two Bar And Books locations in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.Ben Scorah, Mixologist and Managing Partner of Bar And Books, began his career in nightlife, as a teenager, working at the world renowned Hacienda night club as a bar back in Manchester, England. While attending England’s Leeds University to pursue a major in Business Management, he served as a bartender at the Warehouse Bar and Pu Na Na. After graduation he moved to London where he became a mixologist at Bodeca, a private members bar at the Flemings Rooms in Mayfair. There he was responsible for a cocktail list of over 50 signature drinks served to London’s elite. After almost 3 years of living in London, he ventured to New York City where he pursued a career in bar management and mixology at Barmarche in Soho for two years before becoming the Managing Partner of Bar And Books. Ben Scorah has won awards for his expertise in mixology from Theme Magazine, 42 Below Vodka, Belvedere Vodka, Rhum Clement, Glenmorangie Whisky and Glenfarclas Whisky.