When this bar was called Treat Street Cocktails, dusty taxidermied animals stared down from every nook and cranny - but now rechristened as Blind Cat (and formerly Dirty Thieves), the space is cleaner and brighter, with the decor featuring tattoo flash artwork rather than dead deer heads. The crowd is cleaner and brighter, too, sipping on a variety of macrobrews and whiskeys while chatting loudly around the crowded bar and in the semi-circular booths.
You're looking for good whiskey in a quiet place. The Internet will point you to Nihon Whisky Lounge, Rye, or Bourbon & Branch, all of which have the selection. But they won't always be quiet -- and don't ask about the prices. Luckily, Blind Cat sits tucked away on 24th and Treat. There's no name on the sign, just a minimalist cat face, complete with Xed-out eyes, so it makes sense that some locals still refer to the place by its former names, Treat Tavern or Dirty Thieves (of the Whiskey... More »