Opened in 2017, The Spaniard is a West Village bar serving fine food, strong drinks and plentiful whiskey, inspired by classic New York bars like Keens, Old Town Bar and PJ Clarke's -- spots that marry a timeless vibe and old school service. The bar's spirits list features 100 whiskies, over half of them Scotch, sourced from around the world, and Chef PJ Calapa's excellent bar food is the perfect accompaniment to the many, and varied, creative cocktails. While The Spaniard's food and drinks are on the cutting edge of what is fresh and compelling, its menus never change at the whim of trends and passing fads, but are rather rooted in iconic dishes, made with modern ingredients and sensibilities. The New York Times calls it a bar with "serious food," and New York Magazine lauds the bar's patty melt and "well-curated house selection of more than 100 whiskeys" in its "Where to Eat 2018" feature. Its extraordinary style and design has been praised in publications such as T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Surface, and Vogue names it as the West Village’s best spot for a stiff drink.<br><br>The Spaniard is part of Sleeping Giant NY (https://harri.com/sleeping-giant), a family of independently operated bars united by a shared work culture and the chance for employees to grow and explore opportunities across different locations.