March 27, 2014 4:18 PM

Barrel 31 raises a glass to whiskey

Barrel 31, which is scheduled to open Monday, pays homage to whiskey from its moonshines to single malt scotches to its chef-driven menu. Owner Chris Ridler took over the former Velvet Dog space, a 1880s-era red brick building at 400 E. 31st St., in mid-December and has spent the last few months working on the concept.

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