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Ward III

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111 Reade St., New York, NY 10013 40.71582 -74.008521
nr. West Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-240-9194 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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    1 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Hours, Bar Food, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Swank
Photo by Melissa Hom

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Official Website

ward3tribeca.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-4am; Sat-Sun, 5pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-7pm; $5 beers, $8 select wines

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C at Chambers St.; 1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Does New York need another establishment with elaborately conceived house rules or the term “bespoke” on its menu? Perhaps not. But what it does need are more cocktails of the caliber created behind the bar of Ward III (that’s three), a dark, classy lounge-cum-restaurant in Tribeca. There’s a menu of upgraded bar food and small tables in the back, but both visually and conceptually, the bar takes center stage. Waiting behind it are Ward III’s partners—from the Odeon, Macao Trading Co., and Grace—armed with muddling sticks and working the bar with ruthless and mesmerizing skill. The nine listed libations reveal the barkeeps’ penchant for spice, spirits, and bitters, but the real fun comes in designing your own drink. Give a few specifications (texture, flavor, spirit, fruit, and spice) and leave yourself in the bartender’s capable hands. A request for “refreshing gin” yielded a lemon-mint crush topped with Champagne—a bright, appealing blend that didn’t eclipse the spirit. Classics are shaken with equal skill, and though these are thirteen-dollar drinks, they could have been marked a good deal higher given the quality and the neighborhood.

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