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The Whiskey Ward

121 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.719647 -73.987923
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-2998 Send to Phone

Photo by Robert K. Chin

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Mon-Sat, 5pm-4am; Sun, 6pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Sat, 5pm-8pm; $5 drafts and well drinks
Sun, 6pm-9pm; $5 draft beer, well drinks and Sauza margaritas and $15 pitchers of Sangria

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Aside from a pile of whiskey barrels, jugs, and other Wild West tchotckes, Whiskey Ward doesn't have any high-concept flourishes to bolster its modern-day saloon motif. The walls are painted a brownish orange, and the only chromatic appeal comes from the gleam of XXX bottles behind the bar. But with an incredible list of scotches and single malt bourbons, and a drink special consisting of a call liquor shot and beer, Whiskey Ward's true theme can be found right in your glass. Bottoms up.


Whiskey Ward was named after the section of town it stands in. When New York City was divided into wards, the Lower East Side was the 4th ward. There were so many drinking parlors in the area that the section became known as the "whiskey" ward.

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