Mon-Sat, 5pm-4am; Sun, 6pm-4am
5pm-8pm; $5 drafts and well drinks
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
American Express, 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.Extra
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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