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The Whiskey Ward


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Come for the whiskey, but stay for more whiskey. Located in theLower East Side, which was once known as the "whiskey ward," this bar prides itself on its wide selection of strong and flavorful bourbons, scotches, and other whiskeys. Happy Hour is 5-8p every day except Sunday and features USD15 sangria pitchers and USD4 well drinks and draft beers. There are also daily drink specials such as a beer and a call shot for USD7. Though its not exactly a dive bar, there is a jukebox and pool table, which makes The Whiskey Ward a fa... read more

Location details

121 Essex St, New York, NY, 10002, United States

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Mon9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tue9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wed9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thu9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4.7408 reviews
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Scottytheman's profile image
12 years ago

Nice! – The name says it all. 

Ankush's profile image
14 years ago

Don't Let the Name Fool You – This is one of the classier "dive" bars that I've been to in NYC. The atmosphere is relaxed, the place is clean, and the crowd tends to be non-pretentious. For whiskey lovers, the owners (really nice folks) make sure to stock the bar with excellent premium label bourbon, rye, single malt, and Irish whiskeys. But don't let the name fool you...The Whiskey Ward has an excellent beer and wine selection and really tasty cocktails. The unlimited peanuts in the shell are also a nice touch. And of cours... read more

imnotmisty's profile image
15 years ago

Best Bar on the LES – You can keep your Libations and Fat Babies, I'll take the Ward. Staff is friendly and unpretentious and skilled. Music is top notch and the jukebox is the best on the LES. Drinks are well priced, and there's FREE peanuts. You probably haven't even read the end of this post because you've already left to go sample it for yourself. 

adamvk's profile image
16 years ago

Love this place! – After bumming around the City looking for a good place to throw back a few, I remebered this place. Glad I did. Relaxed, friendly, good beer/whiskey and cool crowd. Definitely one of the good ones. 

heapchk's profile image
17 years ago

Good neighborhood bar – The bar is classic "neighborhood". Pool tables, stained wooden floors, everyone drinks beer with no fancy cocktails, the jukebox plays the same 6 songs over and over. Not my scene, but if you like that sort of place, then you'll probably love this one. 

Contributor's profile image
17 years ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – With its wide open room, 12-foot-high tin ceilings, exposed brick walls and handmade furnishings, it's hard to believe this Lower East Side bar used to be a hardware store. As its name suggests, Whiskey Ward stocks dozens of bourbons, single malts, ryes and Irish whiskeys, in addition to many bottled beers and six taps. Whiskey flights allow you to sample three one-ounce pours of any three whiskeys for half the listed price. Pair a shot of Woodford Reserve with a Guinness, or treat your palate t... read more

jinxsy's profile image
17 years ago

best neighborhood bar and best bartenders – turn the corner from the hipsters on ludlow st. and actually walk into a bar where you don't feel like a piece of meat. whiskey ward is the best bar in all of new york city! Actually, the best bar I have ever been to ( and... I have been to a lot)..The staff is inredible- sandee, the owner is one of the most interesting and endearing person one could ever meet, by walking into a bar- plus tough as they come! drinks are great, the bartenders are sweet as pie, the music is perfect an... read more

jsconway114's profile image
18 years ago

always the best – This bar has everything you could want in a neighborhood bar and more! The bartenders are great and always remember your name and your drink. The owners, Sandy and Joey and relaxed and accomodating, and the general vibe is mellow and friendly. A great place to go for a quick drink with a friend or for a more raucous night with a big group. The jukebox too never fails - this place is a diamond in the rough! 

rmanis's profile image
18 years ago

top notch local – excellent liquor selection (especially the whiskey). friendliest bartenders & staff. killer dj's. good mix of local crowd and newcomers. not a long wait for the pool table. what more can you ask for in a neighborhood bar? 

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How is The Whiskey Ward rated?

The Whiskey Ward has a 4.7 star rating with 408 reviews. 

When is The Whiskey Ward open?

The Whiskey Ward is closed now. It will open tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. 

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