Party Earth Review A downtown saloon with Deep South roots, Ninth Ward evokes a vintage New Orleans drinking den with a decidedly rock and roll attitude. Decked out head to toe in wood-slat shutters, rustic accents, and a southern gothic... ... read full review
180 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
L: 1st Avenue-14th Street
M–Th 4pm–2am, F 4pm–4am, Sa 1pm–4am, Su 1pm–2am
East Village, New York –
A downtown saloon with Deep South roots, Ninth Ward evokes a vintage New Orleans drinking den with a decidedly rock and roll attitude.
Decked out head to toe in wood-slat shutters, rustic accents, and a southern gothic décor, the atmospheric bar draws a crowd of black-clad rockers and hipsters who settle into the high-backed chairs up front to sip cocktails and cheap suds and bob along to bluesy rock tunes.
A line of curtained and candlelit booths just past the stained glass image of a mystical southern belle provide space for groups of young professionals to hang out and contemplate the eclectic collection of NOLA artifacts, including voodoo dolls, liquor bottles, and gator heads kept safely in a mesh wire case.
Those who prefer to drink in the open air will want to check out the back patio, where rope lights and wrought-iron tables scattered amid stone statues and fountains create yet another evocative backdrop for the laid-back groups of creative types and students packed in to soak up the relaxed, southern gothic vibe.
Quirky and cool, Ninth Ward exudes a warm but world-weary atmosphere that will appeal to anyone looking for a mellow night out.
Local young professionals, designers, musicians, creative hipsters, and some college students, 20s to 30s.
iPod playlist featuring a range from grunge to oldies and blues.
Happy Hour open–8pm.
Beer $5+, wine $7+, cocktails $7+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, blouses.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
Two blocks down is Shoolbred’s (197 Second Avenue), Ninth Ward’s sister bar, with a rowdier but equally authentic crowd and atmosphere.