Party Earth Review Discreetly nestled behind green wooden doors and tall storefront windows, the dark and cozy Ward III is one of New York’s most creative cocktail lounges popular with a diverse clientele of artsy hipsters, young professionals... ... read full review
111 Reade Street
New York, NY 10013
1, 2, 3: Chambers Street-West Broadway; A, C: Chambers Street-Church Street
M–F 11am–4am, Sa–Su 5pm–4am
Tribeca, New York –
Discreetly nestled behind green wooden doors and tall storefront windows, the dark and cozy Ward III is one of New York’s most creative cocktail lounges popular with a diverse clientele of artsy hipsters, young professionals, and hip financial types.
Happy Hour patrons looking to wind down after a hard day gather at the long wood bar, where at least one of the owners personally mixes up both new and classic cocktails.
Although the nine specialty drinks on the menu are exquisite, the real stars are the “bespoke” concoctions – custom drinks for which the patrons choose the liquor, flavor, texture, spice, and fruit.
Chatty customers and servers create a friendly vibe, while a sleek but simple décor of exposed brick, leather seating, and plain wood tables adds a touch of comfort for the local service workers and Tribeca regulars enjoying upscale bar food in the back or relaxing in the lounge up front.
Low-key and inviting – and with an amusing list of house rules that includes gems like “Don’t be afraid to engage your neighbor” and “Don’t be creepy” – Ward III is a sure bet for patrons looking for an innovative cocktail experience in an easygoing environment.
Diverse mix of local artists, service industry workers, hipsters, and after-work financial types, 20s to 30s.
Live DJ nightly spins a mix of modern music from rock to pop. Whisk(e)y Mondays feature free whiskey tastings.
American menu including sliders, salads, and mac and cheese. Lunch M–F 11:30am–5pm. Kitchen open until 4am. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.
Appetizers $6+, salads $11, entrées $12+. Beer $7, wine $10+, cocktails $12+.
Smart casual to hipster chic: work attire, nice jeans, t-shirts, flannels, skinny jeans.
Mondays through Fridays for a leisurely Happy Hour with an after-work crowd, and Whisk(e)y Mondays.