The Wayland

The Wayland

Cocktail Bar and Bar$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • S_J L.
    S_J LOctober 15, 2014
    If u want to drink till dawn this is the place. they open till 4am so it's pretty much dawn right? tehehe ;P fabulous cocktail bargarden variety margarita n smoked & roasted = to die for!!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great weekday spot. Live jazz! All the signature cocktails are delicious (I especially love the garden variety marg) and the food is good too. Packed beyond belief and stoopid on the weekends.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MackeyJuly 15, 2015
    The happy hour from 5-7 is amazing! The oysters are the best I have ever had and only $1 each. The oyster shooters are only $5 and delicious and any of their $7 cocktails on special are fantastic!
  • Amber M.
    Amber MollerFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place, esp on Sunday or pre-Thurs weeknight (crowded is no fun). Every cocktail is great, but I loved the Sarsaparilla Sour before they discontinued it. Homemade root beer, that is all! :D
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    This Alphabet City bar is one of the best gems in the 'hood. Come for an excellent variety of small plates and cocktails, such as the Pearls of the East and Wylie's Cherry Flip.
  • Saleem
    SaleemMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome environment, I always have a great time with friends here. I hear banjos if you like a little campfire smoke with your old fashioned-- pretentious but it can be tasty.
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 19, 2013
    The scene is Americana and the cocktails are savory and eclectic, employing everything from kale juice in the Garden Variety Margarita to Szechuan peppers in the Track Town Fizz.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJuly 16, 2012
    Vibe? Homey Known for? A selection of killer cocktails like the Bedford Cruise (Vodka, fresh watermelon juice, lemon juice, agave, soda) & Bermuda Black(Rum lime, fresh ginger juice, angostura & IPA) Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Happy hour runs Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 PM. Cocktails like a Cucumber Collins and versions of a Sazerac and Margarita - as well as beer and wine are all under $7. Read more
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The sister bar to Goodnight Sonny, don't overlook the food menu at this cocktail spot. Sausage bread with ricotta is UNREAL and happy hour specials on oysters (and shooters)
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FordJune 30, 2013
    The garden variety margherita is bomb! Blue agave blanco tequila, ginger, agave nectar, lime, kale juice and smoked sea salt!!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SinnenbergAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Come on a weekday night to avoid the fratty crowds that have begun to invade ABC city. Order the moxie and the sausage bread. You won't be disappointed.
  • Shah
    ShahSeptember 7, 2015
    Solid cocktails & food. My favorite of the evening was the Smoked & Roasted. Gets crazy busy, so get here early on the weekends. And stay clear of the Garden Margarita.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Every whiskey cocktail is delicious. Live music on Sunday nights. And make sure you end the night with a spicy Tecate - ask for "the works."
  • Carolynn C.
    Carolynn ChoiJuly 11, 2016
    The Wayland is known for their unique drinks, but their brunch is also top notch. Order the breakfast tacos if you want to start your day with a savory kick!
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaNovember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The cocktail menu is constantly changing, but you'll always be pleasantly surprised by their unique and seasonal creations. Oh plus they have oysters.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayDecember 6, 2013
    Had myself the Moxie cocktail which is similar to an old fashioned but most certainly spicier. Great place to meet people and the waitress definitely knows how to multitask. Gotta try the oysters too!
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DoyleApril 28, 2013
    If you're going to underestimate anyone in this place, think again. Jason will find out what taste you like, and exploit it to your own dreams. Then create your perfect drink. *Best bartender EVER!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DollDecember 31, 2014
    Fun bar that's always open late! Has a semi-divey (a good thing!) atmosphere with lively attitude. Best part is a well-executed and delicious craft cocktail menu from talented bartenders!
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KangAugust 23, 2013
    Try my fave drink here, the Simmer Sequel! A perfect blend of watermelon, tarragon & some other delish ingredients. Light, refreshing, not too sweet.
  • Caterina A.
    Caterina AbballeDecember 6, 2015
    My friend and I had the burrata and a whole bunch of cocktails and other things. We went for brunch so the bar was nice and quiet. All of it was amazing the bartenders are the nicest.
  • Kam
    KamAugust 27, 2014
    The atmosphere is nice and cozy, perfect for a date or a chill evening with a few friends. The cocktails are delicious--I felt like I was drinking a healthy juice and not an alcoholic beverage.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJune 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The "I hear banjos" is a must-have, nowhere does a smoke cocktail as well as this. In general, though, their brown spirit cocktails are pretty strong.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LermitteJanuary 24, 2013
    Formerly Banjo Jim's, and now a fancy cocktail bar, the Wayland does not disappoint with excellent cocktails. They even have some vestiges of the old live music joint in the corner of the bar.
  • Gina G.
    Gina GusbyJanuary 10, 2016
    This place is fun.. It's a staple of Alphabet City .. The bartenders are friendly and prepare great cocktails. Food is delicious as well. We had the Sausage bread and Milk & honey .
  • Christina T.
    Christina TranMay 30, 2016
    The burrata is really amazing. Followed by breakfast tacos and a smoked & roasted (mezcal, pineapple, chipotle agave), then coffee from Ninth Street Espresso around the corner.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyAugust 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There are four sandwiches on the menu. Holy smokes, are they all good. Great live music and super authentic atmosphere. This is the way a neighborhood bar should be.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Jason Mendenhall, the bar's mixologist, makes his own bitters, preserves and cola—try the San Fran Sprout, made with his soda and fernet-branca, an Italian liqueur. Read more
  • MLO
    MLOFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Drinks are amongst the best in the city but don't sleep on their small menu. Amazing oysters and snacks to enable you to drink more of their craft cocktails.
  • Evan
    EvanJanuary 30, 2013
    Super crowded on the weekends; go Monday through Wednesday for best results. The bartenders make damn fine classic cocktails, but go for the kale margarita if you're feeling fancy.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WiebeOctober 21, 2015
    Great cocktails, often live music, cozy bar for two but plenty of groups, too. Try I Hear Banjos for what I'm going to call a "performance drink" that's also delicious.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeOctober 13, 2013
    Listen, the cocktails are fantastic and so is the music. Come here earlier when there aren't so many people and order yourself a pork sandwich. You can thank me later.
  • Ellen P.
    Ellen PetitOctober 29, 2015
    I really liked this place! Great cocktails, lovingly crafted. Don't get the hype on that green stuff margarita though... You wanna take any of the other great drinks!
  • Ananya R.
    Ananya RachabattuniNovember 10, 2013
    Mmm the garden marg and the banjo is a must. If you're feeling daring, get a Ducati :) or ask the bartender to make a few old fashioneds. Mm mm goodness!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanJune 19, 2015
    Ask for James! Bartender from Michigan who has been in NYC for a while. He will hook it up. Oh and the place closes at 4:00 AM. Great Moscow Mules.
  • David T.
    David TaylorMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I Hear Banjos is amazing: an apple-y, spicy, old fashioned, served smoky.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FergusonFebruary 20
    Wow, this place is incredible in every way. Get the Crispy Cauliflower and the Beast Bread. All the cocktails are awesome, just like you'd expect in Alphabet City.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    The Garden Variety margarita made with kale and ginger juice is even better than your morning green smoothie. Why? Tequila. Read more
  • Nick R.
    Nick RudemillerJuly 1, 2012
    I usually don't leave tips places but the bartenders/owners are so nice and the cocktails are spectacular. Have them recommend you a drink with your favorite spirit!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyDecember 16, 2013
    A totally relaxed atmosphere and a set of delicious eats contribute to the enjoyment of some excellent cocktails here. They take their preparation very seriously...
  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidAugust 4, 2015
    The Garden Variety Margarita is one of the best cocktails I've ever had. And their bartenders are cool, too!
  • Uber NYC
    Uber NYCSeptember 23, 2013
    Great $1 oyster happy hour M-F from 5pm - 7pm. There's also 2 varieties of oyster shooters. We like the version with pickle brine. Oyster picklebacks!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudAugust 30, 2015
    Basically a refined frat party for adults on weekend evenings. The environment has a barn-like look, and is also a good spot for brunch. Kale margaritas are on point.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BJuly 16, 2014
    drop-dead-amazing sandwiches, served until 4 am, in a bar full of charm, great music- both live and played by the bartenders, who are awesome people
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 28, 2013
    Great service and space. Try the Tecate with the works! It was so delicious. I would definitely go again, in fact I will. The food and drinks=superb.
  • Nick L.
    Nick Losi3 weeks ago
    The "I Hear Banjos - Encore" is certainly a terrific, multi-sensory bit of theater, and a damn fine drink at that, but it was the Garden Variety Margarita that left me wordless.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondMarch 22, 2016
    Excellent cocktails and lively, laid back atmosphere make for a fun night out for the 27-something crowd.
  • misskittyinnyc
    misskittyinnycApril 24, 2014
    Pete is a damn fine bartender. Very knowledgeable about his drinks, his oysters and the nightly music. I think I found my new favorite LES haunt.
  • Kendra B.
    Kendra BorowskiSeptember 8, 2016
    Awesome bartenders and great cocktails. Only bummer is how crowded and loud it can get.
  • Talia F.
    Talia FisherJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The linden corner is delicious. Pink peppercorn! I've had the garden variety margarita in the past as well and it was pretty good but a bit intense.
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