The Whiskey Ward

The Whiskey Ward

Whisky Bar, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
  • Karlie K.
    "Whiskey flights for the bday boy/girl!"(3 Tips)
    Shani R.
    "LES Sweet Tea always hits the spot as well."(3 Tips)
    audri n.
    "Hands down my favorite bar in NYC with the best bartenders."(2 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Amazing list of rotating bourbons, whiskeys, scotch."(8 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • whiskey
  • bourbon
  • scotch
  • favorite bar in nyc
  • sweet tea
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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 15, 2012
    Sunday specials run till 9pm and include $1 off all bottled beer, $15 sangria pitchers and $5 margaritas all night! The ‘Taste’ option (available every day) gets you 1 oz. of whiskey for 1/2 price. Read more
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongDecember 23, 2014
    Huge selection of whiskey! LES iced tea was very refreshing, and not too sweet! Nice neighborhood bar where you can kick back and sip on scotch. ... or play some pool
  • audri n.
    audri nAugust 22, 2015
    Can't believe I'm barely leaving a tip on this place now. Hands down my favorite bar in NYC with the best bartenders. Solid whiskey selection. You don't f*ck with them (hi Shawna & Sandee!)
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TrentadueOctober 18, 2011
    LES Sweet Tea- divine. Fo during the week & chat with your bartender when it's quiet. He'll hook you up & help you out! Plus! Free peanuts :)
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.November 30, 2011
    They have an awesome collection of bourbons, whiskeys, scotch, and specials (like spiked apple cider from the crockpot during winter). Stop by!
  • Gail A.
    Gail AmuraoJuly 11, 2011
    I love the old-fashioneds and Manhattans that they make here, probably the best in the city. and get them with Buffalo Trace.
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HarveyAugust 6, 2013
    If youre on the pool table, ask about a better rule set than the one on the wall. If you're friendly, most people will agree to play something a little easier!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakMarch 3, 2015
    Strong whiskey selection, lots of options from across the Atlantic - and even a few from across the pacific!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DumeOctober 15, 2011
    Have the mcallen's 15 year oak whiskey. For the love of god do yourself that favor. Pair it with the IPA beer as well.
  • Moses K.
    Moses KopmarApril 27, 2013
    IPA with a Buffalo Trace, a bowl of peanuts, super cool people in and behind the bar, cool decor and music, I love this spot
  • Sharlene J.
    Sharlene JusteJanuary 29, 2014
    Great, strong, reasonably priced drinks. Watch out for the drunkards though, they stick to the bar like bees on honey.
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeDecember 22, 2010
    When I think about the sacrifices made by past generations, I'm so very grateful that they were able to create a world where The Whiskey Ward exists
  • Dan M.
    Dan MeyerMarch 28, 2010
    Amazing list of rotating bourbons, whiskeys, scotch. If it is there, Jefferson's 17 yr Reserve is a must.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SerranoMay 12, 2011
    Don't order your usual. The whiskey selection is wide, ask the bartender and exit your comfort zone, you will find a new favorite.
  • Larry M.
    Larry MakJuly 20, 2013
    Get the Lower East Side Sweet Tea. Knock back a couple and you'll wake up wondering what happened.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanDecember 6, 2009
    Un-chilled filtered single malt scotches are heavenly. Don't even think about ordering them anything but neat--or with a splash of water.
  • NPDeMember
    NPDeMemberDecember 13, 2009
    amazing. get the whisky flight. and the prosseco cocktail is brillaint. oh great bartenders even on weekends.
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    Good whiskey and bourbon selection but awfully crowded, especially on the weekends. Have fun partying with the UES on those days.
  • Kavya G.
    Kavya GumasteApril 7, 2015
    Amazing place !! The whisky sweet tea and pickle back shot ate must have!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BloomJuly 23, 2009
    Go to the Whiskey Ward and have a bowl of peanuts with your $6 Parker (Shot of Wild Turkey or Jack Daniels w/ a PBR)
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoMarch 29, 2014
    I mean, they use Imperial as their well whiskey, so you should be coming here.
  • Lily
    LilyJanuary 16
    Having a hard time picking from the fantastic selection? Grab a whiskey flight. Free shelled peanuts to coat your stomach as well.
  • Gabriel d.
    Gabriel d. A. L.November 8, 2015
    Huge selection of whiskey. I could drink here daily for six months before I start missing somewhere else.
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 20, 2011
    They have a 16yr Glenlivet, but if you prefer bourbon, we love the Woodford Reserve.
  • Monica S.
    Nice place off the beaten path. Fair prices, good space.
  • Sandy L.
    Sandy LinNovember 4, 2012
    Old fashioned for a stiff drink. Moscow Mule for a refresher. As other reviewer said, hide from LES madness here.
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraApril 3, 2014
    The $25 pitches of Sangria are large, strong, and tasty.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDAugust 30, 2009
    sure they have a great selection of whiskeys but if you like playing pool there is a great table
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanDecember 21, 2013
    The back maple hill strikes a perfect balance, and has an amazing scent.
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenApril 5, 2015
    Nice place to go with friends. Decent prices and clean.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KangNovember 6, 2014
    The hot toddy is strong but a good warm drink for a cold weekday evening.
  • Shani R.
    Shani RajeshDecember 12, 2010
    Sit down and sip some good boys and girls. Take a flight! LES Sweet Tea always hits the spot as well.
  • Shani R.
    Shani RajeshAugust 31, 2010
    Bourbon. LES Iced Tea, ask for it strong. Good beer/shot deal. My kind of joint.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanJune 22, 2010
    Cask scotch deliciousness. Just don't ask for it on the rocks.
  • Raquel A.
    Raquel ASeptember 5, 2013
    Nice selection…& peanuts at the bar…try the whiskey!
  • Peter T.
    Peter T.September 5, 2012
    Get the shorty - $7 for a shot of Jameson and a small glass of Guinness .
  • Josh S.
    Josh SFebruary 18, 2015
    Has the largest selection of whiskey with half or full pours available.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GoldDecember 13, 2014
    Great whiskey, great music, great vibe.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaNovember 11, 2014
    Nice vibe. Try the lemon fizzy for something tasty and strong.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    Get a drink special that includes a beer and a shot.
  • Ian C.
    Ian CorbettDecember 3, 2009
    Just a good black and tan mixer on tap shy of my favorite bar in NYC!
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan McAdamsSeptember 16, 2009
    The Bernheim wheat whiskey us truly fantastic.
  • Elle W.
    Elle WooJanuary 11, 2015
    Very crowded but the bartenders are quite friendly and helpful. The other patrons can be somewhat rude, but what else would you expect from a bar.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbJuly 15, 2011
    Hide out here from the patrons of all the other bars in the LES.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SeppOctober 7, 2010
    $7.50 for shot of Turkey and a Pabst. Best deal I've seen in a while.
  • Karlie K.
    Karlie KayserMay 22, 2010
    Good bday place! Whiskey flights for the bday boy/girl!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SerranoMay 12, 2011
    And if you're having a goddamn $3 PBR, order a damn whiskey.
  • Piper
    PiperFebruary 19, 2013
    Start a conversation with the bouncer, Marqueese. You won't be disappointed.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HarkeyJune 11, 2014
    Oh man, hard to have only one LES iced tea. Trouble.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MannionFebruary 15, 2012
    Buffalo Trace is a solid bourbon choice.
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