There’s much more to running a drinks destination than a great cocktail. Which explains why this austere bar nails all of its drinks but flubs so much else. The drinks list features some inspired creations, like the Singer, combining muddled raspberries and rye, and the Sweeter Heater—a tequila cocktail with white pepper, basil and hot sauce. But only the basic bar snacks—dates wrapped in bacon, flaky spinach-cheese phyllo pockets—are solid food options. It’s just as well that the rest of the grub is so hit-or-miss: The generic setting doesn’t invite settling in, anyway.
|Venue name:||Ward III||Contact:|
111 Reade St
|Cross street:||at West Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $12. AmEx, MC, V|
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