London-City and East London
May 11, 2018
An ode to one of the most storied neighborhoods in New Orleans, Ninth Ward is the British branch of a successful bar and grill located in Manhattan. The exterior is unassuming and low-key; all black-painted brick and wood with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it logo. The interior is much more captivating, comprising dark woods, exposed brick walls, wooden shutters and atmospheric hanging lamps. The high-back chairs feel more “London pub” than “Louisiana drinking den”, but that’s the great thing about this venue – the way it fuses elements of Britain and America seamlessly. Ninth Ward is particularly proud of its beer selection, which at last count was fifteen beers on draught and over fifty bottles in the fridge. The cocktail list comprises of mostly contemporary concoctions, with the odd nod to NOLA thrown in for good measure (we’re looking at you, sazerac). A few of the standout recipes are the Louisiana to Georgia (bourbon, cognac, peach liqueur and mint, served straight up), the Silvertown Fizz (craft cherry liqueur, gin, homemade chamomile syrup, lemon, egg white and a touch of cream) and the Titos Voodoo (vodka, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup and maraschino, topped up with ginger ale). Aside from mixed drinks, Ninth Ward serves premium spirits straight up and offers a small variety of wines by the glass and bottle. To help soak up the libations, Ninth Ward has created a food menu of American comfort food classics, such as hot wings, juicy burgers and mac ‘n cheese.
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