New Orleans has been on everyone's mind these last few years, and Ninth Ward aims to bring a bit of that city's southern charm and sass to New York. With an emphasis on classic cocktails and local beers (Abita!), Ninth Ward also serves small plates of bar food to soak up the Sazeracs. An underground location, deep dark woods and tchotchkes straight from NOLA set the scene for a night of serious imbibing. Don't miss the lovely backyard.