Before a catch-up dinner at David Burke Kitchen in Soho, we met up with friends M + B in Tribeca. I’ve spent very little time in this part of Manhattan, but the four of us were in the mood to try something new. Enter Ward III on Reade Street.

We adhered to the usual routine, arriving on the early side (5 pm) and sitting right at the corner of the bar in order to chat and to watch the mixologists in action. If you’re in the mood for a surprise, Ward III also offers bespoke cocktails, your drink customized to perfection.

Deviled eggs seem to be a frequent addition while ordering cocktails.

Not sure what’s in these bottles, but I love their mysterious color and unusual shapes.

Seeing this map brings me right back to the days when I was in studying in NYC through an architecutre program out of of Columbia.

For me, the missing piece was their glassware. There is nothing like the refined variety of options at Pegu, but the drinks themselves are well worth the trip. While we aim to stay out of the City and closer to home in the summer, I hope to see more of Tribeca (hot on my list is Corton) later this year. As I recently told another friend, I’m a bit Brooklyned out.