Photograph: Ben Matthews

The Whiskey Ward

Aside from a pile of whiskey barrels, jugs, and other Wild West tchotckes, Whiskey Ward doesn’t have any high-concept flourishes to bolster its modern-day saloon motif. The walls are painted a brownish orange, and the only chromatic appeal comes from the gleam of XXX bottles behind the bar. But with an incredible list of scotches and single malt bourbons, and a drink special consisting of a call liquor shot and beer, Whiskey Ward’s true theme can be found right in your glass. Bottoms up. — Kenneth H. Hyman