Drew Swantak/Thrillist

The Wayland

New York
Cocktail Bar
Mon4:00 PM - 3:59 AM
Tues4:00 PM - 3:59 AM
Wed4:00 PM - 3:59 AM
Thu4:00 PM - 3:59 AM
Fri4:00 PM - 3:59 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 3:59 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 3:59 AM
The Wayland

700 E 9th St (at Avenue C)

New York, NY 10009

From a duo that spent many years bartending, cooking, and consulting in the restaurant business, The Wayland is a live-music cocktail bar in the heart of Alphabet City that aces the neighborhood watering hole game. Connected to the bar is a kitchen that specializes in small plates like raw (or fried) oysters, pork belly BLTs, and fried mashed potatoes. The cocktails reflect a DIY approach, with hours of prep work just to produce house-made radish, spiced apple, and key lime-flavored bitters.