Say hello to the East Village's newest cocktail den (aren't there enough already?) Ninth Ward. Brought to you from the owners of the bar right across the street Shoolbreds, Ninth Ward is a New Orleans themed bar that will serve Abita beer, Sazeracs, absinthe, and other cocktails starting this Saturday night. As for the design, it's meant to evoke 1890's New Orleans, and the owners sourced much of the decor during a road trip down south. See more coverage here, here, and here, and make sure to check out their leafy courtyard.