11am-7pm; $3 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $3 Bud Light and Coors Light drafts, $4 Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada and Yuengling, half-priced apple martinis and cosmos
6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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This venue is closed.
At this Irish pub (f.k.a. Jimmy Walker's) any of the three rooms could stand as bars on their own. In the first, golden monkey heads poke at stool-sitters from the heavily varnished bar as silver flat screens proffer deep cuts from the ESPN family. The tap doesn't hold any surprises, but there’s one out back: a glass-enclosed dining area reminiscent of a contraband greenhouse that’s drenched in afternoon sun despite nearby office towers, and gets even cozier at night, when the fireplace heats up and the pitchers start to flow from the bar. In addition to a small stage where musicians play on Fridays, the deep-pocketed first-time owners have provided over ten flat screens, two pool tables, three internet jukeboxes (with the staff favoring mid-90s alternative), and pub fare highlighted by an 8 oz. English-muffin burger. Suitable for a place aspiring to emulate nearby Smith & Wollensky's, Blackstone's attracts young professionals, their office crushes, and a few old men who seem to have sprung from spilled Smithwick's.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.