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Keats Restaurant & Bar

842 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017 40.751495 -73.970637
nr. 45th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-682-5490 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Game Nights, Karaoke Nights, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar
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Daily, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $4 beers, $5 wine, $6 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Karaoke is king at this Second Avenue bar located in an otherwise desolate midtown neighborhood near the United Nations. Opened in 1981, Keats has progressed from an Irish pub and luncheonette to an all-American bar (plus the viewing room of choice for Indianapolis Colts fans). The UN crowd—“diplomats, ambassadors, and peacekeepers,” according to Keats owner Alex Nicholas—still frequents the place during the lunch hour and after work. Then there are those drawn in by the generous drink specials (like free Bud Light drafts with your burger before 4 p.m.!). A full food menu is available, including a “healthy options” section. But again, the focus is on the karaoke—you can’t miss the crooners, singing from a small wooden stage near the front door Wednesday through Sunday, or the guest hosts that come through several times a week.