Mon-Wed, 11am-2am; Thu-Fri, 11am-4am; Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-2am
4pm-7pm; $3 Bud Light drafts, $3 select domestic bottles, $4 Jameson shots, $5 mixed drinks, $6 cosmopolitans, $5 select glasses of wine, $6 apple martinis
Mon-Fri, noon-4pm; Free cosmopolitan with entree order, free Bud Light draft with burger order
4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.
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 7 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, or the guest hosts that come through several times a week.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.