noon-7pm; $2 off all drinks
Fri, 6pm-8pm; $15 open bar
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Bullpen is committed to its friendly sports-bar milieu: Here the happy-hour specials all involve Bud Light, “Hooked on a Feeling” is blasted unironically, the bartenders really do know (almost) everybody by name, and the neighborhood regulars insist indignantly that you are in Yorkville—certainly not the Upper East Side. The distinctly uptown location betrays itself on the menu, however: the pulled-pork sandwich would be the perfect bar food if it wasn’t priced like high-end sushi. If you visit the Bullpen in a group, dare to order the nachos, so massive and mountainous they practically exert their own gravitational pull.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.