Bars, Lounges East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(38user reviews)

This crimson-hued East Village spot is one of the only bars in the city where you can slam a shot of unicum, a 200-year-old bittersweet spirit from Hungary (owner Attila Draviczki’s homeland). Need something a little sweeter? Keybar also offers a selection of signature shooters, like passionfruit and lychee shots made with real fruit and a Rolo shot based on Draviczki’s secret recipe. Come on your birthday, and you’ll get a free round of any shot; come for the happy hour (all day Sunday and Monday or from 4pm to 10pm on all other days), and you’ll enjoy two-for-one drinks. That deal includes the entire bar: beer, signature martinis, well cocktails and anything else you can think of. On any given Saturday night, local DJs will likely be spinning some deep house or techno. 

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Keybar says
Unbeatable Late Running Happy Hour, Free Shots for Birthday, Bachelor, Bachelorette parties, great DJs, Fireplace, The Rolo Shot, Loyal Local and International Clientele are all made KEYBAR a success story. Beloved by locals and those in the know, Keybar triples as a bar, DJ lounge, and nightclub.
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Venue name: Keybar
Address: 432 E 13th St between 1st & Avenue A
New York
Cross street: Between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Daily 4pm-4am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average drink: $9. MC, V, Amex
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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This place has super cheap drinks but the space is small, crowded and dark. I've been hearing about it forever and finally went one Thursday night, it was surprisingly crowded but we were able to find a seat. The crowd is definitely younger and more casual and the drinks are strong. If you're looking to get drunk for cheap this is the place for you; however, I will not be going back. 

The drinks were absolutely wonderful, from preparation to tasting, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special bar drinks such as the rolo shots and the fresh fruit martinis.......yes made out of fresh fruit.

Key Bar has a friendly amazing atmosphere in the heart of New York. Great music, fantastic service!

Amazing atmosphere, fabulous drinks, unbelievable music, friendly staff - everything you need to have a perfect night out!

Very cool place
The owner Attila will make you feel home

A loyal frenchie Oscar

Keybar is the best! Attilla da Hunter is the best owner/host/dj in NYC - always there with a smile and a drink ticket!

I love the friendly atmosphere and the great music. Panos and all the djs play the best music in town.

House music, dim lights, intimate space, fireplace, friendliest barstaff and two for one cocktails. Need I say more ?

Delicious drinks with wicked signature shots, excellent music selection by various up and coming local d's. Don't forget to go home!

Great vibe,great music, great cocktails and best host!! My favorite bar when in NY 

My favorite bar in the city! Happy hour Hungarian delish cocktails, beers on a tab, amazing intimate atmosphere, Dj's acts, and friends. Place for locals by locals.

House music dance parties forever!! One of the few spots in the city that play euro house..

Fun, down-to-earth atmosphere and great DJ's on Thursdays and Saturdays. On these days, Keybar turns into a no-cover dance party. You can't get any better!

Best music! Only bar where you can find quality deep house, tech house, and techno!! Only bar that matters in NYC, and the Hungarian shot is a must. 👌🏽

This bar has grown up with me. Amazing vibe, drinks and atmosphere. If you have to pick one bar to have a fun, amazing time, make it keybar.

Best vibe, best drink special, and the last place in East Village where the music isn't catered to the top 40 NYU Crowd.

Amazing place and the staff makes all the difference in the world. Highly recommend it.

It wouldn't be fair to review my own bar. I definitely have to say that KEYBAR is my life, passion. Entertaining and hosting people through the past 14 years brought so much pleasure and happiness to my life what is difficult to express. For me KEYBAR is my home away from home, and I know many of our patrons thinks the same way. Cheers my friends, Gyuszi Bertok owner

Good atmosphere and a great owner. Fun twist on drink specials with 2for1 happy hour drink coupons that I save up and keep in my drawer at home in Florida. Whenever I pack my bags for NYC the coupons come with me!

My favorite place in NYC. Best lychees martinis, best Sunday happy hour - 2 for 1, best DJ and the owner Attila, who is trying to reestablish the underground club scene in NYC. Fantastic music, amazing guest djs from Europe, incredible atmosphere. The place is small and intimate, and the sound system is on point. I spent many nights dancing away at KeyBar

One of the few bars I call myself a regular at, Keybar offers a great happy hour that lasts long enough (4-10pm) for us working class folks to actually partake in. Their 2-for-1 happy hour is the perfect way to pregame before going out in East Village. This place does tend to fill up starting at around 7pm, so be prepared for a few elbows here and there. Along with a selection of interesting shots and beers, they also have some unique twist on classic cocktails. The prices will run anywhere from $8-12, which is fairly standard for Manhattan standards. And if you come here for your birthday, your group will get a free round of shots - a most excellent way to start your night!