The warm, crimson-hued 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 (the owner’s homeland). If that doesn’t heat you up, settle by the fireplace to watch lovers flirt and to listen to locals gossip. Their shadows play on the wall among lanterns, candles and artwork. At midnight, the shades go down and the beats go up: Owner Attila Draviczki hits the decks and Madonna fades into electro-funky Mandalay.
432 E 13th St between 1st & Avenue A
|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
5 / 5
- 5 star:35
- 4 star:1
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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.
Amazing atmosphere, fabulous drinks, unbelievable music, friendly staff - everything you need to have a perfect night out!
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!
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.
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.
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