Keybar

Bars , Lounges East Village
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Venue says: "The longest running happy hour in the City on the full bar (4pm-10pm every day). We also offer a free round of shots for birthday parties."

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.

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Beloved by locals and those in the know, Keybar triples as a bar, DJ lounge, and jewelry-box sized nightclub for an übercool, international, carefree clientele who pop in for the cocktails and famous 2 for 1 happy hour and stay for the amazing music and New York-meets-Budapest vibe. Global DJs energize the crowd from 80's grooves to house and with the fire crackling in the hearth casting a warm glow across the room and an ultra friendly European staff serving an excellent selection of beers, signature cocktails and shots (incl. the world famous Rolo shot), it's hard not to fall under the spell of Keybar's special allure. Opened in 2002, Keybar is famous about it's fantastic hospitality and attracts loyal costumers from all around the world.
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Venue name: Keybar
Contact:
Address: 432 E 13th St between 1st & Avenue A
New York
10009
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

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Rating Breakdown

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smita p

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.

Kitti S

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

Veronika R

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

Oscar C

Very cool place
The owner Attila will make you feel home

A loyal frenchie Oscar

Devon Q

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

Sotiris K

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

Ricardo S

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

attila d

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

raju p

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

Anya W

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.

Mandar M

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

Nora G

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!

Emmy D

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. 👌🏽

Christian A

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.

Mike G

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

Eric G

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

Gyuszi B

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

Zack C

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!

Ksenia N

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

Peter Y
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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!