Blackstone’s has one of the best happy hours in NYC, since it’s daily, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., not just weekdays from 4 or 5 p.m. as most happy hours are. There are $3 drafts, $4 bottles, and half-price appletinis and Cosmos. Blackstone’s also is a great sports bar, with 10 large screens, pool tables, arcade games and dart boards. You could call it an old-fashioned Irish bar with new-fashioned technology. It also happens to be the home bar in NYC for my alma mater, the University of Missouri, for Tigers football games. In addition to burgers and sandwiches, the menu features British and Irish favorites like shepard’s pie and fish & chips. Blackstone’s is at 245 East 55th St. at Second Ave., open 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.