In an unlikely spot on a side street in New York’s Upper East Side, Brandy’s Piano Bar boasts a "best-kept secret" status. Head here for an evening of entertaining sing-alongs to everything from show tunes and '70s to today’s pop. Request a favorite song and you may just be invited to lead the crowd. A handful of tables fill the small space, but it’s fun to get to know the other patrons at this friendly neighborhood spot. A two drink minimum per set replaces the cover charge, but bartenders know their craft as well as the musicians; whatever you order will be well executed and strong. Live music starts at 9:30 p.m. every night of the week.