It’s time for another installment of our “Places to Play Shuffleboard”, for this post we picked our top 5 places in New York City (trust me, this was hard to dwindle down to 5) So many great places in NYC, but these five spots will have you seeing a different side of the City, with more locals than tourists and an overall great vibe.
Located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn on Franklin St. nestled between Quay St. and Calyer St. you’ll find this diamond in the rough. (See what I did there?) This place gets our top choice because it keeps it simple with serving beer and wine, having a patio area, being open late, and most importantly having shuffleboard for FREE! Check ‘em out every first Saturday of the month for 90’s Club (an evening of 90’s music and craft beer!
On the south side of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, we found a dive bar open as late as 4am (therefore more time to play shuffleboard!) Also they offer a full bar and they allow Man’s best friend to come in and join on the fun. How cool is that?!
In the West Village you’ll find Fat Cat, a Jazz Blues music venue/Pool Hall which houses not one, but four of our very own shuffleboard tables! It can get a bit loud and rambunctious, but it’s a bar get over it. Scrabble and Chess built into tables are an added bonus. Be forewarned this place, much like The Diamond, is beer and wine only, but plenty choose from.
If the south side of Williamsburg is not your scene travel up north to Berry St. and stumble into the brick-lined cellar known as the The Whiskey Brooklyn. Although we would like to see our shuffleboard in their establishment, we do, however, have to admire the craftsmenship of Rick Crisp who built, not only the shuffleboard table, but also the booths and bar top by hand! (impressive work sir) Unlike our other picks in NYC The Whiskey Brooklyn focuses less on beer and wine and more on their extensive whiskey list
The last place on our top spots to play shuffleboard in New York City is by far one of favorites in the city. Located in TriBeCa on Lispenard St. between Avenue Of The Americas and Broadway (two super streets to find in NY) Couldn’t tell you their hours, pretty sure they never close. One of the few places on our list that not only serves food, but it actually hits the spot after a night out. Despite all that jazz, Nancy’s hosts open shuffleboard tournaments most weeknights, on top of that they sell their cleverly designed Shuffle Shirts for $10