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Royal Oak

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594 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.718224 -73.952274
at Richardson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-388-3884 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: DJ, Karaoke Nights, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Romantic
Photo by Andrew Karcie

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Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-8pm; two-for-one drafts and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Camouflaged by its corner apartment digs, this beautiful hideaway comes to life with a laid-back, stylish crowd and owner Benjamin Shih's attention to crisply evocative details. Shih, the bartender who opened the neighborhood's popular Sweet Ups, draws on his first location's understated romantic look, using glossy, voluptuous oxblood banquettes and white-on-chocolate flocked velvet walls. The knowing charm extends into the large, Paris-in-the-'20s-flavored back room—updated with DJs and weekly karaoke nights—and the walled-off, group-friendly alcove with a wraparound banquette. The bar's fans are pure, scruffy Williamsburg, and the drinks, including a delicious Bramble with fresh berries, are Brooklyn-priced.


Credit cards are not accepted, but there is an ATM on the premises.