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Tropical 128

128 Elizabeth St., New York, NY 10013 40.719519 -73.995353
at Broome St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-925-8219 Send to Phone

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Official Website

tropical128.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun, 4pm-8pm; $3 beers, $5 well drinks
Wed, 4pm-9pm; $2 drafts, $5 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.; J, Z at Bowery; B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

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Located on a block rarely trafficked by night, this pool hall seems to be known primarily to local Korean and Chinese kids despite its over-the-top wildlife décor. In the front barroom, a deer head peeps out among fake rock walls, tree trunks, bamboo vines, and burbling water; exotic fish meanwhile swim in an illuminated tank. The real sport here, though, is billiards, and business is conducted in a stark back room stocked with eight regulation tables and one of the city’s few snooker tables. Those who tire of watching from the elevated church pews lining the walls head for the bar to play dice and flirt with bar girls serving Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers, sake bombs, and fruity cocktails in glasses tall enough to double as vases. Word to the wise (or at least, the Bud fan): If you buy five beers in a bucket, you get one for free. You can use the savings for shooting stick.

Extra

Billiards are $8 per hour, but cheaper rates apply for groups of two or more.

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