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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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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


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 four regulation 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 giant, flaming volcano bowls, sake bombs, and fruity cocktails in glasses tall enough to double as vases.


Billiards are $8 per hour, but cheaper rates apply for groups of two or more. Email to reserve private parties.