Union Hall

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78 Solid

A lodgelike tavern of monumental proportions with bocce courts and comedy shows.

702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY, 11215

718-638-4400

http://unionhallny.com

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The lowdown

What John Roebling’s demure first bridge was to the Brooklyn Bridge, bocce bar Floyd is to co-owners Jim Carden’s and Andy Templer’s lodgelike tavern where the two bocce courts are almost lost amid other trappings of gentlemanly refinement. Wall-to-ceiling bookshelves stuffed with leather-bound volumes, an antique globe, a fireplace, and pressed-tin ceilings give the airy former furniture warehouse the feel of an explorers club, while leather club chairs, Victorian couches, and duo of booths provide ample seating. An indie-pop soundtrack lightens up all the dark wood while downstairs, where a curiosity cabinet displays an ostrich egg and a stuffed bird, a lineup of mostly comedians perform on a small stage. An upsized bar menu has fried cheese curds and poutine that are well complemented by the impressive array of beers on tap as by something off the wine list.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Don’t forget to buy tickets ahead of time — a majority of shows sell out.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized