Union Pool

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70 Totally Fine

This former pool-supply store is a social hub in the carnival of North Brooklyn.

484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211

718-609-0484

http://union-pool.com

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The lowdown

Despite the ‘60s feel of this former pool-supply store and its location under the BQE, the cocktail list of this Williamsburg social hub thankfully goes beyond scotch and soda. Weekends get crowded in a thirsty kind of way, and weeknights feature the best soundtrack selections, courtesy of a strong lineup of guitar-loving guys who’ve made nice with the turntable. A back room with a stage hosts live music — which in the past has included bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs — and in warmer months the scene moves to the free outdoor Summer Thunder series, with late-night eats from El Diablo Taco Truck.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized