- Union Pool
484 Union Ave., Williamsburg, 718-609-0484
- Hank's Saloon
46 Third Ave., downtown Brooklyn, 718-625-8003
Jeremy Tepper shares his collection of vintage honky-tonk and trucker songs Mondays at Union Pool. Expect George, Merle, and the brilliantly bitter pre–“Take This Job and Shove It” Johnny Paycheck. For free live country in the same old-school spirit, try Hank’s Saloon’s raucous Sunday-night parties, with Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers. Feeling brave? Food’s on the house, barbecued outside on a gritty street corner.
Best Country Music
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.