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Best of New York Nightlife 2004

Best Country Music

  • 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.

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