- 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
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).