The Royal Palms Brooklyn

Shuffleboard @ the royal palms brooklyn

Shuffleboard is back

514 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215

Here I am introducing the long forgotten sport (leisure activity) of shuffleboard where you can compete with your friends by using your Tang (stick) to push your biscuits (clay discs) into position. Head to Royal Palms in Gowanus for a night you won’t forget. It compares favorably to bowling for the mere fact that you can wear your own shoes! If you have memories, like me, of playing shuffleboard at your grandparents’ ‘community’ in Florida, now you can relive those memories without traveling to Florida, without seeing the family, without the blazing sun, and with plenty of alcohol at the Royal Palms. Bring your crew, or a date, and get ready for some friendly competition. There are plenty of courts (10), great music, oversized board games, and a lively bar with a kitschy aesthetic of flamingos, palm trees and umbrellas in your drinks. Best to go Wednesday and Thursdays as Mondays and Tuesdays are league nights and weekends can get very busy; however, groups of 10 or more can reserve a cabana in advance to avoid any waits. A perfectly acceptable option is to dine and dessert here. There’s always a food truck (and who doesn’t love a food truck) parked inside (Snow Day, Papaya King, etc.). Right next door, is Brooklyn’s famous Ample Hills Creamery with delicious flavors including Salted Crack Caramel and Peperment Pattie.