Union Hall

Union Hall

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Rock Club · North Slope
702 Union St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Union Hall is a 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant and live music venue in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn.

8.7/10

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    Mary K.
    "Bocce courts are free to play and they have a great beer selection."(50 Tips)
    joe b.
    "Bocce + great micro-brews - did I mention a fireplace and dumplings?"(14 Tips)
    Erin
    "Gets super busy after 7! Play bocci :)"(6 Tips)
    Emma M.
    "Go to Union Hall and play Bocce Ball or catch a show downstairs."(3 Tips)
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  • bocce
  • fireplaces
  • bocci
  • cozy
  • comfortable seats
  • whiskey
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • karaoke
  • casual
  • good for singles
  • trendy
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  • Sara K.

    It's easy to spend the whole afternoon here. Wait for one of the couches to open by the fire and lounge around while ordering drinks, snacks, or real food. Bocci leagues occupy courts on Sunday's

    Sara Kafka · March 23, 2015
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  • B N.

    The crowd is strangely hip, not hip, not hip-hop and hoppy (like beer). Bocce ball is legit-avoid on weekends though. Entertaining events in the basement and a literary aesthetic. Prob good for dates.

    B N · November 28, 2010
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  • Lindsey R.

    This place is the be-all end-all in Brooklyn bars - from live music to bocce ball, taxidermy to comfy sofas and roaring fires, it symbolizes everything that's great about drinking in this borough.

    Lindsey Rhoades · May 7, 2011
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  • Thomas E.

    Between the bocce, downstairs indie club & the outdoor beer garden, you won't know what to do with yourself. My tip: Have one of their 40+ beer selections. Cool fact: downstairs bathroom is coed.

    Thomas Edwards · September 24, 2011
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  • Michael G.

    Avoid on friday and saturday nights unless you're seeing a show in the basement, as the main floor gets packed, and it's a douchebag-a-rama complete with bouncer. Other nights or afternoons, it's ok.

    Michael Greelish · March 1, 2011
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  • BlackBook Magazine

    Bar menu expanded from signature beer-cheese on Ritz to deep-fried Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and wild boar sausage. Good selection of beers on tap, hops always goes well with kitsch. Read more

    BlackBook Magazine · November 16, 2012
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  • Men's Health Mag

    This place is huge—15,000 feet, former warehouse huge. It’s so cavernous that it becomes like a dozen private bars. Just watch out for couples getting…a little too cozy on the couches.

    Men's Health Mag · November 10, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    Sit upstairs where the walls are covered with leather-bound books and a fire roars in front of comfy couches. It’s sort of like the library-meets-bar you wish you had when you went to college.

    Time Out New York · September 13, 2010
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  • VH1

    If you happen to love bocce ball and live music, you’re in luck. Roll a game up top and head downstairs afterwards for a live set from a sure-to-be-cool band. - Jim Shearer, Top 20 Countdown

    VH1 · July 22, 2010
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  • Natalie T.

    Quite possibly my favorite Brooklyn bar. Bocce courts on the top floor, decorated like a library, concert/dance parties in the basement, and weather permitting an outdoors area.

    Natalie Timoteo · June 16, 2012
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  • Marc M.

    I've seen some great concerts and had many a "last" shot. It's never really your last shot. One day, Mike Birbiglia served me a beer. I did a triple take. It was a good beer.

    Marc Mayer · July 31, 2015
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  • Caro

    John Hodgman (of Daily Show and Mac & PC fame among other things) has been hosting a somewhat weekly show downstairs called Secret Society. Catch it if you want cheap smart funny comedy.

    Caro · April 19, 2013
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  • GreenShoelace GSL

    Delta Spirit, $12 / Ages: 21+, Fri 2/5/10 @ 8:00 PM; The group is revered for thier energetic performances & live incorporation of unconventional instruments. Click the link below to get tix! Read more

    GreenShoelace GSL · February 1, 2010
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  • Yera H.

    Get there early to grab a seat! Also, this may make me sound like a wimp but they have really tasty ginger ale for those nights you just can't stomach alcohol.

    Yera Ha · January 13, 2015
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  • Stacy H.

    A great, cozy bar where you can curl up on big, leather-tufted couches next to a fire; get social playing bocce ball or partake in their rotating events downstairs.

    Stacy H · February 12, 2012
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  • Adrianna G.

    Refreshingly large bar for NYC with a relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. Enjoyed the Union Hall Iced Tea. Lots of couches, small courtyard, and bocce ball!

    Adrianna Grężak · August 16, 2013
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  • Michelle

    This looks like a library! Got a negroni (well my bf did...I got a whiskey ginger and it wasn't much to talk about) and that was perfectly made. Good atmosphere!

    Michelle · March 6, 2015
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  • Time Out New York

    Browse the vintage tomes that line this bar's walls with a bookish date, or head downstairs for one of the venue’s music or comedy shows, such as Eugene Mirman’s weekly Pretty Good Friends. Read more

    Time Out New York · February 1, 2012
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  • Kat

    For a chilled out night by the fireplaces next to the humongous bookcase or a fun night out with friends playing pétanque

    Kat · December 29, 2012
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  • Edward S.

    This place has everything. Outdoor space, a full stocked library, a bocce ball court, and an underground dance floor. Come at 10, stay til close

    Edward Sebor · August 24, 2015
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  • John S.

    Bocce ball, fireplace, books everywhere, plush leather furniture, good vibes and music, nice bartenders, aesthetic is basically Dumbledore's library.

    John Sheffield · January 3
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  • Meg L.

    Grab a seat on a weekday after work and checkout a comedy show afterwards. You'll appreciate the quietness as opposed to the noisy weekend crowd.

    Meg Lewis · April 21, 2013
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Grab a comfy chair by the fire and have a pint and an order of sliders. Or enjoy a game of bocce. Or venture downstairs for a live show or a spelling bee.

    The Corcoran Group · November 18, 2010
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  • Kyle Dean R.

    bocce and beers, but gets a bit brotastic on the weekend. they have great music in the basement and the burger with fig spread is delicious.

    Kyle Dean Reinford · April 12, 2013
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  • Karin R.

    Love this spot!! $4 original sin so that I can feel like I'm havin' a beer while my friends really are! Indoor bocce ball...and a faux library with comfy seats. Good for drinkin' and people watching<3

    Karin Rendelman · March 27, 2011
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  • Jonathan M.

    Catch the great comedy show , cheap date, every second Tuesday. The hosts are great and the guest comedians are always really funny!

    Jonathan Manzo · November 14, 2012
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  • Adam W.

    Avoid the crowds and the noise - go Saturday or Sunday for an afternoon beer and actually get a spot on the couch by the fire. Mmmm cozy :)

    Adam Wishneusky · March 18, 2011
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  • Collette S.

    Library, bocce court, bar, lounge, club - this place has it all. Well worth the trip to Brooklyn - will be back for sure.

    Collette S · November 17, 2015
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  • Margot M.

    One of my favorite bars in the slope. Good amount of space and perfect for a first date—not fancy but not horribly divey.

    Margot Mazur · May 7, 2015
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  • babiebitz

    This place is horrible!! Workers are rude and completely racist!! Asked nicely in perfect English if I can order food. Their response was "I don't speak Chinese!!!" And walks away.

    babiebitz · August 12, 2014
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  • Matt D.

    If you're there for the band, get downstairs a little early and nab one of the church pews along the side to store your stuff under.

    Matt Dunlap · February 27, 2010
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  • BlackBook Magazine

    Hipsters playing bocce. Hipsters in the library. Hipsters by the fireplace. Hipsters in the garden. You could write a 'Muppets Take Manhattan' movie on this place - hipster style. Read more

    BlackBook Magazine · December 14, 2012
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  • Mike H.

    Such an awesome spot. As I recall, there is live music downstairs and skeeball in the back. The bar looks like an old library.

    Mike Horn · February 28, 2010
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  • Sonika H.

    Love the faux library atmosphere, the bocce games in the back. Seems like there were mosquitoes or something serious in there tho, got bit like crazy!

    Sonika H. · April 9, 2012
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  • Spork T.

    Fantastic bar to hang out in. Cavernous yet cozy with plenty of seating, couches, a fireplace and 2 Bocci courts!

    Spork Thrower · September 6, 2014
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  • Andrew C.

    There's a load of great beers here. Grab a seat and read one of the books in the cozy fireplace nook.

    Andrew C · March 22
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  • Mariesa

    Go to the 90s dance party every first Saturday of the month and have a blast from the past. The DJs are the best!

    Mariesa · January 9, 2012
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  • Crunch Gym

    Bocce Ball isn’t considered one of the most strenuous of activities, but you can burn up to 250 calories an hour playing this ancient old sport.

    Crunch Gym · September 17, 2010
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  • Foursquare Insiders

    "Go downstairs. Order a beer as the mixed drinks are served in small cups." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more

    Foursquare Insiders · October 29, 2015
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  • Adam S.

    Bocce ball! Great vibes at this Park Slope bar. Nice place to come in the winter with the fireplaces going

    Adam Schuit · December 2, 2015
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  • Gothamist

    Karaoke kicks off every Friday at midnight and is free to attend; wear a tank top and be prepared to sweat. Read more

    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
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  • Bonnie E.

    Boccé is just plain fun. Beer selection is decent, corn dogs were surprising (not on a stick??) but tasty.

    Bonnie Eisenman · March 13, 2015
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  • Percy C.

    Excellent bar with a ton of space and a comfy feel that makes getting drunk feel just a little more awesome.

    Percy Cockswain · September 14, 2015
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  • Nicole R.

    Fun and cozy, but if you want a good spot or to play bocce definitely get there early.

    Nicole Regan · February 7
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  • Clyde Kelly J.

    Curl up next to the fireplace, have a chat with no TV blasting. Or see a show downstairs. You never know what will be on display.

    Clyde Kelly J. · November 29, 2014
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  • David G.

    Good place to take the parents, when visiting. Something for everyone and a bit out of the ordinary.

    David Greenberger · August 10, 2014
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  • Jim H.

    Adult Education, Brooklyn's favorite "useless lecture series," is here the first Tuesday of every month. (Except for July and August, when school is out.)

    Jim Hanas · May 3, 2011
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  • @nathantwright

    The cozy fireplace area is perfect on cold Brooklyn nights. (If you can grab a seat.)

    @nathantwright · October 2, 2015
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  • Nam N.

    Happy hour here is peace on earth. Good cheap beer. Great tunes that fit the vibe. The sounds of bocce is therapeutic.

    Nam Nguyen · September 7, 2011
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  • ben f.

    beer and bocce. also, the fireside seats are magical in the wintertime. just don't steal any of the books...

    ben fullerton · December 23, 2009
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