Union Hall

Union Hall

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Rock Club$$$$
North Slope, Brooklyn
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  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 26, 2012
    beer, bocce ball, and bands. what more could you ask for?
  • Chelsea R.
    A big space, with cheap drinks, bocce ball courts, an outdoor courtyard, a downstairs venue that hosts dance parties, and even a cozy, leather-chair covered section for hanging out by the fire.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    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
    Prefer classic summer jams from Ace of Base over Rihanna and Drake? You are in welcome company at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Shameless 90's sing-alongs are accompanied with $7 drink specials all summer. Read more
  • Sara K.
    Sara KafkaMarch 23, 2015
    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
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 18, 2010
    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.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RhoadesMay 7, 2011
    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.
  • Thomas E.
    Thomas EdwardsSeptember 24, 2011
    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.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerJuly 31, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted May 30
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineNovember 16, 2012
    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
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaJanuary 13, 2015
    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.
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie TimoteoJune 16, 2012
    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.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    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.
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HFebruary 12, 2012
    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.
  • Kat
    KatDecember 29, 2012
    For a chilled out night by the fireplaces next to the humongous bookcase or a fun night out with friends playing pétanque
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    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
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMarch 27, 2011
    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
  • Adrianna G.
    Adrianna GrężakAugust 16, 2013
    Refreshingly large bar for NYC with a relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. Enjoyed the Union Hall Iced Tea. Lots of couches, small courtyard, and bocce ball!
  • Edward S.
    Edward SeborAugust 24, 2015
    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
  • Michelle
    MichelleMarch 6, 2015
    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!
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 12, 2013
    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.
  • Collette S.
    Collette SNovember 17, 2015
    Library, bocce court, bar, lounge, club - this place has it all. Well worth the trip to Brooklyn - will be back for sure.
  • John S.
    Bocce ball, fireplace, books everywhere, plush leather furniture, good vibes and music, nice bartenders, aesthetic is basically Dumbledore's library.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkFebruary 1, 2012
    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
  • B N.
    B NNovember 28, 2010
    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.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurMay 7, 2015
    One of my favorite bars in the slope. Good amount of space and perfect for a first date—not fancy but not horribly divey.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WishneuskyMarch 18, 2011
    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 :)
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan ManzoNovember 14, 2012
    Catch the great comedy show , cheap date, every second Tuesday. The hosts are great and the guest comedians are always really funny!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CMarch 22
    There's a load of great beers here. Grab a seat and read one of the books in the cozy fireplace nook.
  • Caro
    CaroApril 19, 2013
    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.
  • Meg L.
    Meg LewisApril 21, 2013
    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.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitDecember 2, 2015
    Bocce ball! Great vibes at this Park Slope bar. Nice place to come in the winter with the fireplaces going
  • Spork T.
    Spork ThrowerSeptember 6, 2014
    Fantastic bar to hang out in. Cavernous yet cozy with plenty of seating, couches, a fireplace and 2 Bocci courts!
  • Sonika H.
    Sonika H.April 9, 2012
    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!
  • Percy C.
    Percy CockswainSeptember 14, 2015
    Excellent bar with a ton of space and a comfy feel that makes getting drunk feel just a little more awesome.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DunlapFebruary 27, 2010
    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.
  • @nathantwright
    @nathantwrightOctober 2, 2015
    The cozy fireplace area is perfect on cold Brooklyn nights. (If you can grab a seat.)
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganFebruary 7
    Fun and cozy, but if you want a good spot or to play bocce definitely get there early.
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineDecember 14, 2012
    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
  • Mike H.
    Mike HornFebruary 28, 2010
    Such an awesome spot. As I recall, there is live music downstairs and skeeball in the back. The bar looks like an old library.
  • Mariesa
    MariesaJanuary 9, 2012
    Go to the 90s dance party every first Saturday of the month and have a blast from the past. The DJs are the best!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreelishMarch 1, 2011
    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.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersOctober 29, 2015
    "Go downstairs. Order a beer as the mixed drinks are served in small cups." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more
  • Wesley S.
    Wesley ScanlonNovember 6, 2014
    Bocce ball, karaoke, large bar, downstairs events, great atmosphere, library and comfy couches
  • Meg V.
    Meg VelinMay 26, 2013
    Keri is the best bartender! Treat her nice & tip her well - she'll take great care of you.
  • Nam N.
    Nam NguyenSeptember 7, 2011
    Happy hour here is peace on earth. Good cheap beer. Great tunes that fit the vibe. The sounds of bocce is therapeutic.
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerAugust 10, 2014
    Good place to take the parents, when visiting. Something for everyone and a bit out of the ordinary.
  • Queen A.
    Queen AphroditeOctober 31, 2012
    A bar with books and a fireplace? Yup it's pretty much one of the best laid back bars I've ever been to.
  • loran j.
    loran jonakMay 31, 2015
    Nice place! Watch for muppet themed nights each month in the downstairs area.
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanJanuary 19, 2015
    Such a great, cozy bar! Go play bocce with your frandz
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