Have you ever looked at your Google Maps on your iFoam and something on the Map just jumps out at you? When we were still in Memphis and hadn’t moved up here I would scan Google Maps for hours. Hell that is how I knew there was a Cigar Inn 2 blocks away from our old residence. When we moved to Brooklyn I would do the same thing and there was this one location in Gowanus that caught my eye. Is there really a Shuffleboard bar walking distance from our apartment?
This past Friday I got home from work and Mary Louise informed me that I was responsible for finding something for us to do that evening. I really didn’t have the creative bug hitting me as I was dog ass tired and realized that I didn’t want to hit something that we had already visited. I recalled the Shuffleboard joint and informed her that we would be walking down to Gowanus Canals.
We arrive and let me tell you, from the doorman at the front door you know this place has their act together. We walk in and this place is HUGE. they have 10 full size shuffleboard courts. They have areas with fullsize Genga and Connect 4 games. 2 full bars and each night they have a food truck that shows up and pulls into the building. The décor is Florida Pink and the music. They played Leo Sayer for Christsake! This place is great. We had a couple beers and decided that this place is the place to go when it is cold as hell outside.
They have all kinds of old school decorations. Notice the pennants hanging on the wall. They are from all the small Florida High Schools
Lots of Old School Seating and yes those palm trees in the distance
Full Bar and lots of beers on tap
But of course they have a DJ spinning Old School Vinyl
Textured Wall covering for the bathrooms.
Oh look they got Flocked
Cue the Captain and Tennille music. Yes I bet the women will wear Kaftans.
I think a great team name would be “Bless Your Heart” – What say you Murphranks?
Food Truck backing up into the place with a roll up door is key.
They have props you can wear while Shuffle Boarding
Beer is served in Mason/Jelly Jars
Object is to put the Disk inside the numbed triangle. On the line equals zero points.
They actually have a stage for bands and such. Not sure where “the flock” goes but we shall see.
Like I said there is some cool shit out there!