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Union Pool - 25 Reviews - 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (718) 609-0484

Union Pool

484 Union Ave (at at Skillman Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 609-0484
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Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY


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Clean place - and I mean that on every level. No hustlers or other BS. I can bring my kids here, even though they're not old enough to play pool. Daddy can rack up a few. Glad to ...


This place was so boring. Nothing was going on aside from a bunch of people standing around awkwardly. The music was boring and the crowd was boring.

My favorite pool hall 2/28/2012

Clean place - and I mean that on every level. No hustlers or other BS. I can bring my kids here, even though they're not old enough to play pool. Daddy can rack up a few. Glad to have you guys around more

loads of laughs, williamsburg mecca 2/7/2012

this place is like a mecca for hipsters and all those who want to experience the taste of williamsburg! great musica and tacos are a fun intro to our world! more

a bar that serves tacos? im there! 1/27/2012

the tacos honestly were the biggest draw for me. i need a little snack to chomp on when im getting wasted with my friends- and this place had an ace up its sleeves. check it out ! more

amazing loved it and im NOT a hipster! 1/11/2012

great food and fun fare . little tacos make a great snack and the drinks are reasonably priced. bartenders are fun and quick to serve, great time, def going back here. more

Had a great time! 1/1/2012

The prices were pretty good and the crowd was cool. The bartenders were pretty fast on the serve. more

come for the beer stay for the tacos! 1/1/2012

lots of fun wth the 50 cent tacos great times love the semi hipster but not overly hipster crowd! more

BEST TACOS IN NYC! 11/18/2009

Cheap beer, cheap tacos...That's all I need. Pros: CHORIZO TACO, CHORIZO TACO UUUMMMM CHORIZO TACO, Cons: weekends are too crowded more

Great Place 8/11/2009

Fun place to go with the friends. Pros: Great service more

Hipster Nation Unite 3/16/2009

So my friends and I went there last friday night. We consider ourselves to be open minded individuals. We certainly would not call ourselves hipsters by any stretch. We walked into this spot and all eyes turned. I think my jeans weren't tight enough for this place. We had a good time overall but everyone in that place looked the exact same. It's kind of an odd concept that hipsters consider themselves ""independent"" and ""non-conforming"" yet now, they all look the same. bar itself is ok but the crowd was a little lame. good spot if you are in the hood, but not worth making the trek from manhattan. Pros: good space, great outside, strong drinks. hispter den Cons: BATHROOMS, expect a long line all night. hipster den more

POS Bar that should be avoided 10/23/2008

OK--- I got there with my friend to be rudely attacked by the bartenders (after we had already ordered) to order more drinks, and after skoping the sparse backyard area, we'd both decided to split--small area, snarky others, and bs specials--go elsewhere for better deals. Try cyn bar or anyplace else. This bar is not worth your time. Pros: Outdoor space Cons: Snarky bartenders, rude atmosphere more

Avoid, Crowds, Terrible bartender 5/25/2008

This was the most uncomfortable evening of my life. Instead of Williamsburg it felt like a stuffy midtown bar after work. I literally could not move a square inch walking from the tiny and badly designed interior, to the ""garden"". The bartender was rude and got my drink wrong after I had waited twenty minutes just to catch his attention! Because there is no crowd control, my friends and I had to squeee through so many hordes of people that my drink that I had just earned, was spilled everywhere. There's a single bathroom so half the bar in bound to be on line. \r Really, this is not my idea of fun. more

Pretty much the epitome of people mixed feelings about W.burg 11/28/2007

When people talk about LOVING Williamsburg or HATING Williamsburg, this is pretty much what they're talking about. It's a cool space, and the back garden is great, and if you go right after work, it's not such a bad place for a drink. However, after the hipster hordes descend on it later in the night, it's pretty much insufferable if you're over 25. Bartenders aren't especially friendly, and the lines for the bathroom are always mysteriously long. more

big, big yard 11/8/2007

A nice place to duck in and have a beer when its not a Friday or Saturday night as the space is really cool and they have a huge backyard. Watch out for the dude in a trucker hat who is going to spill his PBR all over you. That guy is all over the place. Pros: big backyard, live music Cons: too crowded more

wow, does everyone but management know how bad the bouncers are? 7/21/2007

I really like the bar itself, but I got a ridiculous, in your face, truckload of attitude off the bouncer because he said I wasn't standing in the right position so he could see my face to compare it to the ID. I don't know if it was a valid point, but he was so rude and obnoxious about it, it was totally off-putting.\r \r On an entirely separate occasion, I saw the same guy grab some poor dude and almost push him to the ground because he was taking a call on the step outside the door and didn't hear the bouncer asking him to move. I like the bar, but how they can let this stuff go on is amazing. anyways, I've resolved to stay away until I hear the bouncer is fired. Pros: outdoor spot, cheap drinks, good locatio n Cons: bouncers are aggressive and violent more

Healthy Bouncer - Don't Do Anything To Make Him Sick! 6/10/2007

This is the first time that I've ever been so peeved at any establishment that I've been compelled to log on to Citysearch and warn the masses about the abhorrent treatment that I experienced. Let me just start by saying that me and two of my friends came to this place looking hot. We are three tall, slender babes in cute dresses, ready to shell out cash for drinks and wielding a glimmer of hope that we might stumble upon a good time. What we got was the worst kind of rudeness from the moment we arrived. You see, we stalled a moment outside to finish our cigarettes. (God forbid! It is still legal to smoke, right?) We were not standing directly in front of the door, but to the far left of it if one were facing the street. Immediately, the bouncer - a proud man of considerable height and girth - said authoritatively, ""Ladies! Ladies!!! Can I please ask you to step around to the side of the building if you're going to smoke?"" He made a big, sweeping motion with his arms, ushering us around the corner. We complied without comment or fuss. Sufficiently away from the entrance, we continued our conversation and our cigarette smoking. But the big man at the door wasn't satisfied. He came around the corner and again said, ""LADIES!!! Can I please ask you to move further away? Keep your cancer to yourself please!!!"" It's ironic that he kept saying ""please"" because nothing else that was coming out of his mouth was in the least bit polite. My girlfriends and I looked at each other and agreed that this was not a place that we would be walking into with the intention of spending our money. It is pretty sad when you don't even make it through the door before being treated badly by a staff member. I thanked him for making it clear that we weren't welcome there and we went on our merry way to Black Betty down on Metropolitan where they were more than happy to see us, serve us, and treat us like the dolls that we are. Pros: Wouldn't know if there were any because the doorman was such a douchebag Cons: The douchebag at the door more

abusive, intolerant bartenders 5/6/2007

I am definitely NOT a trouble maker and have never had such things happen to me before but had 3 BAD incidents happening there: game: find the common ground between them??\r 1) you get the wrong order and even though you are not even complaining about it you hear that this is probably about your ""THICK foreign accent""\r \r 2) your husband who is Ecuadorian gets kicked out because a female bartender accuses him of attacking her a month earlier. After insisting to talk to her later, she says she was wrong, oh sorry he REALLY looked like him \r \r 3) my gay friends get violently, physically kicked out because they were playing tiny fake maracas by the outside patio door . I'll let you draw the conclusions. \r \r Cons: abusive intolerant bartenders more

love it or hate it 10/28/2006

It's definitely a great spot, even if you're not into the scene in the main bar, which can tend to have a tattooed, rocker/greaser, wanna-be bad-a$$ vibe, but the back room is by far one of the best places to check out a band anywhere in the 5 boroughs, with a real old-fashioned stage with a frame and curtains. The drinks seem kind of expensive to me, $11 for MacCallan 12 on the rocks, which goes for $8 in more reasonable joints. Pros: live music performance space Cons: rockers & greasers more

Love it 4/26/2006

I'm lucky enough to live just a few blocks away. This place is very laid back, chill, great to go anytime. The fire pit outside is really cool, the place is is big enough that i've never seen it crazy crowded, but usually a good number of people. It's more of a divey-comfortable feel, come as you are kinda place. One negative is that whenever I go, there never seems to be anyone socializing. People tend to stick close to the people they come with. That's not neccesarily a bad thing, just something to keep in mind if you're looking to meet new people. Pros: relaxed atmoshphere, outdoor area Cons: not much socializing more

Summer of 2005 11/1/2005

I don't know how many stellar nights me and my mates had here over the summer. I had bartenders buying me drinks, cute girls kissing me in the photobooth and hipsters handing me hookah out the back. Highly recommended. Pros: crowd, beer selection, buy backs Cons: gets packed more

Boring. 10/27/2005

This place was so boring. Nothing was going on aside from a bunch of people standing around awkwardly. The music was boring and the crowd was boring. more
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  • In the grand tradition of Williamsburg bars, Union Pool transforms a defunct shop (generations-old A-1 Pool and Pest Supply) into an enticing place to kick back. The owners' handcrafted...

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