The Heat Is On
Forget Florida--shuffleboard hits Brooklyn
Now that we all survived “Polar Vortex: Part Deux,” who’s up for early retirement?
Okay, so we can’t quite spring from our day jobs for South Florida just yet, but there is a new spot in Gowanus--the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club--to help us fake it till we make it.
Decked out (pun entirely intended) with potted palm trees and retro pool chairs, the space is like stepping back into 1962 Miami. And with coconut cocktails and food-truck snacks, we basically never want to leave.
But above all, Royal Palms is a shuffleboard club--the city’s only one, as a matter of fact. To play on one of the ten courts, check in with the hostess and rent one by the hour ($40). Thirty years too young to know how to play? Don’t worry, someone will teach you what the hell a tang and a biscuit are.
If you’re only in it for the lounging, that can certainly be arranged, too. Between the expansive bar and the various card tables (plush cabanas are available for large groups), there are plenty of spots to start daydreaming of that condo in Boca.
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St. (at Nevins St.), Brooklyn; royalpalmsshuffle.com