Union Pool

Union Pool

"Both a characterization and a caricature of the Williamsburg music scene, this well-designed music venue also serves as a bar and as a training ground for the hip-to-be. The quarters are a bit close, but it's a welcome trade-off for the comfortable booths. Besides, with a backyard for the smokers, Union Pool seems to keep the pint-glass swimmers from overcrowding. Portrayed erroneously as "Brooklyn Pool" in the movie Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist ."

484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 609-0484 serving: Greenpoint
open:Sat-Sun 1pm-4am, Mon-Fri 5pm-4am

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bars & Pubs, Taverns, Outdoor Seating, Bars & Clubs, Cash, Live Music, Lounges,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: Make a night of it: Also hugging the BQE overpass, Pete's Candy Store features a lower-priced list of martinis.

Extras: Cocktails are generally $6 or $7, and the staff is good about buybacks. In addition to mixed drinks, bottled beer and Guinness on tap, the bar offers a cheese plate with olives and Saltines.

In the Neighborhood: Make a night of it: Also hugging the BQE overpass, nearby Pete's Candy Store features a lower-priced list of martinis and live music every night.

The Extras: This is one of the few city's few spots where you can find a photo booth.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

By Jocelyn B at Insider Pages

It's such a scene. Still, it was my local when I lived in Brooklyn and the bartenders are a friendly crew. Read More

A fun spot
By becca o at Insider Pages

This bar is great when it's not crowded, otherwise it gets swampy very quickly. The patio area is great, and the drinks are quite reasonably priced... Read More

Welcome to the hipster meat-market!
By Robyn C at Insider Pages

If you actually want to hang out and have some beers with friends come on the early side, cause this place gets insanely crowded and becomes a hot ... Read More