Playful crowds are always drawn to shuffleboard tables in bars and pubs across the city, bringing people together for nights filled with laughter and fun.
Shuffleboard is a simple game in which you push weighted disks with cues to see where they end up in a marked scoring area, a favorite for NYC locals and those coming from out of town. Here are some of the best places to pick up a new shuffle boarding hobby.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club –
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is a walk-in shuffleboard club with $40 court rentals on a first come first serve basis. Play is limited to one hour per party so that everyone has the opportunity to play.
A different food truck is featured outside every night to offer you something delicious. At the beginning of every shuffleboard game, a Royal Palms crew member will give a short lesson on how to play the game and answer any questions that you may have.
Plug Uglies –
Plug Uglies is located in Gramercy and offers delicious cocktails, beers, and wines, and a chance to play on their famous free full-sized shuffleboard. This is the only free full-sized shuffleboard in NYC so jump at your chance to play a game on it.
This unique handmade bar and decor will set the tone for a fun-filled night with friends. Watch the game while you wait for your turn to play and socialize with all of the other players in this bar that has become the talk of the neighborhood.
Sweetwater Social –
Sweetwater Social is a speakeasy-like location in NoHo with an intimate and welcoming environment. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails while you partake in a variety of games like foosball, shuffleboard and vintage arcade games. Coupled with the delicious comfort food and unique drink selection, you will surely enjoy yourself with these games and maybe even feel like a kid again.
Nancy Whisky Pub –
Since 1967 Nancy Whiskey Pub has been the home of great burgers, whiskey, and fun games of shuffleboard.
Highly regarded as one of the best dive bars in NYC, Nancy Whiskey Pub hosts open shuffleboard tournaments most weekend nights. It is home to the only bank shuffleboard table in Manhattan. No experience is necessary in order to play.
Informal play goes on all week, with tournament play most Saturday and Sunday nights.