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Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn NYC!

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You can shuffle my board anytime, baby!

Can’t get any better than at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn, NYC. Shuffleboard, booze, DJ, cabanas, food truck, and pink flamingo wallpaper in the bathrooms. Drinks in mason jars. Pure brilliance! A unique concept totally out of the ordinary as I love the old school aspect of it blended in with a modern flair. Time to break out the Tommy Bahama shirt, cargo shorts, and sandals. Can’t forget the fruity drink with an umbrella in it.

Man, the last time I played shuffleboard was down in Florida with my long ago retired aunts and uncles. It was always considered an “old folks” game but Royal Palms has bumped it up a notch into the new millenium by making it hip and trendy for the younger generation now. The facility here rocks. Terrific bars on site serving up great cocktails and a good tap beer list. DJ and bands on hand rocking the house. Super airy large location with ten state of the art shiny shuffleboard courts. Cabana seating along the far wall overlooking the action. A built in garage and window for rotating food trucks to come in and serve guests. Shuffleboard leagues. Parties for groups. Bingo night. Live music. This place is just pure fun. Retro styling with a Miami flair. They have nailed it! This ain’t your grandpappy’s shuffleboard! It actually can be called cool to play shuffleboard now. Continue reading Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn NYC!

Balls of steel at Modern Pinball NYC!

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Every time I walk into Modern Pinball this famous song sung by The Who pops into my head –

Ever since I was a young boy,
I’ve played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all.
But I ain’t seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall…
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball !

He stands like a statue,
Becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean.
He plays by intuition,
The digit counters fall.
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball !

He’s a pin ball wizard
There has got to be a twist.
A pin ball wizard,
S’got such a supple wrist.

How do you think he does it? I don’t know!
What makes him so good?

Modern Pinball is a pinball lovers paradise! So many great machines here! Continue reading Balls of steel at Modern Pinball NYC!

Let’s go ballin’ in Brooklyn! Skee Ball Mania in NYC!

Photo credit - Full Circle Bar
Photo credit – Full Circle Bar

Cheap beers in cans. Pretzels. Divey hipster atmosphere. SKEE BALL!!!!!!

Yup, a bar dedicated to that world-wide Olympic sport of Skee Ball. Well, not really a sport, or world-wide, but it should be. I remember pumping in many quarters at numerous arcades and seaside boardwalks over the years playing this game. Sometimes I am good at getting the balls in the hole, and sometimes I play like a blind man. It’s always a fun game and kind of addicting as anyone can play it.

Photo credit - Full Circle Bar
Photo credit – Full Circle Bar

Full Circle Bar caters to the Skee Ball community. Yes, they have a dedicated community. Who knew? Damn son, they even have competitive leagues here, trophies, memorabilia case, and a newsletter! Four gloriously pristine Skee Ball lanes. Don’t eff with these ballers as they are serious about their sport! Continue reading Let’s go ballin’ in Brooklyn! Skee Ball Mania in NYC!