Alligator Lounge

★★★★☆
  • 600 Metropolitan Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Cross street: nr. Lorimer St.

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  • 718-599-4440

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Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am

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I love this bar, I've been going here for years! Great drinks & pizza! Karaoke & Pool, what more could you ask for. The staff is great....except for one pessimistic, negative bartender Ananda. Now this isn't because one bad night, it's her constant attitude! I highly recommend this place except for when she's working! Sorry for spreading the negativity, LUV YA ALLIGATOR!

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★★★★☆

I love this bar, I've been going here for years! Great drinks & pizza! Karaoke & Pool, what more could you ask for. The staff is great....except for one pessimistic, negative bartender Ananda. Now this isn't because one bad night, it's her constant attitude! I highly recommend this place except for when she's working! Sorry for spreading the negativity, LUV YA ALLIGATOR!

Pros: Nice bar, free pizza, great staff except for Ananda!

Cons: Ananda

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I haven't been to this bar in a while as I no longer live in the area, but I used to go all the time because the staff are friendly and cool and the free pizzas? delish!

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★★★★☆

I haven't been to this bar in a while as I no longer live in the area, but I used to go all the time because the staff are friendly and cool and the free pizzas? delish!

Pros: free pizza!

Cons: can be a bit too hipster

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We host KARAOKE every Thursday night at the Alligator Lounge from 10pm til 2am. Over 10,000 song choices, and totally free.

Nope, we don't accept tips. Just come and sing your butt off. Even if you've never done karaoke, we'll hold your hand!

You can even find your song beforehand at our website: newsoundkaraoke (dot com).

Your hosts,
Black Waterfall and Bobby Service

5
★★★★★

We host KARAOKE every Thursday night at the Alligator Lounge from 10pm til 2am. Over 10,000 song choices, and totally free.

Nope, we don't accept tips. Just come and sing your butt off. Even if you've never done karaoke, we'll hold your hand!

You can even find your song beforehand at our website: newsoundkaraoke (dot com).

Your hosts,
Black Waterfall and Bobby Service

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We host KARAOKE every Thursday night at the Alligator Lounge from 10pm til 2am. Over 10,000 song choices, and totally free.

Nope, we don't accept tips. Just come and sing your butt off. Even if you've never done karaoke, we'll hold your hand!

You can even find your song beforehand at our website: newsoundkaraoke (dot com).

Your hosts,
Black Waterfall and Bobby Service

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★★★★★

We host KARAOKE every Thursday night at the Alligator Lounge from 10pm til 2am. Over 10,000 song choices, and totally free.

Nope, we don't accept tips. Just come and sing your butt off. Even if you've never done karaoke, we'll hold your hand!

You can even find your song beforehand at our website: newsoundkaraoke (dot com).

Your hosts,
Black Waterfall and Bobby Service

Pros: Free, drop dead gorgeous hosts, no tips, smart sexy crowd.

Cons: Wish it could go on forever but ends at 2am.

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Re: babies. I'm pretty sure you can bring your babies in there and the manager/bartender wont care as long as you are guardian, but WHY would you bring your kids into a bar? I've been a bartender for a long time and have never heard of the "policy" of not allowing people to bring their babies into a bar, but I do know of the 21+ law applied to all bars. And you are still technically bringing in a minor. This isn't the midwest where you know your sheriff. The cops are draconic around williamsburg when it comes to minors. Also By bringing your child in there you are just endorsing smoking and swearing and debauchery. So you can have a free pizza?

I think there are many things that you can do with a child that don't involve a bar. On the other hand if thats the sort of example you would like to set for your child. Hey it's a free country.

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★★★★☆

Re: babies. I'm pretty sure you can bring your babies in there and the manager/bartender wont care as long as you are guardian, but WHY would you bring your kids into a bar? I've been a bartender for a long time and have never heard of the "policy" of not allowing people to bring their babies into a bar, but I do know of the 21+ law applied to all bars. And you are still technically bringing in a minor. This isn't the midwest where you know your sheriff. The cops are draconic around williamsburg when it comes to minors. Also By bringing your child in there you are just endorsing smoking and swearing and debauchery. So you can have a free pizza?

I think there are many things that you can do with a child that don't involve a bar. On the other hand if thats the sort of example you would like to set for your child. Hey it's a free country.

Pros: best free pizza in town

Cons: the mix can be irritating

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Well sorry but a lot of bars do not allow children/babies into their bars. Perhaps you can start a bar that is baby friendly!!! Sounds like a great a idea-Have a place where hipster parents can bring in their children and drink. I don't think you will win any Parent of Year awards by starting this trend. Sorry, call me old fashioned, but sort of getting tired seeing Williamsburg parents acting like 21 year olds by bringing in their children into bars and then getting angry/distraught when they are not allowed. By the way, right across the street there is a pizza place and also two blocks away-perhaps that is the proper place to have children eat because children shouldn't think its the norm to see mom and dad drink at a bar during the afternoon. By the way ask the manager next time-he will tell you the same thing. And I really doubt, the bartender saw you with your baby going up to the bar, let you order the beer and pizza and then said you had to leave. Doesn't make sense. If you didn't want to give up your drinking in a bar phase, perhaps you shouldn't have had children.

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★★★☆☆

Well sorry but a lot of bars do not allow children/babies into their bars. Perhaps you can start a bar that is baby friendly!!! Sounds like a great a idea-Have a place where hipster parents can bring in their children and drink. I don't think you will win any Parent of Year awards by starting this trend. Sorry, call me old fashioned, but sort of getting tired seeing Williamsburg parents acting like 21 year olds by bringing in their children into bars and then getting angry/distraught when they are not allowed. By the way, right across the street there is a pizza place and also two blocks away-perhaps that is the proper place to have children eat because children shouldn't think its the norm to see mom and dad drink at a bar during the afternoon. By the way ask the manager next time-he will tell you the same thing. And I really doubt, the bartender saw you with your baby going up to the bar, let you order the beer and pizza and then said you had to leave. Doesn't make sense. If you didn't want to give up your drinking in a bar phase, perhaps you shouldn't have had children.

Pros: Free Pizza

Cons: Hearing the "You can have whatever you want" song

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Malibu Ursie .. please ask for the manager in this instance. As an owner, I can tell you this isn't policy, just an out of line bartender. You can curse the darkness in citysearch, but it doen't get fixed until you talk to the management !

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★★★★★

Malibu Ursie .. please ask for the manager in this instance. As an owner, I can tell you this isn't policy, just an out of line bartender. You can curse the darkness in citysearch, but it doen't get fixed until you talk to the management !

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They kicked me and my friend out this afternoon with our 11-month old babies. 6pm, maybe 6 other patrons in the joint. They didn't refuse us service, though. They let us come in wearing the babes (no strollers), order our pints, pay and tip (!), and receive our pizzas. Then the bartender brings us a pizza box and asks us to leave because they don't want children. My baby likes pizza, that's why we went there.

Before you ask, our kids weren't being unruly or crawling on the floor or making any noise at all. They were sitting on the private banquette with us, waiting for the pizza to cool and drinking water.

I can understand bars not wanting babies in them, kind of, but this isn't the midwest. In NYC, kids are the norm in all establishments before things get crazy later in the evening. Whatever, right? I hope Alligator is doing so well that they can afford to lose my business, my friends' business and the business of everybody who reads the local mommy forums where I posted this story.

FYI: Harefield Road, at Metropolitan and Graham, pours a much better pint of Guinness anyway.

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★☆☆☆☆

They kicked me and my friend out this afternoon with our 11-month old babies. 6pm, maybe 6 other patrons in the joint. They didn't refuse us service, though. They let us come in wearing the babes (no strollers), order our pints, pay and tip (!), and receive our pizzas. Then the bartender brings us a pizza box and asks us to leave because they don't want children. My baby likes pizza, that's why we went there.

Before you ask, our kids weren't being unruly or crawling on the floor or making any noise at all. They were sitting on the private banquette with us, waiting for the pizza to cool and drinking water.

I can understand bars not wanting babies in them, kind of, but this isn't the midwest. In NYC, kids are the norm in all establishments before things get crazy later in the evening. Whatever, right? I hope Alligator is doing so well that they can afford to lose my business, my friends' business and the business of everybody who reads the local mommy forums where I posted this story.

FYI: Harefield Road, at Metropolitan and Graham, pours a much better pint of Guinness anyway.

Pros: everybody likes guinness and pizza

Cons: irish (babies) need not apply

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I read tijuanadonkey's review and have to say it's just flat-out narrow minded (I'd say a word that starts with an R and rhymes with Bassist, but citysearch won't let me. weird.). He's basically saying, "This place would be great, but there are Mexicans and they scare me. I want to go back to Barcade, where only white people like me hang out." He seems like the kind of guy who looks at people painting a house and then wonders why on earth they don't just live off their mommies and daddies, then goes and paints a picture to express his sadness and anger at the world because Mommy didn't deposit his allowance yet.

That being said, I've never had a bad time at the Alligator Lounge. The pizza is good, the beer decently priced, and the music good. It can get crowded at times, but not any more than any other bar. It's not a place I'd spend an entire night at, but a great place to have a pitcher or two and some pizza while talking with a friend about anything. I really can't complain about anything, so I'm giving it five stars.

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★★★★★

I read tijuanadonkey's review and have to say it's just flat-out narrow minded (I'd say a word that starts with an R and rhymes with Bassist, but citysearch won't let me. weird.). He's basically saying, "This place would be great, but there are Mexicans and they scare me. I want to go back to Barcade, where only white people like me hang out." He seems like the kind of guy who looks at people painting a house and then wonders why on earth they don't just live off their mommies and daddies, then goes and paints a picture to express his sadness and anger at the world because Mommy didn't deposit his allowance yet.

That being said, I've never had a bad time at the Alligator Lounge. The pizza is good, the beer decently priced, and the music good. It can get crowded at times, but not any more than any other bar. It's not a place I'd spend an entire night at, but a great place to have a pitcher or two and some pizza while talking with a friend about anything. I really can't complain about anything, so I'm giving it five stars.

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ALLIGATOR LOUNGE has the potential to be the second best bar in Williamsburg. The best is and will remain BARCADE where video games rule. ALLIGATOR on the other hand is great because unlike many of it's contemporaries is not pretentious. Most 'Burg bars refuse to stock everyday beers like Budweiser and Coors. They also refuse to have a television, both of those things are too "common." Maybe the proletariat enjoy watching mundane banalities like a game after a hard day of work, but that's for the peasants they feel. This bar refuses to go along with that. Actually, they take the ethic of giving people what they want to the next level. They offer free pizza, yes, FREE. All you have to do is buy a beer and a delicious brick oven pie is yours.

I went this Friday to see a new addition. Bands, the seldom used back room is now offering live music. Awesome. I hope this trend continues. My only complaint in this department is the lack of air conditioning in the back. But I love the tiki motif, too bad some piece of doodoo decided to tag up the back wall. Speaking of the feces people, this is the one thing that demotes the bar. The crowd is diverse, unfortunately in a neighborhood that includes many mestizo residents that means some of these two legged vermin will come by for the free grub. Standing outside the bar I witnessed one large specimen assaulted some poor patron coming out of the bar with his girlfriend. In true scumbag fashion the subhuman landed a massive shot to the head of the guy while his back was turned. I give to the girl credit as she started swinging at the back peddling human dung heap. He walked away. Best was the yard ape standing outside pretending to be a bouncer. Between bites of his sandwich and ogling all he could muster at the savagery he was responsible for handling was a few halfhearted "Yo, yo, yo's." Worthless. Too bad because if you take away this element, ALLIGATOR LOUNGE will be the second best bar in Williamsburg.

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★★★☆☆

ALLIGATOR LOUNGE has the potential to be the second best bar in Williamsburg. The best is and will remain BARCADE where video games rule. ALLIGATOR on the other hand is great because unlike many of it's contemporaries is not pretentious. Most 'Burg bars refuse to stock everyday beers like Budweiser and Coors. They also refuse to have a television, both of those things are too "common." Maybe the proletariat enjoy watching mundane banalities like a game after a hard day of work, but that's for the peasants they feel. This bar refuses to go along with that. Actually, they take the ethic of giving people what they want to the next level. They offer free pizza, yes, FREE. All you have to do is buy a beer and a delicious brick oven pie is yours.

I went this Friday to see a new addition. Bands, the seldom used back room is now offering live music. Awesome. I hope this trend continues. My only complaint in this department is the lack of air conditioning in the back. But I love the tiki motif, too bad some piece of doodoo decided to tag up the back wall. Speaking of the feces people, this is the one thing that demotes the bar. The crowd is diverse, unfortunately in a neighborhood that includes many mestizo residents that means some of these two legged vermin will come by for the free grub. Standing outside the bar I witnessed one large specimen assaulted some poor patron coming out of the bar with his girlfriend. In true scumbag fashion the subhuman landed a massive shot to the head of the guy while his back was turned. I give to the girl credit as she started swinging at the back peddling human dung heap. He walked away. Best was the yard ape standing outside pretending to be a bouncer. Between bites of his sandwich and ogling all he could muster at the savagery he was responsible for handling was a few halfhearted "Yo, yo, yo's." Worthless. Too bad because if you take away this element, ALLIGATOR LOUNGE will be the second best bar in Williamsburg.

Pros: free pizza, good beer

Cons: low life clientele at night

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I couldnt believe it when I was told that you get a free pizza with every drink purchased! It was a great time, drinking and then getting food all in one place and one price! Its great! I would def want to go back, I told all my friends about it already.

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★★★★★

I couldnt believe it when I was told that you get a free pizza with every drink purchased! It was a great time, drinking and then getting food all in one place and one price! Its great! I would def want to go back, I told all my friends about it already.

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Cool place to hang out friendly staff, good pizza, nice decor. Free pizza and good pizza with a beverage, is that cool or what. Check out the back room vibe too.

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★★★★★

Cool place to hang out friendly staff, good pizza, nice decor. Free pizza and good pizza with a beverage, is that cool or what. Check out the back room vibe too.

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Pretty much has everything you would want in a local bar. (Pool table, juke box, good people). The 2 unique things about this place are: A FREE COMEDY SHOW & FREE PIZZA on Tuesday nights. The comedy show is in the back room & starts about 9:30. Not all the comedians were great, but what we got for FREE, was quite entertaining & fun. Some of the ethnic comedians were unique & very funny. I'd like to go back to see the Free comedy show again. It's a night better than staying home & watching TV. After the show we had more fun meeting other people and even talked to a few of the comedians on the show. The great thing about it was NO Cover Charge & No drink minimum enforced like they do in the comedy clubs. The Free Pizza was ok also. It's not the best pizza, but again, it's free.

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★★★★★

Pretty much has everything you would want in a local bar. (Pool table, juke box, good people). The 2 unique things about this place are: A FREE COMEDY SHOW & FREE PIZZA on Tuesday nights. The comedy show is in the back room & starts about 9:30. Not all the comedians were great, but what we got for FREE, was quite entertaining & fun. Some of the ethnic comedians were unique & very funny. I'd like to go back to see the Free comedy show again. It's a night better than staying home & watching TV. After the show we had more fun meeting other people and even talked to a few of the comedians on the show. The great thing about it was NO Cover Charge & No drink minimum enforced like they do in the comedy clubs. The Free Pizza was ok also. It's not the best pizza, but again, it's free.

Pros: Free comedy show & Free pizza on Tuesday nights

Cons: Could use a better microphone system in the back

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A kitschy little spot that can be amusing, but usually somewhat unappealing... good meet-up spot, but shouldn't be the final destination. Big draw is the tasty free pizzas that come with each drink (when you ask)... plus, they're cooked right in front of you in a brick oven.

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★★★☆☆

A kitschy little spot that can be amusing, but usually somewhat unappealing... good meet-up spot, but shouldn't be the final destination. Big draw is the tasty free pizzas that come with each drink (when you ask)... plus, they're cooked right in front of you in a brick oven.

Pros: Free pizza

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Despite the fact that this joint is co-owned or owned by the same folks as Capone's , Metropolitan and who knows what else- they are just not plugged into the neighborhood vibe. And no, I'm not talking about androgynous indie rockers, I'm talking about the folks who actually work for a living and know how to tip well, myself included.
The few times I've been here the service was so poor and the staff so unfriendly, I was compelled to write this review. I will take my money and my friends elsewhere, thank you.

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★★★☆☆

Despite the fact that this joint is co-owned or owned by the same folks as Capone's , Metropolitan and who knows what else- they are just not plugged into the neighborhood vibe. And no, I'm not talking about androgynous indie rockers, I'm talking about the folks who actually work for a living and know how to tip well, myself included.
The few times I've been here the service was so poor and the staff so unfriendly, I was compelled to write this review. I will take my money and my friends elsewhere, thank you.

Pros: 'free pizza', near subway

Cons: bad attitude, crappy decor, abyssmal service

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Very similar to Capone's, Alligator Lounge also serves beer and free pizza. They also have karaoke every thursday. The good thing is they have a separate karaoke section in the back, so not everyone has to listen to your horrendous voices. The decor includes 60's style mock ads for Alligator lounge, and the atmosphere attracts a lot of different types of people. It's definitely worth a try.

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★★★★☆

Very similar to Capone's, Alligator Lounge also serves beer and free pizza. They also have karaoke every thursday. The good thing is they have a separate karaoke section in the back, so not everyone has to listen to your horrendous voices. The decor includes 60's style mock ads for Alligator lounge, and the atmosphere attracts a lot of different types of people. It's definitely worth a try.

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A friend brought me here at my request for "food and beer". The reality of free pizza with every drink leaves me baffled and it is worth coming if only for this quirky draw. The atmosphere is lounge to the extreme but offset to asurdity by the pervasive aroma of pizza, that isn't that bad at all for being free.

PROS: pizza, beer, and the general weirdness of the scene
CONS: utra-hip, you don't always want to smell pizza when you drink

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★★★★☆

A friend brought me here at my request for "food and beer". The reality of free pizza with every drink leaves me baffled and it is worth coming if only for this quirky draw. The atmosphere is lounge to the extreme but offset to asurdity by the pervasive aroma of pizza, that isn't that bad at all for being free.

PROS: pizza, beer, and the general weirdness of the scene
CONS: utra-hip, you don't always want to smell pizza when you drink

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Yes, it's true, they do actually serve you a whole pizza with every drink you order. Not a slice, a personal pizza. They also have karaoke on Thursdays, Comedy on Tuesdays, and a back room complete with 2 tiki huts, one for a large group, one for a more intimate setting. It's a little hipster-heavy, but the relaxed atmosphere, great artwork (some done by the bartenders), video games, pool table, and decent jukebox selections more than makes up for any trucker hats or 80's legwarmers you might find there. Oh, and did I mention the pizza? It's free, every night from 6PM-2AM with every drink purchased. Yes, you can get toppings on it if you like.

PROS: cheap drinks, free pizza, great atmosphere
CONS: huge hipster hangout

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★★★★★

Yes, it's true, they do actually serve you a whole pizza with every drink you order. Not a slice, a personal pizza. They also have karaoke on Thursdays, Comedy on Tuesdays, and a back room complete with 2 tiki huts, one for a large group, one for a more intimate setting. It's a little hipster-heavy, but the relaxed atmosphere, great artwork (some done by the bartenders), video games, pool table, and decent jukebox selections more than makes up for any trucker hats or 80's legwarmers you might find there. Oh, and did I mention the pizza? It's free, every night from 6PM-2AM with every drink purchased. Yes, you can get toppings on it if you like.

PROS: cheap drinks, free pizza, great atmosphere
CONS: huge hipster hangout

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The Alligator Lounge is one of my new favorite hangouts. It's a great after-work bar to visit alone or with friends. The decor isn't great, but the beer is reasonably priced (approx 3.50) and (as you know by now) comes with a free personal pizza. The pizza is good, esspecially if you've already hit a couple of bars. They also have cozy booths and a pool table. All in all this is a great place to go with friends for a cheap night out.

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★★★★☆

The Alligator Lounge is one of my new favorite hangouts. It's a great after-work bar to visit alone or with friends. The decor isn't great, but the beer is reasonably priced (approx 3.50) and (as you know by now) comes with a free personal pizza. The pizza is good, esspecially if you've already hit a couple of bars. They also have cozy booths and a pool table. All in all this is a great place to go with friends for a cheap night out.

Pros: Free Pizza, Pool Table, Nice Staff

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this is an undiscovered gem of a bar. great drink specials and hot brick oven pizza in a clean, brandie new space--a converted pizza joint. there are 2 different jukeboxes-- one in the main bar and another (with a completely different discography) in the backroom, which is like an indoor patio. there are 2 dart boards and a pool table, as well as several video games. the crowd is low-key and the backroom offers a large space for a semi-private party or to just hang out.

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★★★★☆

this is an undiscovered gem of a bar. great drink specials and hot brick oven pizza in a clean, brandie new space--a converted pizza joint. there are 2 different jukeboxes-- one in the main bar and another (with a completely different discography) in the backroom, which is like an indoor patio. there are 2 dart boards and a pool table, as well as several video games. the crowd is low-key and the backroom offers a large space for a semi-private party or to just hang out.

Pros: Great Pizza, double jukebox, shiny and new

 

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