The weather may be on and off in New York, but these bars are prepared, indoor and outdoor, to offer you a series of lawn games. From bocce ball to mini-golf, New Yorkers can enjoy these popular pastimes. Here are five of our top picks:
Bushwick Country Club
618 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.bushwickcountryclub.comThe ironically-named Brooklyn bar features cheap drinks and a mini-golf course featuring a windmill made out of PBR cans. Bushwick Country Club also features a photo booth, along with its drink deals on 24-ounce “tallboy” beer cans. The bar is also the birthplace of the iconic “Pickleback” — a shot of whiskey chased by pickle juice.
131 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.floydny.comFloyd is one of several bars around the city where you can get involved in a bocce ball league. People can join the bocce league by signing up for Floyd’s mailing list, which will inform those about registration for the sport’s next season.
702 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
www.unionhallny.comUnion Hall is not only a bar but also a restaurant, providing a cozy atmosphere with its floor-to-ceiling bookcases, lush armchairs and Victorian-style ornaments. The Brooklyn venue features two bocce courts and outdoor garden seating, along with its downstairs bar that hosts music and comedy. Much like Floyd, its sister bar, Union Hall also has a bocce league that visitors can join.
24 Reed St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
www.brooklyncrab.comReed Park at Brooklyn Crab comes packed with a nine-hole mini-golf course and a beanbag toss. The self-proclaimed “outdoor watering hole” also has game options available daily. You’ll feel like you’re on the beach in this unique location, complete with sand, lawn chairs and a heated patio, which is open all year round. Choose a brew from their rotating craft beer selection, or go for something more exclusive — like their own Brooklyn Crab/Reed Park microbrew “Brewklyn Crab” from Southern Tier Brewing Company. This location is perfect for a private party or event.
34-02 Steinway St.
Astoria, NY 11101
www.twistandsmashdsports.comThis Astoria-based sports bar features several bocce ball courts, along with cornhole and beer pong tournaments. With drink specials every night of the week, this hotspot gives patrons a chance to have fun while enjoying the big game. If you’re a fan of boccee, try their “Bocee Ball” signature drink — made with vodka, amaretto a splash of soda. It’s also just footsteps away from the Steinway Street subway station, making travel easy after a long night of fun.