Following a redesign, Park Slope’s cavernous underground pool hall is now Brooklyn’s upscale answer to Amsterdam Billiards. Teens, twosomes and grizzled gents take to Ping-Pong tables, bowling lanes and pool tables. Sports fanatics, meanwhile, assemble to root for teams appearing on multiple TVs. Scarf juicy burgers and spicy chicken wings to work up your thirst for any of 24 draft brews (Blue Moon and Chimay make appearances).
|Venue name:||Ocean’s 8 at Brownstone Billiards||Contact:|
308 Flatbush Ave
|Cross street:||at Seventh Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Oceans 8 is good, cheap fun. Almost a poor man's Dave and Buster's, but swap out the abundance of arcade games with booze and no kids sticking gum in your hair.
They've got a ton of pool and ping pong tables at stunningly cheap rates, and there's even some sort of mini bowling, air hockey, and a handful of arcade games. There's something for everyone, unless you just don't like fun, which means you're no fun and should just stop reading this review and read the dictionary instead.
Their tap list is actually surprisingly good, I just wish I saw their craft taps before I saw their more mainstream fare (Coors, Bud, Blue Moon). They had quite a few Brooklyn Brewery beers, saw a SixPoint, and a bunch if others. My complaint would be that my pitcher of Magic Hat cost $24(!!). At a place like this, a pitcher of Magic Hat should not cost this much.
There are tons of screens around to catch the game, and the bar itself is pretty big with plenty of seating.
The two times I've been here were a big contrast to each other. First time was a Tuesday night and the place was just dead. Not surprising but I expected some signs of life down there. Last time it was a Saturday night and it was packed in there, I don't think a single table was available.
Crowd is super mixed and diverse, just the way I like it. It's a bit dingy and they could stand to update their pool tables, but it's cheap so I can't complain.