Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
Venue: Bar, Games
Atmosphere: Fun, Chatty
Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGa2lZ
Rating: 3 Stars
My quest along Smith Street continued to Zombie Hut, where I found something that has been lacking in my everyday New York City life: a game bar!
I’ve done almost every kind of bar there is in New York City. From the traditional cocktail and sports bars, to the less familiar poetry and cigar bars. Still, despite the seeming abundance and/or popularity of game bars, I have yet to frequent one…until now.
My friends and I were looking for a spot to watch the Belmont Stakes and see California Chrome’s failed attempt at the Triple Crown, when we stumbled upon Zombie Hut, where it wasn’t too packed and there was a clear view of the television. For some reason, I put some funky money on a random horse to win, and while that didn’t work out, my competitive juices were flowing and I had to satisfy my desire to beat somebody at something.
Thankfully, I was in the right place. Upon turning away from the television, I saw a pile of board games that we could play. My attention immediately went to Connect Four, as I am the master of connecting all things. I think I lost my first game, as I was somewhat sluggish with this being our 3rd spot of the day and having drank a “Zombie,” which is about the deadliest drink in Brooklyn. Made with what I personally believe is straight Bacardi 151 and some frozen pieces of ice, the frozen Zombie is the house’s drink, and while delicious, it will jack you up. But I digress. I spent the next hour or so dismissing my friends, bar patrons, staff members and other comers and goers from the Connect Four table as they all tried to challenge me and my Connect Four supremacy.
As for Zombie Hut, I recommend it. It’s a good place, where you can play games, watch sports, chill out and have one heck of a frozen Zombie. Whatever you do though, if you see me up in there, don’t challenge me to a game of Connect Four, as that will surely ruin your night.