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Best Place for a Grown-Up’s Birthday Party


In this fun-lovin’ town, someone you know is having a party every weekend…and every Thursday. And Monday. You get the picture. It’s fantastic for the socialite/insomniac in us all, but making birthdays feel special can be a challenge. Though not at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, because party games. Nothing screams leisure like the notorious retirement pastime, and the nearly Walmart-size warehouse is certainly decked out with the appropriate Floridian, Golden Girls–approved flair. On the group events site, you can easily reserve cozy cabana tables and shuffleboard courts for anywhere from 10 to 60 guests. Royal Palms also puts an adult spin on rainy-day staples like Connect Four and Jenga. That spin is called alcohol — book one of the open-bar packages ahead of time to keep the signature cocktails flowing. There’s even a group photo booth complete with costume closet — all the better to commemorate a birthday in a fashion you probably won’t remember tomorrow. 514 Union Street, Brooklyn 11215, 347-223-4410,

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 13, 2015

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