03 March 2009

Joshua's Finally 21

FUN FACT: Joshua's dad is famous saxophonist and high school teacher, Steve Harvey!

So our boy Joshua is finally turning 21--who knew someone had a birthday later than both Darlene and Anna?--and we've decided to celebrate at Royal Oak, a great bar we recently discovered in Williamsburg. There's no cover, cheap booze, decent DJs and riotous dancing. Thus, there's no reason not for you to come. Unless you're racist. And you aren't racist, are you?

FUN FACT: Joshua and I went to elementary school together, but only one of us graduated!

Friday, March 6th to Saturday, March 7th.

Time: 11 PM to 4 AM.

Location: Royal Oak
594 Union Avenue

Price: Free.

Drinks: Strong cocktails for only $5; decent selection of beer $4 a pint; I think they only serve beer by the glass so you can't sneak any in, but last time we did manage to sneak in a bottle of Captain Morgan.

Music: No name DJs spinning typical sets of equal parts pop, electro and hip hop. A few of songs played last time were...

Justice - We Are Your Friends

Daft Punk - One More Time
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire

Crowd: Strange mix of white hipsters and ghetto kids, kind of like the crowd from Lazy Catfish; at first they seem to take turns dancing: hipsters awkwardly moving to Cut Copy and then the ghetto kids enjoying an old school rap track, but by the end of the night everyone is thoroughly trashed, integrated, and jumping up and down; the crowd starts off sparse, but steadily collects throughout the night so that by 1 or 2 AM the place is packed.

ID: 21+, but they don't check; I don't believe a single person in our group was asked for ID last time.

Coat Check: Don't have one; stash your stuff at one of the tables if you manage to get there early enough to snag one.

Directions: L train to Bedford; walk three blocks East on North 7th to Havemayer Street; turn left, and walk three blocks North on Havemayer to Union Ave; turn left on Union Ave, and walk two blocks North on Union to Richardson Street; Royal Oak is on the corner.

Alternatively, G train to Manhattan Avenue; walk one block South on Manhattan to Driggs Avenue; turn right, and walk two blocks East on Driggs (through McCarren Park) to Union Avenue; turn left, and walk two blocks South on Union to Richardson Street; Royal Oak is on the corner.

A few photos from last time:


  1. Is his dad really Steve Harvey!?!?!

  2. Yes, Aileen. And I did not graduate from elementary school.

  3. I actually believed him too, Aileen. You're an asshole, Arvind.

  4. Someone stole my wallet-never going back ever again!