In the heart of NYC’s competitive nature comes yet another fun way to go head to head with friends or family. Matching the energetic energy of the city, its pool halls give both billiards enthusiasts and casual players a chance to enjoy the timeless game. From trendy urban venues to classic neighborhood joints, these are the best pool halls in NYC for first dates, group outings, or a casual night out with friends!
1. Amsterdam Billiards Club, East Village
Located right in the heart of East Village/Union Square, Amsterdam Billiards Club is NYC’s original upscale billiard club. They offer 25 Brunswick pool tables, ping pong tables, darts, foosball and beer pong too. Not to mention their extensive beer, wine and liquor selection, beautiful zinc bar, several lounge areas and full lunch and dinner menu. You can stop in for fun or join one of their leagues that range in experience level! Learn more here.
Where: 110 E 11th St
2. Gotham City Billiards Club, Brooklyn
While you’re gazing at the infinite amount of sports memorabilia on the walls, you can enjoy Gotham City Billiards Club in Brooklyn. They have Diamond Pro/Am pool tables, a private room with table tennis, HD TVs to watch spots, a jukebox, and so much more. Whether you want to join a league, take crack at a tournament, or drop in for some quick games, this is the place to do it. Learn more here.
Where: 93 Avenue U, Brooklyn
3. Society Billiards & Bar, Flatiron
Society Billiards & Bar is a stylish and modern pool hall that boasts 19 billiards tables, a private players room, two bars, competitive leagues, and dozens of TVs. The cost to play varies by day and time and their wait staff is extremely hospitable. We recommend going after work for their draft beer happy hour.
Where: 10 E 21st St
4. Space Billiard Pool Hall & Sports Bar, K-Town
Step into the neon lights at Space Billiard, where you can play pool all while sipping on cocktails made with Korean vodka. Their dimly lit venue is fun and eclectic, and you can even order food while you play too. If you really want to up the ante, they have other attractions too under their hospitality branch, like karaoke and ping-pong. Learn more here.
Where: 34 W 32nd St, 12th Floor
5. Break Bar And Billiards, Astoria
This no frills sports bar in Astoria is a go-to for billiards, TVs for watching the game, as well as ping-pong tables! Break Bar and Billiards is your classic dive spot to play games and eat pub food. Can’t go wrong!
Where: 32-04 Broadway, Queens
6. Cellar Dog, West Village
This old-fashioned hangout in the West Village combines pool with live jazz music, board games, and even table tennis! It’s such a laidback environment that’s great to hang with friends or waste some time before hitting a WV restaurant reservation. Learn more here.
Where: 75 Christopher St
7. Slate, Chelsea
Slate is the ultimate party experience located in Chelsea, offering so many fun things to do. Of course they have billiards tables to cue up on, but they also have ping pong, foosball, bowling, giant Jenga, a slide, and live DJs. Whether you’re looking to go out with friends or host a party of you’re own, you won’t be bored here! Check out their entertainment options here.
Where: 54 W 21st St
8. Anytime Bar & Billiards, Chelsea
With billiards tables, darts, big screen TVs, and an exciting tapas menu and full bar, this spot is the place to be! Anytime Bar & Billiards in Chelsea offers all sorts of fun games that are perfect for any setting. Plus, they offer great hosting sessions for corporate events, open bars, and more! Learn more here.
Where: 112 W 30th St