Houston is one of the best places to visit—and one of the best cities to live in. The Bayou City is known for its sprawling Space Center and its many museums, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It’s also known for its outdoor spaces like Market Square Park and the Galleria. But if you’re planning on visiting Houston, the one place you shouldn’t miss is a Houston pool hall. From Slick Willies to Q Hookah Bar & Pool, the bars on this list are the best in H-Town. Consider the list below before planning your trip.
9638 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065
Phone: (832) 912-4432
Bogie Billiards West is a dedicated pool hall in Houston. League rates are relatively affordable, and you can enjoy regular half-price rates from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. Table prices are also affordable, between $6 and $9 an hour. Bogies Billiards West serve classic beer options and a jukebox, so you can cut loose and relieve stress. The pool hall is located near the brewery of Klaus Brewing Company’s establishments, and you can take a quick drive to the gorgeous Windermere Lakes to see the sights.
5913 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 781-5913
This bar is the best place to play games of any kind—from pool to video games. This pool hall is between Larchmont and West Oaks, where you can easily walk to the nearby Houston Flea Market or Houston Galleria. The bar offers standard beers on tap, including local favorites, like SpindleTap Brewery and Southern Star Brewing Company. The pool hall is a casual spot, so you need to dress up, and you can enjoy easy eats like pizza and popcorn.
13193 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77014
Phone: (832) 484-0071
The Houston Snooker Club is among the best places in Houston to play pool—or try snooker. It’s home to many local pros, so you’ll learn from the best. The Houson Snooker Club 8 is right off Bammel North Houston Road. It’s a short walk from foodie favorites like Houston Crawfish and Seafood and the city’s quintessential, traditional Vietnamese restaurants. You can also check out the unique National Museum of Funeral History, a short drive away.
1801 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 874-1454
Barnaby’s Café is a casual, laidback bar and cafe with a dedicated pool hall. The pool hall has doggie decor featuring a chill, quiet vibe. The cafe is next to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Zoo. You can also visit Rice University for a quick campus tour nearby. Barnaby’s offers a waffle and wings special that is to die for, and the cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
13380 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (713) 895-9992
Clicks Billiards can be found right off Highway 290 near Jack-in-the-Box. You can stroll in Cole Creek Park nearby or head to the White Oak Bayou for a taste of the South. This establishment offers tournament play, sports-watching, and recurrent poker nights, so there’s plenty to do at Clicks. This pool hall chain offers standard beer selections and attentive bartenders who will ensure you get the mixed drink of your dreams.
11246 S Wilcrest Dr UNIT 105, Houston, TX 77099
Phone: (281) 568-8900
Playsure Island is an Indian cafe and pool hall that offers casual vibes and delicious food. The restaurant offers everything from samosas to chicken rolls, but you can’t order alcoholic beverages here. However, they are open until 3:00 am, so play your heart away. Playsure Island is located between Westwood and Meadowglen, so you can visit the nearby Houston Fountains or check out famous restaurants like Mikki’s Soulfood Cafe or Mambo Seafood up north.
8145 S Texas 6 Unit 150, Houston, TX 77083
Phone: (713) 498-8813
Q Hookah Bar is a small pool hall that offers dedicated tournaments, table rentals, and poker game nights—every night! The vibe is casual, the drinks are great, and the food is even better. This pool hall serves traditional Middle Eastern food and kebabs, so you’ll leave feeling well-fed. Q Hookah Bar and Pool is between Empanada Square and Beechnut Meadows, where you can find many of Housto’s most beautiful churches and Ambrose Park.