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Most Popular Pool Halls in the NYC Area

NYC is positively packed with bars, from dives to upscale spots. Some have fancy cocktails, extra tasty food, dartboards, karaoke, or trivia.

people playing billiards at pool halls in NYC

But if you love a competitive game of pool with a drink in your hand, I rounded up my favorite spots in the city to pick up a cue and show off your skills.

Check out the nine best pool halls in NYC and what I love about them below!

Gotham City Billiards Club

93 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (718) 714-1002
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Gotham City Billiards Club has several leagues you can join to compete with other decent players.

This spot in the heart of Brooklyn near Avenue U is all about billiards, so the food and drinks are not the priority, but they’re still delicious!

I love their crunchy onion rings and there is nothing wrong with a cold draft beer!

Amsterdam Billiards Club

110 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 995-0333
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Amsterdam Billiards Club is one of Manhattan’s oldest pool and indoor game bars with an upscale and old-school vibe in the East Village’s Union Square neighborhood.

It boasts 25 pool tables along with foosball, board game lounges, ping pong, and beer pong tables.

They have an impressive selection of beers, wine, and liquors along with a full lunch and dinner menu to spend all day and night playing every game under the sun.

Society Billiards + Bar

10 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 420-1000
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The self-proclaimed “best kept secret in the Flatiron District,” Society Billiards + Bar is a full sports bar in the city and is also an American pub, and pool hall.

It hosts league play but offers cheap hourly pool table rentals from the afternoon till the wee hours of the morning.

Their extravagant list of small and big bites pairs with an equally over-the-top list of craft cocktails, beer, wine, and shots.

Space Billiards Pool Hall & Sports Bar | Koreatown NYC

34 W 32nd St Floor 12, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 239-4166
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Located in the heart of Korea Town, halfway between Madison Square Garden and Madison Square Park, SPace Billiards Pool Hall & Sports Bar is a modern neon-lit pool hall and full bar in a massive futuristic space.

They serve Japanese and Korean-style drinks and shots in addition to classic cocktails.

They have great drink packages to go with the rental of a pool table.

Break Bar And Billiards

32-04 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 777-5400
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Located in the Garment District, a few blocks from Hudson Yards, Break Bar and Billiards is a modern, urban chic bar with a low-key and laid-back atmosphere.

They offer a full bar with creative craft cocktails, a 12-beer tap list, wine, and snacks to accompany pool games.

I loved their surfer on acid drink, with Jagermeister, coconut rum, mint, and pineapple.

Slate NY

54 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 989-0096
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Slate NY is a swanky spot with tufted leather couches and rustic overhead lighting.

And they have much more than pool, like ping pong tables, massive TVs, and a mini arcade!

It’s about two blocks from the Flatiron Building on 21st Street.

I recommend the juicy cheeseburger sliders and their house Old Fashioned, which I still think about in my dreams.

Cellar Dog

75 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 675-6056
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Cellar Dog in Greenwich Village is across the way from Christopher Park, offering cozy vibes and plenty of pool tables, plus, ping pong and shuffleboard.

The bar has a grunge vibe with graffitied walls and plastic cups.

While they don’t serve food, they serve simple drinks, like beer, and vodka sodas, to keep the fun going all night!

Ocean’s 8 Billiards

308 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 857-5555
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Just a few blocks from Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, you can find Ocean’s 8, a traditional pool hall with a friendly and inviting vibe.

I adore their tropical cocktails like the Bahama Mama, and can’t help myself when it comes to their crunchy, crispy chicken wings.

Anytime Bar & Billiards

112 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 666-0144
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Anytime Bar and Billiards is a classy and sleek cocktail and tapas bar with pool tables, darts, and plenty of large TVs broadcasting your favorite sports game.

Located in Chelsea, halfway between Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building, Anytime Bar & Billiards has a high-end cocktail menu with some delicious shooters.

I loved the Green Tea shots, with peach schnapps, sour, and Jameson.

Final Thoughts

These are the best pool halls in NYC if you want to have a drink or two and play a few rounds of pool with friends.

Whether you’re a competitive pool player or a beginner, these halls offer welcoming and easy-going vibes. You might also want to check out these craft beer bars located in New York City.

What’s your favorite pool hall in NYC? Leave me a comment, and I’ll check it out!

Best Pool Halls in NYC

  1. Gotham City Billiards Club
  2. Amsterdam Billiards Club
  3. Society Billiards + Bar
  4. Space Billiards Pool Hall & Sports Bar | Koreatown NYC
  5. Break Bar And Billiards
  6. Slate NY
  7. Cellar Dog
  8. Ocean’s 8 Billiards
  9. Anytime Bar & Billiards
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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