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Austin Anyone? - 04-01-2016, 06:08 AM

I'm moving from New York City to Austin, Texas in about three weeks. I'm probably going to end up visiting every single poolroom in a 30 mile radius of me within the first month but wondered if anyone here could provide a list of their favorites and what makes them your favorites.


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04-01-2016, 06:42 AM

Skinny Bob's in round rock is the only real option IMO. There are other places in town but its the best. Which part of Austin are you moving to? I used to live there!


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Skinny Bob's in round rock is the only real option IMO. There are other places in town but its the best. Which part of Austin are you moving to? I used to live there!
I'll be right near Congress, a block away from the Colorado River. I know Skinny Bob's is about a 15 minute drive away so that's not so bad.


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I'll be right near Congress, a block away from the Colorado River. I know Skinny Bob's is about a 15 minute drive away so that's not so bad.
15 Minutes without traffic. I know you are from New York and all but Austin traffic is pretty awful.


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I'm moving from New York City to Austin, Texas in about three weeks. I'm probably going to end up visiting every single poolroom in a 30 mile radius of me within the first month but wondered if anyone here could provide a list of their favorites and what makes them your favorites.
Skinny Bob's for sure. Ramos in Manor has five Diamond 9 footers.

The Warehouse is south but pretty close to you. I haven't been there in years but they have 9 footers that are in pretty good shape.

Most of the other pool halls such as Click's and Fast Eddies are mostly 8 footers and the condition of the tables varies.

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Skinny Bob's for sure. Ramos in Manor has five Diamond 9 footers.

The Warehouse is south but pretty close to you. I haven't been there in years but they have 9 footers that are in pretty good shape.

Most of the other pool halls such as Click's and Fast Eddies are mostly 8 footers and the condition of the tables varies.

Hit me up via pm if you want to play some or have any questions about tournaments, leagues, or anything.
One of the many reasons this is an awesome site. Jude moves across the country and can get the lowdown on the pool scene in a new location immediately and someone to play with!

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Austin - 04-01-2016, 07:50 AM

I wouldn't call it a Hall but there is actually a place on sixth that would be the closest called Buffalo billiards. No action and bringing your stick would be senseless but you can walk there and hit some. Otherwise nine ball is right about where to play. I also live in Austin so PM me if you want to hit some.


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One of the many reasons this is an awesome site. Jude moves across the country and can get the lowdown on the pool scene in a new location immediately and someone to play with!

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I couldn't agree more with you. I'm actually going through a separation right now. My wife and I have been going through some issues but we're still remaining civil with each other and hold out some hope of reconciliation down the line. I'm moving to Austin because I've wanted to for a while but also because my marriage is in need of space. I am overwhelmingly excited and hopeful that I can continue enjoying pool like I did in New York.

Azb has always been a great place for a lot of reasons but I cannot emphasize enough how this forum can make it easier for us to continue accessing our pool passion, which is often the very way we define ourselves.


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Skinny Bob's for sure. Ramos in Manor has five Diamond 9 footers.

The Warehouse is south but pretty close to you. I haven't been there in years but they have 9 footers that are in pretty good shape.

Most of the other pool halls such as Click's and Fast Eddies are mostly 8 footers and the condition of the tables varies.

Hit me up via pm if you want to play some or have any questions about tournaments, leagues, or anything.
Well, Skinny Bob's is likely going to be my first stop and I'll certainly be PM'ing you in about a month or so. I do have a few friends in Austin that play pool but being separated and all has been good for my game. I think I'm going to want to get out a little more than they will.


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Welcome to Texas Jude. If you're ever in south Houston, PM me for some cheap sets and the first round.

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Lots of places - 04-01-2016, 09:21 AM

There are more Pool halls in Texas then anywhere in the country, you wont be disappointed.

Skinny Bobs is number without a doubt, clean and well kept place and tables.(Action)

The Warehouse just remodeled, re-felted the tables, good for practice (little Action)

Buffalo's downtown, its for tourist, a bar with tables. Tables are ok at best (no Action)

The Grand is a Pool Hall, it use to be the spot for Action years ago, still has good tables, I think there all Gold Crowns (some Action)
  
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There are more Pool halls in Texas then anywhere in the country, you wont be disappointed.

Skinny Bobs is number without a doubt, clean and well kept place and tables.(Action)

The Warehouse just remodeled, re-felted the tables, good for practice (little Action)

Buffalo's downtown, its for tourist, a bar with tables. Tables are ok at best (no Action)

The Grand is a Pool Hall, it use to be the spot for Action years ago, still has good tables, I think there all Gold Crowns (some Action)
Thanks, this is great info! I did spend a weekend in Austin a couple years ago and stopped into Buffalo's with the wife. I'm glad your opinion and mine match-up perfectly. It's a very nice spot but not exactly a player's room.


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Welcome to Texas Jude. If you're ever in south Houston, PM me for some cheap sets and the first round.

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I can't see why I wouldn't go to Houston. They have baseball and pool, what else is there?


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04-01-2016, 09:48 AM

Jude, thank you for this thread. Saved me from starting one.

I have to go to Johnson Space Center for business in the next few months (timing of that depends on the astronaut's schedule), and then go visit my Dad in Georgetown during the same trip.

He goes to bed early (8PM), and instead of climbing the walls at that time, figured I'd go play a little pool. Turns out Skinny Bob's is a 10 minute trip! Excellent. Looks like I'll be packing a cue for this trip.

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I can't see why I wouldn't go to Houston. They have baseball and pool, what else is there?
Houston has more Pool halls than any city in America by far!!! Action on every side of town, most of it is cheap, but it is Action.

If you want some high dollar Action, Big Tymes is the place, Bogies or Clicks during the day, you wont be disappointed.
  
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