Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page Name a pool hall you wish was still open today
Reply
Page 1 of 21 1 2311 Last »
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
Name a pool hall you wish was still open today
Old
  (#1)
fast&loose designs
Chris Santana
fast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond reputefast&loose designs has a reputation beyond repute
 
fast&loose designs's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 831
vCash: 500
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Join Date: Jun 2010
   
Name a pool hall you wish was still open today - 12-27-2017, 09:09 AM

Being from Southern California, there are lots that have closed down in the 15 or so years I've been playing. Golden Cue Billiards in El Monte CA is for sure the one I wished most was still open. What are yours?
Attached Images
 
  
Reply With Quote

Pool Room
Old
  (#2)
pocono
AzB Silver Member
pocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond reputepocono has a reputation beyond repute
 
pocono's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,815
vCash: 500
iTrader: 51 / 100%
Join Date: Aug 2004
   
Pool Room - 12-27-2017, 09:24 AM

Tacony Billiards,Philly
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
Bob Jewett
AZB Osmium Member
Bob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond repute
 
Bob Jewett's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 18,858
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
   
12-27-2017, 09:27 AM

It's not so much the pool halls themselves; it's the players who inhabited them. It would be pointless for Palace Billiards or Cochran's to come back to San Francisco or the Blue Cue (1965-1967) to come back to Berkeley if the people I remember in them were not there.


Bob Jewett
SF Billiard Academy
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
xianmacx
AzB Silver Member
xianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond reputexianmacx has a reputation beyond repute
 
xianmacx's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,820
vCash: 500
iTrader: 26 / 100%
Join Date: Feb 2004
   
12-27-2017, 09:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Jewett View Post
It's not so much the pool halls themselves; it's the players who inhabited them. It would be pointless for Palace Billiards or Cochran's to come back to San Francisco or the Blue Cue (1965-1967) to come back to Berkeley if the people I remember in them were not there.
Which one was upstairs in the tenderloin? IIRC it was cochrans. It was still open around 2001...

Ian
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5)
HUKIT
F* ks Given...Zero
HUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond reputeHUKIT has a reputation beyond repute
 
HUKIT's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 282
vCash: 500
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
   
12-27-2017, 09:57 AM

Harold's in Roselle Illinois.


We all make choices, but in the end our cocks make us.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6)
gh8st
Registered
gh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond reputegh8st has a reputation beyond repute
 
gh8st's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 654
vCash: 500
iTrader: 21 / 100%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Jul 2005
   
12-27-2017, 09:59 AM

Julian's. and Chelsea Billiards - NYC

Last edited by gh8st; 12-27-2017 at 10:22 AM.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#7)
SC02GTP
AzB Silver Member
SC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond reputeSC02GTP has a reputation beyond repute
 
SC02GTP's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,114
vCash: 500
iTrader: 117 / 100%
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Shelbyville, Ky
   
12-27-2017, 10:05 AM

Bank Shot Billiards, Louisville, Ky
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#8)
AtLarge
AzB Gold Member
AtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond reputeAtLarge has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 11,628
vCash: 500
iTrader: 77 / 100%
Join Date: Apr 2008
   
12-27-2017, 10:07 AM

Country Club USA, Chelmsford, MA
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9)
HereWeGo
♬♩♪♫♬♩
HereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond reputeHereWeGo has a reputation beyond repute
 
HereWeGo's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,748
vCash: 1225
iTrader: 89 / 100%
Join Date: Jun 2008
   
12-27-2017, 10:12 AM

211 Club - Seattle.


"I'm the best you ever seen, Fats. I'm the best there is. And even if you beat me, I'm still the best." - Fast Eddie
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#10)
Jimmorrison
AzB Silver Member
Jimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond reputeJimmorrison has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 341
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: May 2017
   
12-27-2017, 10:14 AM

Gentlemen Jim’s, Lake St. Mostly a bunch of jerks, but good tables and good house cues.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#11)
Bob Jewett
AZB Osmium Member
Bob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond reputeBob Jewett has a reputation beyond repute
 
Bob Jewett's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 18,858
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
   
12-27-2017, 10:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xianmacx View Post
Which one was upstairs in the tenderloin? IIRC it was cochrans. It was still open around 2001...

Ian
They were within a couple of blocks of each other when I knew them. They both had windows to Market Street, but Cochran's entrance was on Golden Gate.

Cochran's was taken over by Tony Annigoni and partners after they had taken over and then closed Palace Billiards. I believe Cochran's was rechristened "The Cue Club" and may have turned into Hollywood Billiards later. It now seems to have been turned into residential space, judging from Street View.


Bob Jewett
SF Billiard Academy
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#12)
hang-the-9
AzB Silver Member
hang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond reputehang-the-9 has a reputation beyond repute
 
hang-the-9's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 11,316
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: MA
   
12-27-2017, 10:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AtLarge View Post
Country Club USA, Chelmsford, MA
I second that, I did not often go to that room, but when they were going and pool was also going, the had some nice tournaments there.

Country Club was the place I first saw pros in person, including a teenage Alex P that was drawing a crowd even then.

Another one in Boston area that was a great room was Brighton Billiards. Basement room with 8 pristine setup GC tables, tight space, crowded, waiting lists, smoked in, but always enjoyed going there. It would probably have to be a tie for me between Brighton and CC if I could only see one open, but it has to be with the provision that the rooms were like they were in their prime for any of them. I don't want to see some run-down place with 3 players in it and 14 kids spilling their beer on the tables listening to rap about doing chicks and buying cars.

A lot of rooms closed in the Boston, central MA area that I miss, Mr Billiards in Framingham where I learned to play, GeeCues in Marlborough, Boston Billiards (oddly enough for a chain this was one of the bigger action rooms in the area). About 3-4 more rooms closed that I visited for tournaments.


"I'll back you against anyone, as long as you did not know you were playng for money"

Charter member of the D-Bag Club, we stick to the letter of the rules not the spirit, and up yours!

Last edited by hang-the-9; 12-27-2017 at 10:53 AM.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#13)
8BallWonderland
AzB Silver Member
8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute8BallWonderland has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 642
vCash: 500
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Join Date: Mar 2011
   
12-27-2017, 10:52 AM

Chelsea billiards NYC
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#14)
DawgAndy
AzB Silver Member
DawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond reputeDawgAndy has a reputation beyond repute
 
DawgAndy's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,195
vCash: 500
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Join Date: Feb 2004
   
12-27-2017, 10:52 AM

Starchers in Akron Ohio...had action all the time at any level and was open 24/7-365..a real poolroom
  
Reply With Quote
For me
Old
  (#15)
desi2960
AzB Silver Member
desi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond reputedesi2960 has a reputation beyond repute
 
desi2960's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 4,457
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 50 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2006
   
For me - 12-27-2017, 11:07 AM

It would the billiard palace, bellflower .ca, when it was upstairs.
  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 1 of 21 1 2311 Last »

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.