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Moving to Washington DC - 06-27-2013, 02:29 PM

Hey everyone.

I'm relocating to the DC area this weekend but am in town tonight with my dearest cue and was hoping to scope out the scene tonight. What are the go to spots in the DC area?

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06-27-2013, 03:58 PM

If you're in the suburbs, First Break in Sterling VA has handicapped 9 ball tourney at 8pm. There is action too if you're looking for that.


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06-27-2013, 09:47 PM

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I'm relocating to the DC area this weekend but am in town tonight with my dearest cue and was hoping to scope out the scene tonight. What are the go to spots in the DC area?

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First Break in Sterling is one good option, but it's 45 minutes west of DC.

There's usually day time action at Fast Eddie's in Springfield, but it's 35 minutes south of DC.

If you're literally in DC, then Bedrock Billiards in Adams Morgan is a good place.

Closer to DC, but in Arlington, is Lucy's (f/k/a Champions) in Shirlington.

Galaxy Billiards in Silver Spring is ok, but I like the others better.


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06-28-2013, 02:03 AM

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Hey everyone.

I'm relocating to the DC area this weekend but am in town tonight with my dearest cue and was hoping to scope out the scene tonight. What are the go to spots in the DC area?

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Krishna
There is not much in D.C. as far as an old-fashioned pool room. Most of them are more like sports bars.

Cory in DC gave you a few good leads where you can play pool.

Baltimore has some old-fashioned pool rooms. Once you get settled in, you might want to check out one of the weekend tournaments there.

Also, the Action Tour, I think it is called, is a regiona tour that has weekend tournaments. This would be a great place for you to hook up with other players in our area. I'm in D.C. myself.


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06-28-2013, 03:42 AM

Hi-Cue Billiards is in Arlington, 24 or something Gold Crowns, 2 Snooker tables...20 minutes or something west


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06-28-2013, 03:43 AM

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Hi-Cue Billiards is in Arlington, 24 or something Gold Crowns, 2 Snooker tables...20 minutes or something west
I might have to check this one out myself. Two snooker tables? That sounds great! Thanks for the info!


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06-28-2013, 04:36 AM

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Hi-Cue Billiards is in Arlington, 24 or something Gold Crowns, 2 Snooker tables...20 minutes or something west
Great well taken care of tables. But 99% of visitors are Spanish, quite place in week days, but buzzing during weekends, holidays, and on rainy days. Oh and they got a KENO board, for those that used to play it in the DC area back in the 80's you know who you are!!
  
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06-28-2013, 04:40 AM

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First Break in Sterling is one good option, but it's 45 minutes west of DC.

There's usually day time action at Fast Eddie's in Springfield, but it's 35 minutes south of DC.

If you're literally in DC, then Bedrock Billiards in Adams Morgan is a good place.

Closer to DC, but in Arlington, is Lucy's (f/k/a Champions) in Shirlington.

Galaxy Billiards in Silver Spring is ok, but I like the others better.
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Not sure if you been to Lucy's last week, they replaced the cloth on the 1st 4 tables, leveled, and they are great, soon they will cover the rest;
  
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06-28-2013, 06:07 AM

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Not sure if you been to Lucy's last week, they replaced the cloth on the 1st 4 tables, leveled, and they are great, soon they will cover the rest;
Big things are coming, for Lucy's.

I hope they pull it out of the crapper...It was really nice when we first opened it!


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06-28-2013, 06:08 AM

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Hey everyone.

I'm relocating to the DC area this weekend but am in town tonight with my dearest cue and was hoping to scope out the scene tonight. What are the go to spots in the DC area?

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And the DC area is pertty wide. Where you gonna be? VA? MD? DC proper?


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06-28-2013, 07:43 AM

Maybe I'm biased cuz it's closer for me, but it seems like the northern VA pool halls are nicer than DC or maryland halls. Like there are two or three places here with really good equipment and atmosphere. Lucy's tables didn't play very level, bedrock felt like a bit of a dungeon, had a bad experience with hi-cue charging really random rates like "it goes up 2 dollars on alternating thursdays depending on table size". If you can stand a little driving, you got lots of good options in northern VA. Try first break (diamonds), breakers in herndon (shimmed gold crowns with really fresh cloth, one diamond-like double shimmed table), q-ball (well maintained gold crowns, one tight and the rest pretty easy).
  
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06-28-2013, 07:59 AM

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Great well taken care of tables. But 99% of visitors are Spanish, quite place in week days, but buzzing during weekends, holidays, and on rainy days. Oh and they got a KENO board, for those that used to play it in the DC area back in the 80's you know who you are!!
Good news. I understand Lucy's is going to do the rest over the summer.

To me, Lucy's has more of a pool hall feel than a sports bar feel, except for Friday and Saturday nights (live music / karaoke).


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Good news. I understand Lucy's is going to do the rest over the summer.

To me, Lucy's has more of a pool hall feel than a sports bar feel, except for Friday and Saturday nights (live music / karaoke).
Will see with Danny G helping i think it has good chance of picking up, will see.
  
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Will see with Danny G helping i think it has good chance of picking up, will see.
If Danny Green is there, it will be happening. I might drive on over just to say hi. I always liked Danny, known him since he was a pup.

What days will he be there? Is he running weekly tournaments?


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