Best poolroom in Austin?

easy-e

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What about one of those Tyvek type suits to wear that zip up. They are very comfortable and not at all expensive.
You could move around easily and at the end of the night your clothes and skin will not take on that odor.
Just a thought, albeit possibly a stupid one.
I have access to as many of those suits as I'd like! I'm a safety manager for a company down here helping build the Tesla plant. I doubt I'd ever wear one of those to the pool room, since playing pool is probably my SECOND reason for going to the place. *wink*
 

Dead Money

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I have access to as many of those suits as I'd like! I'm a safety manager for a company down here helping build the Tesla plant. I doubt I'd ever wear one of those to the pool room, since playing pool is probably my SECOND reason for going to the place. *wink*
Depending on the girl a full body Tyvek suit may not be a bad plan!

How long will you be in this area?
 

easy-e

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Depending on the girl a full body Tyvek suit may not be a bad plan!

How long will you be in this area?
At least a couple more weeks, maybe longer. Our company will be working here for years to come, but I just get here to set up the safety program.
 

Dead Money

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At least a couple more weeks, maybe longer. Our company will be working here for years to come, but I just get here to set up the safety program.
Very good. That Tesla plant is a big place and a big deal for this area. It was not long ago that area was not much but corn fields! Even 130 is some what new!
 
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9ballscorpion

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What about one of those Tyvek type suits to wear that zip up. They are very comfortable and not at all expensive.
You could move around easily and at the end of the night your clothes and skin will not take on that odor.
Just a thought, albeit possibly a stupid one.

Imagine going into a pool room looking like this.
 

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mnorwood

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It is not my intention to change the subject of the thread however this video might give others some insight on what made Austin a place everyone wanted to be and why people who knew it have moved on as it has been mobbed. It is also not my intention to disparage anyone who has moved there over the last 20 years. I am posting this to show people what it was. Jump to the 2:30 mark in this video and listen to SRV talk about why he moved there. I am not angry about Austin changing. The only constant in this world is change. If something you love dies move on and build something new.
 
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Dead Money

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It is not my intention to change the subject of the thread however this video might give others some insight on what made Austin a place everyone wanted to be and why people who knew it have moved on as it has been mobbed. It is also not my intention to disparage anyone who has moved there over the last 20 years. I am posting this to show people what it was. Jump to the 2:30 mark in this video and listen to SRV talk about why he moved there. I am not angry about Austin changing. The only constant in this world is change. If something you love dies move on and build something new.
Ummmm video?
 

easy-e

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It is not my intention to change the subject of the thread however this video might give others some insight on what made Austin a place everyone wanted to be and why people who knew it have moved on as it has been mobbed. It is also not my intention to disparage anyone who has moved there over the last 20 years. I am posting this to show people what it was. Jump to the 2:30 mark in this video and listen to SRV talk about why he moved there. I am not angry about Austin changing. The only constant in this world is change. If something you love dies move on and build something new.
I certainly see the charm of the city. Good food, and lots of quirkiness. Personally, I can't stand it here. The traffic is irregular and frustrating. The homelessness and panhandling is not just tolerated, but seems to be encouraged.
 

Z-Nole

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I certainly see the charm of the city. Good food, and lots of quirkiness. Personally, I can't stand it here. The traffic is irregular and frustrating. The homelessness and panhandling is not just tolerated, but seems to be encouraged.
I travel more than most people for work, but for some reason never made it over to Austin. When I finally did I was completely disappointed. I walked out of my hotel and took a turn to be greeted by one guy pissing in the corner and then turned the other way to see a guy take a shit in an alley. The girl at the front desk said something about a new ordinance where people could camp out for so many hours without being hassled. I’m sure there are awesome places in Austin, but I stayed downtown and saw more than I wanted.
 

Kickin' Chicken

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drank some beer and hit some balls at the famous Broken Spoke honky tonk in Austin maybe 25 yrs ago. Tremendous atmosphere, bad table (abuse, beer stains, etc), and great live music. Loved my short visit to Austin, hope to return someday.
 
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MitchAlsup

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It is not my intention to change the subject of the thread however this video might give others some insight on what made Austin a place everyone wanted to be and why people who knew it have moved on as it has been mobbed.
As someone who has lived here since 1983, Austin has changed from a sleepy large town,
{that happened to have the state government and a large college positioned within its boundaries},
Into a fabulous full sized city, with all the benefits and detriments that come with a transition like that.
It is also not my intention to disparage anyone who has moved there over the last 20 years. I am posting this to show people what it was. Jump to the 2:30 mark in this video and listen to SRV talk about why he moved there. I am not angry about Austin changing. The only constant in this world is change. If something you love dies move on and build something new.
 

Hungarian

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I travel more than most people for work, but for some reason never made it over to Austin. When I finally did I was completely disappointed. I walked out of my hotel and took a turn to be greeted by one guy pissing in the corner and then turned the other way to see a guy take a shit in an alley. The girl at the front desk said something about a new ordinance where people could camp out for so many hours without being hassled. I’m sure there are awesome places in Austin, but I stayed downtown and saw more than I wanted.
Sounds like a slow day in Austin.
 

Dead Money

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I certainly see the charm of the city. Good food, and lots of quirkiness. Personally, I can't stand it here. The traffic is irregular and frustrating. The homelessness and panhandling is not just tolerated, but seems to be encouraged.
Yes, the smart people on the city council decided that repealing the public camping ban would be ok about 18 months ago. I think they were surprised that the small groups of random homeless camping under bridges here and there grew exponentially almost over night. Some of the open encampments are huge! Ride along the access roads of Hwy 290 also known as Ben White between Lamar and I-35 or under 183 west of I-35. Sad to see the people living this way. I do not know the solution.
 

easy-e

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Yes, the smart people on the city council decided that repealing the public camping ban would be ok about 18 months ago. I think they were surprised that the small groups of random homeless camping under bridges here and there grew exponentially almost over night. Some of the open encampments are huge! Ride along the access roads of Hwy 290 also known as Ben White between Lamar and I-35 or under 183 west of I-35. Sad to see the people living this way. I do not know the solution.

I live less than a mile from there. I see it all the time. The whole place looks like trash.
 

tableroll

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Hey, folks. I was wondering what the az forums believe the best poolroom in Austin, TX is?
I've tried Warehouse billiards, and it was fine, but it doesn't seem like a place for serious players.
Thanks in advance.
Joe
Take on this guy who beat Skyler 2 years ago. James Davis Sr.
 

jtompilot

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I finally made it out to Skinny Bob's last night. It is a nice pool room with a friendly staff. And just the Friday night tournament had maybe 25 players with three players around 720 Fargo speed! I doubt I'll go back, simply because I woke up this morning and could smell the smoke on my skin and clothes. If you don't mind smoke, it's a cool spot.

The players there told me about a place in South Austin called Betsy's Billiards, that was the first time I'd heard that place mentioned! Apparently it has just 8' Diamonds, but is smoke free! I'll hit them up soon and report back.
8’ tables, yep must be Texas
 

Dead Money

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drank some beer and hit some balls at the famous Broken Spoke honky tonk in Austin maybe 25 yrs ago. Tremendous atmosphere, bad table (abuse, beer stains, etc), and great live music. Loved my short visit to Austin, hope to return someday.
You should see that area now. Most of that road is built up with condos and apartments. The Spoke itself is actually bookended by condos now but it is still open and in operation. It's not the same though Mr. James White passed away recently.:( https://www.brokenspokeaustintx.net/
 
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