Shoot Pool, not people
Where was Ye Billiard Den located?
Santa Monica Blvd. at Swanson, just a couple of blocks east of La Cienega. The House of Billiards where Brian hung out was always called 6th and Western, even though it was actually at 6th and St. Andrews, one block west of Western. The original Hollywood Billiards was on Western a couple miles north at Sunset Blvd. In between all these was Celebrity Billiards on Vine St. where there was always action as well. The best after hours spot was Tournament Billiards, a few miles south on La Cienega at Washington Blvd. This was a predominately "black" poolroom full of jam up players. A pool scuff like me could spend his time just moving back and forth between these five rooms and never have a problem finding games. I must have made this route a thousand times in my first four years in L.A.