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?
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...
Country Club USA, Chelmsford, MA