Darn it, I was in KC a month ago and drove to Shooters for action. I would have at least played some there if I only knew.
If folks keep sending them in, we can compile by state and ask Mike to do something with it. Plus I would like to see Pool Hall Trails by geographic areas if there are enough and owners want it.nice thread..whenever I've traveled the past few years, I've tried to visit old 'halls
not much for old pool still open in seattle, I don't think
the zoo's been around since the 70s..they have a few bar tables, and a snooker table
I know there's that goplaypool app (cool app btw)
but is there just a printable pool hall list out there?
maybe if we "pooled" our knowledge in a simpler way
it would make it easier for players to find the old spots
It's a great room, here's an article about it:
Photo by Rebecca Norden and Caleb ConditEvery day the residents of Raytown walk by Raytown Recreation without knowing the piece of history that sits right below their feet. Behind an unassuming door that you can miss if you blink is a subterranean pool hall that is the home to the legendary “Big...www.kansascitymag.com
Minnesota Fats said they hurt the game when they moved it to a nine footer.You hit on a ten footer awhile and you realize it is the size a table should be. Not so big you are always bridging but big enough to make you work. Banks roll a long long time too! Nice intimidation factor when a ball is rolling back under you and you don't bother looking as you are getting down on the next shot.
Minnesota Fats said they hurt the game when they moved it to a nine footer.
People that didn’t appreciate Fatty’s game are probably surprised he said that.
Mottey and J. White's place: http://www.breakersbilliardsandlounge.com/ Opened in '03 so not real old its still the best place in town.So far, so good:
Country Retreat Family Billiards & Grill Boone, NC
Cue and Cushion St. Louis, MO
Booches Columbia, MO
? Cedartown, GA
Metropolitan Billiard Parlor Morgantown, WV
Raytown Recreation KC/Raytown, MO
Southern Billiards Starkville, MS
The Cue Ball Salem, OR
Romine's Miwaukee, Wi
Orton's Wilmington, NC
Chattanooga Billiards Club Chattanooga, TN
Jack n Jills Brewster, NY
Triangle Billiards Endicott, NY
Pinky’s Turtle Creek/Pittsburgh, PA
People's Memphis, TN
Chalk and Cue St Joe, MO
Joe Jost's Long Beach, CA
Got to be more. Please post them.
According to their FB page a new owner is in charge, Kris Peck is the name. Still open.
Breakers has been open a lot longer than that...I played there in ‘85.
Lakewood, Calif? Its currently closed iirc. Read that somewhere. UD: FB page says they're closed but may have new owners.Lakewood Family Billiards been around since 1964. Still going. One of the products of the family billiards craze of late 50s early 60s. One of the owners from early 70s to 1999 I believe used to play pretty good and covered his own tables to boot. Among others, they have some ACME gold crown look-a-likes that have probably been there since they opened.
We opened in 1996 and are still going - 10 tables in a rural market, although this is a tourist area in the mountains, which helps. We don’t have alcohol, but our food and beverage operation amounts to 90+% of our sales.
A majority of our customers have never once played pool here - roughly half of that being take-out orders. If it weren’t for that, we would never have made it.
All the old time pool rooms in smaller towns in western NC ( virtually all of them had one or more rooms) have all closed up to my knowledge, without exception.
Best place there is, been going there since I was a teenager. My grandfather bought a cue there in 1969, it's still in my mothers closet.Salem Oregon...State Street a bit west of the Capitol. (edit) EAST...I should have said East. Sorry.