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July 13, 2009

What's a good local billiards spot?

billiardsA little while back (almost a month ago, I'm ashamed to say), reader Margaret sent me an e-mail asking if, since Edgar's closed, there is another billiards club where a middle aged couple can rent a table for a night.

I thought about it for a bit, and I have to say, I'm at a bit of a loss here.

I went back and found a Fab Five Friday I did in November of 2007, but it wasn't that helpful ...

The only lead there is Sports 2000 in Dundalk. A commenter said the place was really smokey, but I'll bet that's changed since the ban went into effect.

I'll bet the Dave and Busters in Arundel Mills still has pool tables, but I don't know if that's the best place for a middle aged couple. Seems to rowdy. What do you think?

Do you know of any good billiards spots in or around Baltimore where a middle aged couple can hang out for a night?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:46 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Is the Recher pool room still open up in Towson? I havent been there in a few years, but it used to be pretty good.

I believe it's the Rec Room in Towson next to the Recher Theater.

There's also Fletcher's in Fells Point; there are a couple pool tables downstairs there last I remember.

Good call, Mather. By the way, how is your Summer going? Playing any softball?

There used to be both the Satyr Hill Cue Club near Perring Plaza and Top Hat Cue Club just across the street. Both were pool only and open until 2 a.m. Satyr Hill catered to kids more, while Top Hat was for 18-over.

I'm only guessing these are still around cause I haven't been to them in forever.

Neither served booze though, so could be a draw back.

Sports 2000 is probably the best place to play pool. It has a ton of tables (probably like 20 - 30). It used to be terrible because of the smoke but now not so bad. Castaways has 2 tables upstairs, and that bar is never crowded so it makes for some enjoyable pool

Straight Pool game uses all 15 balls, which are typically racked with the eight ball in the center and the one and five balls on opposite corners at the back of the rack. Players or teams take turns sinking balls, gaining a point for each ball pocketed, until a predetermined score is reached.

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