An upscale take on the pool hall, this vast second-story expanse is as well-suited for chatting and imbibing as it is for shooting some stick. With room to spare, The Billiard Company offers 20 neatly kept pool tables, and four that have been converted into pillowed couches that practically beg one to nap on them. There are two ping-pong tables (with a metal fence on one side to protect pool players from errant slams) and surprisingly intimate, candlelit banks of plush sofas and table seating. A projection TV, the size of a dining room table, and scattered smaller televisions beam sports happenings from baseball to surfing, while a mix of pop and hip-hop is piped in over the sound system. If the surroundings don't impress you, head to the bathroom: The automatic hand dryers seem as if they were picked up off the tarmac at LaGuardia. Watch the skin on your hands ripple under the wind power as—for once—they actually get dry.Pool and Ping-Pong
Daily, $15 per hour (rates are for up to two players; add $4.50 for each additional player).
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