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Eastside Billiards

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163 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10128 40.779309 -73.955062
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-831-7665 Send to Phone

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Mon-Thu, 3pm-2am; Fri, 1pm-4am; Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm; half-price beer, $4 well shots
Sat-Sun, noon-7pm; half-price beer, $4 well shots

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa


Mere mortals looking to test themselves here should be forewarned: The populace is an intimidating mix of tic-ridden beanpoles and Super Mario clones who probably dream about spherical geometry. Eastside is a stick-shooter's oasis, with one large room full of regulation Brunswick tables sporting tournament-grade cloth; it's strictly business with little to no pick-up scene or bar traffic. The atmosphere is upper-echelon rec room, with gray carpeting, leather sofas, iPod tunes, and even frozen pizzas reheated in a toaster oven. Those who don't play pool can watch sports on a projector TV or, as perhaps makes more sense, try to improve their game by taking paid lessons from an Eastside regular.

Special Nights

League games take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, and women play for $5 all night on Thursdays after 8pm.