Mon-Thu, noon-1am; Fri-Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-midnight
5pm-8pm; $4 drafts and domestic bottles, $5 wine, $6 well
N, R, W at 23rd St.; F, V at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Like playing games with your date? Well, whether you're looking to work through dominance issues or you just want to meet up with friends to shoot some pool, this is the best billiard joint in Chelsea. Though it's not the cheapest place to rack 'em up, this well-lit bi-level pool hall maintains its tables beautifully. And unlike with many of its competitors, there's more than enough room between the tables: You'll actually spend more time between shots conversing with your own group than enduring the inevitable drama at nearby tables. There's also food available in the attractive upstairs dining room.
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