The owners of Society Billiards have built a pool hall (with ping-pong tables and a dartboard) for everyone — from the most grizzled hustlers to the greenest rubes. The bar is bright, big, friendly, and the Diamond tables are the same that the pros use. But even though Society Billiards has a serious pedigree (there’s a pro shop and an in-house pro), there’s zero pretension — the staff is incredibly friendly, there are leagues starting up for every level of player, and there are even regulation “bar pool” tables in the back if you’re going for a smaller game. The food and specialty drinks are delicious, and change regularly to stay seasonal: the paninis are big and thick and go well with cocktails like the Woodsman Martini (Michter’s bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, peach bitters). The rates for the pool tables vary depending on the time and day, but they’re always reasonable, with a Monday-through-Friday draft happy hour. If you head there late, you might just catch some pros going to work.