Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am
4pm-8pm; $3 beers, $5 well drinks
Wed, 4pm-9pm; $2 drafts, $5 well drinks
6 at Spring St.; J, Z at Bowery; B, D at Grand St.
Located on a block rarely trafficked by night, this pool hall seems to be known primarily to local Korean and Chinese kids despite its over-the-top wildlife décor. In the front barroom, a deer head peeps out among fake rock walls, tree trunks, bamboo vines, and burbling water; exotic fish meanwhile swim in an illuminated tank. The real sport here, though, is billiards, and business is conducted in a stark back room stocked with eight regulation tables and one of the city’s few snooker tables. Those who tire of watching from the elevated church pews lining the walls head for the bar to play dice and flirt with bar girls serving Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers, sake bombs, and fruity cocktails in glasses tall enough to double as vases. Word to the wise (or at least, the Bud fan): If you buy five beers in a bucket, you get one for free. You can use the savings for shooting stick.Extra
Billiards are $8 per hour, but cheaper rates apply for groups of two or more.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.