Whether you’re a skilled pro looking for others to play with or a pool newbie out with a few friends, there’s a bar with a pool table waiting for you. See below for some of the best.
118 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This Old City pool hall has eight billiards tables spread out over two floors. With plenty of room to roam around and relax, the tables at Buffalo Billiards are available by the hour and are pro-rated to the minute. Don’t come here just to play pool, however. There are also dartboards, skeeball, foosball, shuffleboard tables and 17 HDTVs to watch the game on. Two bars, great drink specials and a menu full of American pub food are also part of this fun spot. Oh, and there’s free pool for those in the service industry every Sunday and Monday night.
1231 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Garage is located on Passyunk Avenue, across from Pat’s and Geno’s, and even though you can bring in your own cheesesteak, chefs and food truck owners rotate in to cook and grill for the bar. This place used to be a Satellite Auto Body, but does not operate as a garage, as its name might have you believe. Inside, you’ll find food trucks, pinball, skeeball and a pool table. For drinks, the bar focuses on cans and cans of craft beer, with over 200 types available.
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Good Dog Bar
224 S. 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Head to the third floor to find the pool table at this Center City bar. If there’s a wait for the table, try your hand at a game of darts or head to one of the bars located on the first or second floor for a drink. Good Dog is famous for its award-winning Roquefort cheese-stuffed burger, so have a seat at one of the wooden tables if you get hungry and enjoy some food while you shoot pool.
909 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
North Bowl is more than just a bowling alley – this entertainment venue has 21,000 square feet and two floors of bowling, arcade games, dining and pool tables. The pool table is located on the second floor and is in close proximity to the lounge and arcade games. Designed to look like a vintage bowling alley from the 1950s, North Bowl opened in 2006 and offers an entertaining night. While here, you’ll want to try a few orders of the popular tater tots.
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
This eclectic restaurant is located on South Street and awaiting you upstairs are its two pool tables. Before or after you play, make sure you try some of Tattooed Mom’s food, which includes many vegan and veggie options as well as comfort food like tater tots, nachos and pierogies. At the bar, enjoy some local and national draft favorites or a creative cocktail. Check out the interesting art that lines the walls here and enjoy the candy and toys that are found on the tables.
Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.