View Full Version : Manhattan Pool Halls
04-23-2002, 11:46 PM
I will be spending about five days in New York/Manhattan, and was hoping I could get some direction for a couple good pool halls, not looking for action, but just to play at and enjoy a good evening.
east and west amsterdam billiard club(east 86th st, west 76 st), corner billiards(4th ave/11th st). you won't get approached to gamble.
forget the rest.
04-24-2002, 02:24 AM
Amsterdam Billiards West, 344 Amsterdam Avenue (between 76th and 77th Streets) 212-496-8180, will be one of your best bets. They open at 11:00AM every day and have week day Power Players, $22.00 for up to 4 players from 11:00AM until 6:00PM, which is a great bargain for NYC.
Amsterdam Billiards West is my home room.
Broadway Billiards between Brdwy and 5th Ave. Monday to Thursday $4 an hour, Friday to Sunday $5 an hour. Open 24 hours a day. Lot's of good players IMO.
Oops I forgot it's on 21st street between Brdwy and 5th, BTW.
AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME ASKIN SOME ONE TO PLAY A LITTLE FOR THE CASH ?
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: DEADSTROKE32:</font><hr> AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME ASKIN SOME ONE TO PLAY A LITTLE FOR THE CASH ? <hr></blockquote>
IMO, there's nothing wrong with that. If you someone asks you just say NO, right? /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif
Some of my top choices (from an NC country boy) would include Amsterdam West, Corner Billiards, Soho Billiards, Chelsea Billiards and Amsterdam East. If you hit Hall of Fame Billiards in Brooklyn on their weekly tourney night you may be lucky enough to draw Jean Balukus! - Chris in NC
Chelsea closed down about 1 1/2 yrs ago. It's now called 'Slate' and is more upscale than Chelsea was. As you know, Chelsea was an old action room.
Don't know if your going to Vegas, I'm asking around in case I make it there.
04-25-2002, 10:11 AM
upscale; but not in a good way, it is more of a 'club' atmosphere, with pricey drinks and very loud music, and tables clothed for color rather than speed. I also wouldn't rec. Soho Billiards, which is over run with kids....You have received the 3 best, Corner (be prepared for a wait though anytime after 5pm) and ABC East or West...(given a choice east is better IMO, more room between tables and a floor that dosn't move and shake)!
04-25-2002, 10:24 AM
given a choice east is better IMO, more room between tables and a floor that doesn't move and shake)!
That's some tough action to fade. I could believe it coming from California with the earthquakes and all, but NY? Oh, the ell trains?
C.C.~~the midwest where the players shake. LOL
Cuechick is right about Slate, although they do have a snooker table those interested. ABC East doesn't move because it's in the basement vs. ABC West which is on the second floor.
Eric >full of useless knowledge
BTW, are there any rules of what attire to where at Amsterdam West?
It's pretty much come as you are. Underwear optional.
04-25-2002, 12:47 PM
Depends advisable!!!!!! /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Eric:</font><hr> It's pretty much come as you are. Underwear optional. <hr></blockquote>
Hahahah...thanks for the info. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif
cuz that someone just said he wanted to play for fun
YEP .IF YOU JUST WANT 2 PLAY SOME FOR FUN JUST SAY I'M NOT LOOKING 4 ACTION .JUST SOMEONE 2 HIT THEM AROUND WITH.
BUT IN THERE 2 HIT THEM AROUND YOU HAVE 2 PUT UP THE CHEESEZ.OR U'LL B BEATING YOUR BALL BY YOUR SELF...:-0
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