View Full Version : what is your poolhalls hourly rate !

05-08-2003, 11:43 AM
just wondering, the poolhalls i frequent the most one is ballbusters which is $3.50hr and mosconi's is $4.30hr.

but am online checking out different poolhalls and the hourly rate is about to give me a heartattck. sheesh

05-08-2003, 11:49 AM
I had intentions of making this post today actually:-p. The rate at my hall right now is $4/hour for one and $8 for 2 or more. 8 bucks an hour can get pretty pricey when it's just you and a buddy practicing /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Also, there used to be another place in town that was $3 and $6... but they just closed up recently.

05-08-2003, 11:51 AM
$5 for just me, but I get a 20% APA discount on weekdays. Some of the places in Manhattan, on the other hand... highway robbery!!!

05-08-2003, 11:57 AM
Depends on where i go, it can range from Free to $9.50 an hour for one player and $2 more for each additional player.
some place here have "power play" where you can rent a table for up to 7 hours as many players as you like for i think under $30. good deal i think (NYC)

05-08-2003, 12:03 PM
$9.50 an hour for one player <hr /></blockquote>

got damn, that's one poolhall i'd never go to, i like to know what they're smoking. damn my friend is working on opening a ph, and just yesterday we were discussing and hourly rate, we both seem to agree with $3.00 hourly rate, and i dont think that could hurt anyone, sheesh even if they played for 3hrs it would only cost them $9.00 but for $9.50 and hr, that would cost $28.50........ o my god

05-08-2003, 12:05 PM
6.50 an hour at one, 4.50/9.00 an hour at the other /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
And this is in the midwest, where things are supposed to be cheaper! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

05-08-2003, 12:11 PM
snooker and 3C tables are 12 an hour lol /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Although that one place is starting to give a a %50 discount between 12PM and 4 PM... when there is no one in htere but me lol

Pizza Bob
05-08-2003, 12:25 PM
Range in price from $4.00 to $6.00 per hour, PER PLAYER. However, the more expensive one has a daytime special of $10 for noon to 6 PM on weekdays, and $15 on weekends.


Pizza Bob

05-08-2003, 12:39 PM
I pay $3.00 per hour daytime, er that is if I play. LOL
Actually a little drive and it's $5.00 all day until 6PM.


05-08-2003, 12:48 PM
Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to close, $6
Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to close, $8


05-08-2003, 12:56 PM
The good rooms here run 8 to 10 per hour table rate. Some do offer free pool until 7pm just to get people in there. Mine costs 10, but reduced rates and some free time for people playing on teams out of there.

05-08-2003, 01:01 PM
Here in the Queen City one can play for "FREE" from 12PM untill 7PM everyday on 9FT AMA Playmasters with Simonis at Rack Runners, Breakroom, Players and Sharkey's which are all owned by Mark (the nicest owner in town).
Ya'll c'mon down ya'hear!

05-08-2003, 01:12 PM
4 1/2 by 9 gandy $3 per hour per person
4 1/2 by 9 Diomand $4 per hour per person

05-08-2003, 01:14 PM
Breakers Billiards $4 an hour Sun-Thurs $8 Fri-Sat no matter how many are playing with you.

Bumpers $7 an hour everyday no matter how many playing.

J&amp;J Billiards $3 an hour for one, $6 for two, $8 for three peeps.

05-08-2003, 01:21 PM
I believe TJ's is $5.00 and hour for one right now and $7.00 for two. But during the summer, you can play from 1:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. for only $5.00!!! now thats a deal!

05-08-2003, 02:13 PM
weekdays its $3.50/hr
weekend days its $4.00/hr

About the same for other pool halls in the Cincy Area. Some higher some lower. Depends on what you want in a pool hall.

05-08-2003, 02:15 PM
Hello Everyone. I've never posted here before, but I've been reading everything for about the past 6 months.


I've heard the Boston area is among the highest in the country in terms of cost of living. I had no idea.
The best deal you can get around here is to play in a suburb 30 miles outside of Boston. You can pay $5 to play all night on the weeknights. Most places also have a daily special, something like $10 to play all day (until 6 pm.)
Otherwise, lets see...the closest poolhall to me, which has excellent shape GC3's with Simonis is about $7 per hour for 1 person, $9 or $10 for two. In Boston, Brighton Billiards is probably the best room, and its $8 for one person. Boston Billiards, Jillians, Big City Billiards, etc. are all about $12 per hour on the weekends for one person. In Quincy, there is a great room that charges something like $10 per hour for one person, or $12 for the Diamond tables for any number of people. If you play in the tournament ($10 Tues, $20 Thurs.), you can play for $6 for the rest of the night.

I went to FL, and played at Art's Place in Naples. It was something like $3.50 per hour. I just couldn't believe it. Is that what its like to live out of the northeast? I need to move.


05-08-2003, 02:44 PM
7 dollars down and 3.5 per person with a max of paying 7 which means on a snooker table with five guys playing gold things are normally pretty cheap.

05-08-2003, 02:46 PM
$2.50/hour at Imperial Lanes in Terre Haute.

05-08-2003, 02:59 PM
Billy Weirs is $4.00 per hour 1 person $8.00 per hour for more than 1.


05-08-2003, 03:49 PM
The place I play at is $4.00 hour for one person and $8.00 for two or more. This is for either the four 4 1/2' by 9' Gold Crowns or about half of the 3 1/2' by 7' Valley coin ops. The other half of the Valley tables are $1.00 per game.

05-08-2003, 04:02 PM
Clicks at El Paso has a day rate of $3 per person, 11 am to 8 pm. Great Deal! Then goes to $3/hr per person. Makes me wish I lived closer to it.

05-08-2003, 04:31 PM
you can shoot from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. for $6.00 per person.from 6:00p.m.-12:00a.m. it's $20.00 for four to a table.those prices are in Canadian dollars.

05-08-2003, 05:06 PM
My local charge is about $9 an hour I think, (7 per hour).
I get it half rate though so I pay about $4/5 per hour.

05-08-2003, 06:25 PM
Now that I am a "senior" I play at a community center for free. IMHO if a person could join some organization like the American Legion, Elks, Moose, etc. you could get a lot of free pool, cheap drinks and maybe some good tables.
P.S. I took a pool lesson this week at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, CA with Scott Lee. At managements request we were moved to a private room. Although we did not have to pay it because they moved us, the rate for that room FYI was $20 per hour, the regular floor rate was $8 per hour.

05-08-2003, 06:39 PM
Here in Lebanon,Pa, I pay 3.00 per hour - 2.50 if there are two people /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-08-2003, 06:59 PM
Here in albany ny we pay about $ 4 per hour per player for either pool or 3 cushion

05-09-2003, 02:22 AM
Here in Estonia its 3$ an hour (brunswick Centurion tables 9")(no-matter how many players). Snooker is 4$ and Russian Pyramid is also 4$. So all u guys in here pay for playing ? No free table time or something ?

05-09-2003, 07:18 AM
Generally it's about $7 to $8 per hour around the NY-NJ metro area.However here in the city when I go out on a Friday night it's $12 per hr for 1 person after 6pm.

L.S. Dennis
05-09-2003, 07:51 AM
Well like Boston and New York, San Francisco is not cheap. I've had my own table for years now but I think eight to nine dollars an hour is about right for SF.

05-09-2003, 08:15 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr> Here in the Queen City one can play for "FREE" from 12PM untill 7PM everyday on 9FT AMA Playmasters with Simonis at Rack Runners, Breakroom, Players and Sharkey's which are all owned by Mark (the nicest owner in town).
Ya'll c'mon down ya'hear! <hr /></blockquote>I found out yesterday that Players and Sharkey's now have "FREE" pool ANYTIME 12PM to 2AM!
What a great deal!

05-09-2003, 08:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Tom_In_Cincy:</font><hr> weekdays its $3.50/hr
weekend days its $4.00/hr

About the same for other pool halls in the Cincy Area. Some higher some lower. Depends on what you want in a pool hall.
<hr /></blockquote>

Sharks n Shooters is half-price from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm ($1.75 hr. per person) He's got an old Gold Crown in there that plays pretty nice. That's where I practiced after the fire at SnookerS.

05-09-2003, 08:29 AM
We jumped from $1.80 to $2.40 per hour about 2 years ago. We also have the option to play Bank pool where the loser pays for the game. It was $.25 per cue but I think that it has gone up to .$50 per cue. I look at the prices in different parts of the country and smile because I didn't realize that I had it so good. We even had a small boycott when the prices jumped to $2.40 per hour.

05-09-2003, 03:17 PM
You would think it would be cheaper around here, but at Chattanooga Billiards Club it's $8/hr during "peak" time, no matter how many players, and $4/hr during off-peak times. However, they have a $50 annual membership which lets you play free during off-peak and for $4/hr during peak, so that's not bad. And it is a rather upscale pool hall. Before I had my own table, I drove 30 miles to play there every weekend. I added up my table time after a few months and decided I needed to invest in my own table...

05-09-2003, 04:19 PM
Rod..Can you give me the name and add. of the $5/day place? Ocassionaly get over that way and badly need somewhere to practice.

phil in sofla
05-09-2003, 06:53 PM
$3.75 to $4.00 singly, a slight discount playing another person.

$5 'days' (opening to 5, 6, or 7 pm, depending) is standard, and my normal PH goes from $4 to $7 a 'night' from 7 p - 2 a, up to 7 hours for a flat rate. Very good deal.