Best Bars For Billiards In Seattle

February 20, 2014 5:00 AM

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When it comes to Seattle and its nightlife, there is no shortage of sports bars and pool halls. Whether you’re a novice or an expert pool player, it’s always important to play the game in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. For some of the best pool tables and pool playing experiences, be sure to check out this list of billiards bars that are the top spots to play pool in Seattle.

World Sports Grille Seattle
731 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 223-0300

Formerly Jillian’s Billiards Bar for the last 22 years, Seattle’s longtime hangout and pool hall is now known as the World Sports Grille Seattle. It’s gone through an extensive phase of remodeling, but you’ll find that the local crowd and entertaining atmosphere remains the same. Be sure to check out the downstairs bar area which offers awesome views of Seattle’s Lake Union. Don’t forget to try the bar’s regional beers on tap and cuisine from the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being a great pool hall, World Sports Grille is also a favorite spot to watch weekly sports games on any of its many high-definition TVs.

The Corner Pocket
4302 Alaska St. S.W., Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 933-0320

The Corner Pocket is another of Seattle’s favorite pool halls/sports bars. Pool sharks can be found here day and night perfecting their game on the bar’s tournament-size tables as well as sipping a cheap, strong drink. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find The Corner Pocket open early on Seahawks game days and also for European soccer games. It serves up an authentic English breakfast of eggs, bacon, beans, tomato, mushrooms and toast as it readies for the day’s rowdy crowd.

Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 932-9906

The Beveridge Place Pub is a popular hangout for both sports fans and pool players. It features a game room with a few pool tables, dart boards, a foosball table, as well as couches and tables for playing board games. Tuesday is the best day to visit Beveridge Place Pub as it offers free games of pool all day long. You can also get discounted Belgian bottles of beer throughout the day and evening as you play pool. If you’re a sports fan and want to catch the latest Seahawks or Mariners game, Beveridge Place Pub is your spot. It also has satellite TV for your viewing pleasure and a vintage, turn-of-the-century Brunswick backbar that dates back to 1907. It is one of the finest pieces of woodwork in all of Seattle.

Related: Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In Seattle

Ampersand Lounge
113 Bell St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 239-0830

The Ampersand Lounge is a premier bar in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and hosts a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. During happy hour, bar patrons can play pool for just $1 a game and also get discounted pints of beer and plenty of well drink and bar food specials. Ladies can come in every Thursday for Ladies Night and get $15 bottles of wine, as well as other drink specials. Wednesday through Saturday, groove along to the latest Vegas-style mash-up music spun by the resident DJs while you’re waiting for a pool table.

Eastlake Zoo Tavern
2301 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-3277

At the Eastlake Zoo Tavern, you can play pool for free from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The tavern also offers up a number of drink specials during the weekday happy hour block. If you want to take a break from billiards, you’ve got plenty of other games and activities to keep you busy at Eastlake Zoo Tavern. These include long-table shuffleboard, snooker, ping pong, darts and pinball machines. This is a beer-only kind of tavern (and cash only too) and some may call it a dive, but those are usually the best places to hang out and take in all of the laid-back ambiance Seattle has to offer.

Related: Best Billiard Bars In Seattle

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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