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Top Pool Halls In Philadelphia

Whether you're a pool shark, play regularly in a league or just love hitting some balls around over a few cold ones with friends, billiards is a traditional pub pastime that anyone can enjoy. If you're looking to enjoy a game of 8 ball, get ready to stack them, rack them, chalk them, and play them at one of these local pool halls.
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Buffalo Billiards
116 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-7665

Complete with tables on two floors, two full bars, 17 HDTVs and eight Brunswick pool tables, Buffalo Billiards is a great place to shoot some pool. If you want to distract yourself with a different game for awhile, try your hand at darts, skeeball, foosball or the bar's Big Buck Hunter video game. On Sundays and Mondays, Buffalo Billiards rewards service industry employees by offering free pool and discounted drinks with proof of employment. The pool hall pro-rates charges by the minute, so you only pay for what you play. If you work in Old City, head on over after work to take out your frustrations on the cue ball.

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Tacony Billiards

Tacony Billiards  
6201 Keystone St.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 338-4733

Tacony Billiards is a great place to shoot pool for all levels of players, from beginner to advanced.  Open seven days a week, you can stop by any day to shoot a game or two or join a league. Open since 1992, Tacony Billiards is the place that  "players" have been known to go for pool, food and a good time.  Everyone can play for only $3.50 per hour until 6 p.m. Ladies can play for free on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to close. Click here to see the rates for other nights. With a DJ playing in the bar Wednesday through Saturday nights, you can quench your thirst before, during or after the game.

BJs Billiards

BJ's Billiards
200 W Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 825-4699

Family owned since 1979, BJ's Billiards sports a fun family atmosphere where you can come to play a game in the pool room or purchase a table. Sunday is a special day in which players can shoot pool from noon until 5 p.m. for only $6 per person. BJ's has 14 tables in the billiard parlor and offers youth league lessons with Larry for those interested in learning the game. The billiards parlor also offers the option to book a private party for a special occasion or just to get the gang together for some fun.

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Drexeline Billiard Club
5100 State Road L-300
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 259-9144

Drexeline Billiards offers a state of the art experience and a family-friendly atmosphere. Come on in and feast your eyes on the wide array of tables in this Drexel Hill pool hall. The venue features 13 4.5' x 9' and two 4' x 8' Brunswick Gold Crown Pocket Tables, and even two 5'x10' Chevillotte Three Cushion Billiard Tables imported from France! Join a friendly Tuesday night weekly handicap 9-ball tournament, the Mezz 9-Ball Tour or 14.1 Straight Pool. With 32 flat screens spread around the room, you don't have to miss your favorite sports event while engaging in a friendly game of pool.

Markley Billiards
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Markley Billiards
1713 Markley St.
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 278-1595

Head on out to Markley Billiards if you want to shoot pool in a smoke free, family-owned business with a neighborhood feel and friendly environment. Markley's sports some great new equipment, including four Diamond Pro AM Bar Boxes and nine new Brunswick Gold Crown tables with Simonis Cloth. The pool hall has budget friendly rates of $4.95 per hour, specials for seniors 60+ and students under 22. Best of all, you can play for free on your birthday (ID required)! For the pool sharks, get your game on and play a tournament of 8 or 9 ball.

Joanne Apice is a full-time benefits manager with 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation from Wharton School and the International Foundation. A lifelong learner, PA Accident and Health, Life and Fixed Annuities Licensed, she navigates the employee benefit maze daily in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at

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