A throwback to the pool halls of yore, the Pool Room is located in a shopping center basement, giving it a delightfully subterranean atmosphere. Down there, there's little to distract from the wall-to-wall pool tables. A lack of windows makes it difficult to keep track of time, making it a great place to buy a pitcher and lose most of the day playing eight-ball. The crowd skews older, but the Pool Room attracts players of all stripes (and solids). The bar offers a serviceable selection of beer and cocktails. No patio or deck smokers will have to mill around in the parking lot.
Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. 2013