"San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi. " according to WikiPedia. According to Frank Sinatra, he left his heart there. Well, if he has to go back, don't do it in a car. That traffic can kill you. LOL. Anyway, I did find some good pool halls in this city.
Tables are decent, Aramis, Simonis, some tight pockets, Mexican food, but sketchy street at night.
Address: 5179 Mission St Crocker-Amazon (415) 585-2331 http://www.billiardpalacade.com
GoogleRating: 4 on 56
ReviewersRating: Very Good
Tables: 13 x 9, 2 x 7, 3 x billiard
Cost: 1 Player ..... $8.00 2 Players.. $16.00 3 Players...$18.50 4 Players ..$20.00 5 or more ..$22.50
Food: Mexican food, including Tamales.
Great pool hall. Good food, plenty of leagues, BCA, APA, 9-ball, 10-ball, 1-Pocket
Tournaments: 3rd wknd, Sat-1-pocket,Sun-9-ball, $30/noon.
Eddie Cohen and I shot a few rounds after the close of the West Coast Swing of Pool Tournaments. Eddie and Kent Davis were just packing up their cues from the Cue Maker's Showcase they were hosting during the West Coast Challenge 10-BALL tournament there on July 8th.
Billie has an interview with Kent Davis, who I talked with at Danny K's in Anaheim, July 29th after he finished shooting in the weekly Sunday 9-ball tournament. He was my first match in the tournament and showed me how you can shoot like a god and be gracious about winning. He finished second overall that day.
Address: 40510 Albrae Street Fremont, CA 510-668-1670 https://www.californiabilliards.com
GoogleRating: 4.5 on 189
Tables: 9ft, 7ft, snooker tables
Cost: $5/$8 - 1 player $8/$15 - 2 players $10/$17 - 3+ players
Food: Inhouse bar & grill
Draw Billiard Club
Full bar, Beautifully decorated, Perfect tables, APA 8-ball league,
Inhouse 14-1 league by Shelby. Gorgeous furnishings, upscale crowd. The APA players were a mixture of guys and girls. They had a serious air, but obviously having a lot of fun.
The 14-1 players were a little more serious and a friendly group of guys. I got to play a round with Shelby who squeaked past me at the end for a win.
Address: 64 Shattuck Sq Berkeley, CA (510) 647-9032 http://www.drawbilliardclub.com
GoogleRating: 4 on 21
Tables: 10 x 9ft, 2 x 8ft, 1 x 7ft
Cost: Summer rates $6 2pm-2am, Fri-Sat $12 7pm-2am
Food: Regular bar food
Beautiful tables, tight, Simonis cloth, perfectly set up.
Tournaments: Tue 9ball, Wed 8ball, Thu BCA, Mon APA 9ball. I shot with a local guy there named Kenny Koo at firstname.lastname@example.org It turns out he makes custom cues, too, just like Kent Davis and Eddie Cohen and is a great guy, too. Apparently all of these cue makers collaborate and turn up at tournaments showing their wares. One day, I'll get a few hundred extra dollars and get me a pretty looking, great shooting cues, like they make.
This is a safe neighborhood. Good for young couples on weekends and great for serious players anytime.
Address: 2807 Geary Blvd Laurel Heights (415) 931-1115
GoogleRating: 3.5 on 149
Tables: 16 x 9ft, 1 x 7ft
Food: Restaurant / bar items
Upstairs from a club in Japantown. BYOB. They sell soda mixes from a refrigerator in back.
Address: 1528 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA (415) 673-3514 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fillmore-Billiards/557643620913378
GoogleRating: 3.5 on 9
Tables: 4 x 9ft, 2 x billiards, 2 x ping pong
Cost: $15 or $20
Legend Billiards & Snooker SF
Small house, downstairs has 2 9ft pool tables and 4 beautiful snooker tables,
upstairs 2 9ft pool tables. A quiet place, 1 couple was there on Wednesday night late.
Address: 1948 Ocean Ave San Francisco (415) 335-9228 https://www.facebook.com/1948oceanavenue/
GoogleRating: 4 on 29
Tables: 4 x 9ft, 4 x snooker, 3 x billiards
Food: No beer
Rack 'n Cue
On S.F. State University campus. We’ve got over 20 awesome arcade games to give you a break from your busy life or play anytime on our professional Brunswick pool tables. You can also battle it out during our bi-monthly video game tournaments or compete in our weekly individual 9-ball tournaments.
Address: Parkmerced 1650 Holloway Ave,
Cesar Chavez Student Center (415) 338-1921
GoogleRating: 4 on 64
Tables: 5 x 9
Cost: 1 PLAYER STUDENTS $1.75 AS STAFF $1.50 BILLIARDS CLUB $1.25 NON-STUDENTS $2.00 TWO OR MORE STUDENTS $2.00 AS STAFF $1.75 BILLIARDS CLUB $1.50 NON-STUDENTS $2.25
Food: Chinese food
The Broken Rack
Great food, fun date place, tables are in very good shape and 2 diamonds are tournment tight, others medium size for fun with friends. Some serious shooters are there. Mon 8-ball BCA league, Thu 1-pocket league. Tue 9-ball tourny $20, special tourneys on Mem Day, Labor Day, New Years Day also.
Does comedy and pool mix? You bet! Check out this interview with Pharoah
Address: 5768 Peladeau Emeryville, CA 94608http://www.billiekelpin.com/lois-lane-interviews-the-comic-pharaoh/ 510-652-9808 http://thebrokenrack.com
GoogleRating: 3.5 on 133
Tables: 16 olhausen 9ft, 2 Diamond
Food: Full bar and food menu.
Town & Country Billiards
Clean, remodeled with Simonis cloth and Amarith balls, Wed league. They have ladies night on Tuesdays where ladies play free with at least one paying party.
Address: 1 San Pedro Rd Daly City, CA (650) 992-7900 https://www.facebook.com/Town-And-Country-Billiards-228290113863721/?rf=266598733458836
GoogleRating: 3.5 on 57
Tables: 8 x9
Cost: 1-$6.50, 2- $12, 3-$14, 4-$16, 5+-$18
Food: Beer and bar food