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Best Bars For Billiards In Detroit

February 20, 2014 8:00 AM

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One of the great things about Detroit is having a nice mix of older and newer establishments that suit a range of personalities. So when the mood strikes to hit a spot with billiards, the choices are there. The bars and lounges that have billiards range from upscale and modern to historical and casual. There are so many options, that this is the second list of excellent places to play billiards CBSLocal has complied. Here is the first round of best places to play pool. Grab a cue stick, rack up the balls and check out more of the best billiards in town listed below. Now break!

Centaur
2233 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-4040
www.centaurbar.com

The Centaur is a contemporary cocktail lounge that features a stellar drink menu. The three levels of sophisticated decor offer different possibilities to match your mood. And when the mood strikes to play some pool, head to a billiards table. The area where the pool tables are located has expansive windows, making this the absolute best place to play billiards in the city.

Cliff Bells
2030 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543
www.cliffbells.com

Cliff Bells offers those looking for some billiards action a refined and laid-back place to play. After enjoying a gimlet or sidecar, head over to the pool table in this stylish nightclub. Start a friendly competition amongst friends or ask someone at the bar to join you. No need to call it a night after shooting the eight ball into the corner pocket; find a seat and catch a blues or jazz show on the gorgeous stage. Cliff Bells features phenomenal performances virtually every night.

Two Way Inn
17897 Mt. Elliott St.
Detroit, MI 48212
(313) 891-4925
www.2wayinn.com

The Two Way Inn is the oldest bar in Detroit, and has history anecdotes to prove it. Established in 1876, this bar has been a speakeasy, jail and a host of other things before it became the Two Way. This is a place where the drinks are inexpensive and each person who walks through the door will be treated like family by both the staff and the patrons. This is the spot to engage in a rousing pool tournament while listening to music playing on the jukebox.

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Circa 1890 Saloon
5474 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 831-1122

Circa 1890 Saloon is a neighborhood watering hole that is perfect for slinging back a beer while the casual environment is great for a chill approach to gaming. Step up to the plate and test your skills at the pool table. After sinking the final ball, reward the winner with a congratulatory round and a pat on the back, and perhaps move on to a different challenge like darts or even checkers. Or just cut your losses and sit back, relax and start a conversation with the other patrons who are generally more than happy to oblige.

Related: Best Bars With Drinking Games In Detroit

Woodward Avenue Brewers 
22646 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 546-3696
www.thewabsite.com

Woodward Avenue Brewers is the place to go when you want to really let loose with a bunch of friends. Grab a stout and hit one of the pool tables because this brewery is the best spot to let loose and have a blast. The crowd here knows how to party, and the best part is, everyone is invited. Patrons are friendly and the staff is accommodating; it can’t get better than that. The expansive floor plan allows for plenty of room to stretch out as you rack the balls, even when it gets packed.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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