An upscale pool-hall-cum-lounge, this bi-level recreational playground has more than two dozen professional tables, jukeboxes, arcade games and six flat screen televisions that broadcast movies and sports. This is no seedy, pool shark-lurking hangout: Exposed-brick walls, high-top tables and leather booths accommodate novices, slackers and those just looking to chill.
A lounge area boasts a fireplace and swanky sofas. The food extends beyond chicken wings and mozzarella sticks; main entrees include filet mignon in port wine sauce, grilled salmon with citrus butter and sauteed shrimp over fettuccine alfredo. Sandwiches, fancy salads and homespun parlor desserts like banana splits and hot fudge sundaes fill out the rest of the menu. Two bars serve signature cocktails that include about 30 martinis. Co-owner and professional player Tom Karabatsos gives lessons by the hour for those who feel like taking pool seriously. Special events and tournaments are held throughout the year, offering prizes and gifts.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Jean Kwon