If you’re looking for a place to rack em’ up, Sacramento has a number of pool halls to suit your playful mood.

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Hard Times Billiards

5536 Garfield Ave.

Hard Times Billiards has been voted the best Pool Room in Sacramento by a number of surveys.  This is not a bar with a few pool tables, it is a pool hall for serious billiard players that also serves drinks.  They have 31 tables in 12,000 square feet.  They also have spectator seating in their 8 table tournament room so you can watch and learn from the pros.  You can rent tables by the hour and they also serve beer and food.

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Bar R15

1431 R St.
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Bar R15 has several pool tables for a fun night out.  The four competition-quality pool tables are yours for just $1 a game.  And on Monday nights, it’s free! But be advised, don’t put your drink on the table and there is a strict rule against “pool cue dancing”.

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Jointed Cue Billiards

2375 Fruitridge Rd.

It may not have the most modern décor, but reviewers love the laid back atmosphere.  The tables are in great condition and the place is clean.  Tables can be rented for $5.40 an hour for one person, $8.00 for two and just a dollar more for each additional player.  While you’re at the Jointed Cue, you should also check out their burgers which are described as ‘amazing’.

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Blue Cue

1004 28th St.

The Blue Cue is an upscale pool hall that features valet parking and is known for it single-malt scotches more than its billiards.  It features eight pool tables covered in blue felt.  There is no league play here only casual games.

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Players Pub

9729 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite D
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Players Pub has pool tables, but a lot of other games, too.  It has 11 pool tables that go for $1.50 a game along with shuffleboard, darts, air hockey and video games.  They have a Nine Ball Tournament every Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. for a $5 entry fee.  They also have 11 TV’s to watch other sports.