Where To Play Pool In London
Whether you’re the Ronnie O’Sullivan of the pool world or still unsure exactly which end of the cue to hold, there’s nothing like a bit of competitive socialising on your night out. We’ve drawn up a list of recommended places with pool tables in London, and we’ve even let you know which ones serve food, are open all night, turn into nightclubs and have ping pong tables, too.
Calling all sports enthusiasts and those who love a game of pool or two, Rileys sports bar in Haymarket is the ultimate late night den for drinking, socialising and playing pool in London. Cotchin' in the heart of the West End and decked out with pool tables, table tennis, darts and HD screens to lap up all the sports, Rileys is the one for activities.
Number 1 London offers quite a lot for the avid pool player: three American sized pool tables, two English pool tables, 12 50” Sport screens, great beer and wonderful cocktails. At night, they bring out their talented DJs for a genuine club experience, while they also have a foosball and ping pong tables for extra competitive entertainment.
Offering a stunning interior design that features hunting lodge antler furniture, 1950s stained glass and an antique, silver-leafed billiard table, this is one spectacular place to play some pool (well, billiards to be precise). If only the most refined surroundings for your pool antics will do, The Billiard Room at the Sanderson Hotel is a must.
Inspired by one of the greatest American movie stars, Q Shoreditch is a venue that's got it all. Along with a late-night club, swish restaurant and smart cocktail bar, the revamped space also has an American pool lounge and casino.
South London's Catford Bridge Tavern not only has a pool table, but also a huge beer garden come summer months. If the weather isn't playing ball, head inside for open fire places, cosy seating and a Caribbean twist on traditional menus.
The Bat and Ball is perched in Stratford Westfield, catering for all your bar gaming needs alongside pizza, DJs and a mightily stocked bar. Challenge your mates to some chilled out games of pool and crown the champion.
The Beehive has got to be one of the best places to play pool in London. But that's not all. You can also try your hand at darts or enjoy a number of board games while sipping on craft beers from breweries around the area. There's also a cool beer garden if you fancy a breather.
Searching for the best London bars for playing pool? Sports Bar & Grill has got you covered, toting five snooker tables and offering a range of freshly-poured pints. It also shows all your favourite matches and has a menu of tasty bites, including an award-winning burger.
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If you're looking to enjoy a few games of pool over a couple of pints close to Victoria, it's all about Riley's. One of the leading sports bars in the city, there's no less than 5 snooker tables as well as 4 English and 12 American pool tables; plus, plenty of TV screens to catch all the professional action.
Looking for a friendly pub with games in Hackney? Okay so it's not exactly a pool table, but for those wanting to try a cue based game with a little bit of history behind it, playing some games of billiards at the People's Park Tavern should do the trick. Come for a few games in the summertime then head out to their suntrap beer garden on the fringes of Victoria Park.
One of the best bars in Bermondsey is also a great place to play pool in London. This quirky Bierkeller is bringing you a mammoth array of craft beers to try out alongside a set of full-size pool tables for you to challenge your friends.
Not only does this new sports bar boast one of Europe's biggest sporting screens, but it's also a hotspot for a little competition of your own. There's three pool tables available for hire, so you can have a drink, a bite to eat and a tournament or two.
Styled like a New York pool house, 1920s Bar is a chilled bar with decking, lipstick red furniture and a fun-time party vibe. Their DJs kick up a storm on the decks with a mix of your favourite tunes from all genres, while you get competitive on their 8ft American pool tables.
Based in London's Victoria, Greenwood has drawn in crowds from across London with its offering of great food, ice-cold craft beer and a handful of fun pool tables. The food and drink menu is, of course, the headliner here, but it's the sports bar that's really caught out attention. With pool tables, big screen TVs and all your favourite drinks at the bar, you'll struggle to find a better place to shoot some pool with your mates in London.
This Indian barbecue restaurant in the City has a pretty unique pool room with its very own self-serve whisky dispenser to sip form at you battle it out. To top it off, their menu of mouthwatering grilled eats includes a butter chicken wings and their iconic tandoori lamb chops.