As the old adage goes, playing pool within 30 minutes of eating has zero impact on your ability to dream. Swimmingly stroke the cue with today's deal: for $15, you get two hours of pool plus $15 worth of eats and drinks at CueTopia Billiard Cafe in South San Jose (a $30 value). Pool is normally $7.50 per hour but half price before 4 p.m.; sharp shooters playing before that magic hour will receive four hours of pool instead of two. Table time is priced per person, so two can split this Groupon for an hour of play each, or feel free to slap a dueling billiard foe with a gifted Groupon for extended doubles play.
CueTopia has no shortage of felt to roll on, with 25 Brunswick tables strewn about the spacious interior. Bring your own stick, or wield one of the pool hall's top-notch Dufferin Hi Run house cues crafted from fine maple and recycled arrows. While your opponent is wrangling and triangulating the balls, extend a competitive cheers with more than 20 domestic and imported bottles ready to crack ($3.75–$4.50) and a half-dozen draft pitchers primed for pouring ($11–$15). For the nature enthusiasts in the pool hall, CueTopia serves up fruit juices ($2) as well as fermented fruity wines ($4.50).
Before sinking the eight ball, you might want to pick it up, give it a firm shake, and magically decide whether to get a saucy order of buffalo wings ($4.75) or a 100% pure-beef quarter-pound Chicago dog with all the fixins ($4.25). Each dog is dressed finer than a schnauzer in a bonnet and receives first-class transport inside a locally raised Roma Bakery bun.
A two-hour pool-playing minimum is required. You may use the entire value toward pool but cannot use it solely for food and drink. Must purchase at least one food item if purchasing drinks.
- While you shoot some pool, you can order some drinks or food. They have a good variety of drinks. The people who work here are very friendly and attentive. – Thao N., Yelp
- Great place to shoot some pool, throw down some cold ones, and get yourself a big ol' Chicago Style Hot Dog. Yesserie. They satisfied my jones for a chidog today and then some. – Paul S., Yelp
- One of the most inviting pool hauls [sic] around. Staff will bring you beers, the table rates are good, and pleasant environment to have co-ed fun. – Zakk D., Yelp
Cuetopia Billiard Cafe
Cuetopia Billiard Cafe offers a haven from 9-to-5 grinds and with frosty beers and friendly games of foosball, darts, and pool. Beef hot dogs and polish sausages steamed in beer and served on freshly made Roma Bakery rolls deliver a taste of Chicago as satellite sports packages stream on a big-screen TV. While guests enjoy more than 40 different brands of beer, the crack of professional-grade balls reverberates across the felt of 25 Brunswick tables.