Practice Pool FUNdamentals in a Historic Billiards Hall

Chris's Billiards

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a fundamentals of pool class with Pat Hays
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.


What You'll Do

Chris's Billiards hasn't changed much since Martin Scorcese, Paul Newman, and Tom Cruise were there shooting their 1986 Oscar-winning film, The Color of Money. Now a BYOB, it's as atmospheric as ever, with overhead lights piercing through the dim room and illuminating the billiard tables where you'll meet instructor Pat Hays. During the pool lesson for beginners and intermediate players, she'll cover the fundamentals of the game, including proper stance, aiming, and strategies.

  • Learn the Principles of Billiards
    Instructor Pat Hays focuses on the stance and physical preparation needed to pocket object balls, as well as controlling the cue ball.

  • Practice New Techniques
    After reviewing stance, stroke, and bridge, participants can practice what they've learned and receive coaching and critique from Hays.

  • Feast Between Games
    Chris's Billiards sells hot dogs and hamburgers, and is BYOB. After the lesson, students can rent tables to practice their play.


Your Host

Pat Hays Pat Hays
Pool Instructor

Pat Hays has been fascinated by pool since she was a child. She learned how to play the game by watching the pros, imitating the best players she could find, and taking lessons from the best instructors. When she noticed that Chris's Billiards was home to the women's pool league, she immediately joined, and soon was winning trophies, giving lessons, and serving as the president of the prestigious Tuesday Night League. Now she teaches classes through the Discovery Center and recruits new members for the very same league.



Tips from Groupon Customers

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  • “really nice staff and very fun venue. I had a great time on this excursion, would definitely repeat!”


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    Chris's Billiards

    4637 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60630

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In a Nutshell

Pool expert Pat Hays guides students through the FUNdamentals of billiards in the historic hall where The Color of Money was filmed

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 14th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 2 participants or subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Wear comfortable casual clothing and flat shoes, sandals, or sneakers. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.