Reverberating with the clack of cue on ball and the clink of glass on glass, Slate Billiards hosts gaming get-togethers with finger foods and ample drinks. Parties of two or four gather around tables lined with blue Z9 billiard cloth for one-hour games of 8-ball, 9-ball, and 52-ball pickup. Between shots, sharks tear slices away from pepperoni pizzas and gnaw honey-barbecue wings. Glasses and bottles of pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon emerge from behind the polished stainless-steel bar, while trendy lights filter through pitchers of Stella Artois, Shipyard, and Shock Top. After the game, guests can retire to play rounds of darts, challenge each other to a video game, or fruitlessly punch the jukebox that knows neither pain nor the Fonz.