Flickering neon lights illuminate the faces of pool players at Fat Cats Billiards, their brows furrowed in concentration as they hunch over the deep-green tables. Others engage in lively games of darts and pause now and then to cheer for a particularly good shot or steal a glance at the game playing on one of the 15 flat-screen televisions. After games, friends gather at the bar for frosty beers, plump chicken wings, and juicy Angus-beef burgers to swap tips on making bank shots or harpooning any sharks that somehow swam into the billiards hall.
At All Stars Bar & Grill, entertainment is served alongside chicken wings tossed with spicy sauces, bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with avocado, and glasses of beer and mixed drinks. Patrons play games of Madden on Playstation 3s during Madden Monday Madness tournaments, play pool, or flock to the stage to listen to live bands or sing karaoke.
Chattanooga Billiard Club is a place for purists and billiards aficionados, however, that shouldn’t scare away newbies who want to learn or practice on some of the best equipment available. The billiards room protects an arsenal of 18 Brunswick Gold Crown IV 8- and 9-foot tables, as well as two championship-tournament 9-foot Diamond tables, all of which are equipped with high-quality Simonis felt. Players can arm themselves with Aramith balls and Nick Varner cues to experience tournament-caliber game play.
Chattanooga Billiard Club also features a dart league, a cigar room that sells rare and hard-to-find cigars, and a plush Havana Room lounge equipped with overstuffed leather furniture and flat-screen TVs that broadcast sports. A full bar and restaurant also serve up tasty fare such as USDA Choice ground-chuck burgers, flagship cuban sandwiches, and pub-style fish 'n' chips.