Even as bears hibernate for the winter or squirrels hide in rubber trees when it rains, humans don’t need to stop being active during inclement weather. Within the walls of The Stadium’s family-friendly activity center, visitors can revel in activities such as dodge ball, indoor batting cages, and a golf simulator. Kids can also keep creditors off their back with bouts of laser tag, frolic in the bounce house, or get together for birthday parties or sleepovers in a safe, supervised environment.
Break Bar & Billiards combines the elements that make a neighborhood bar worth revisiting into an urban adult playground. At the 55-foot bar, bartenders dispense 18 draught beers and a dozen different bottles, while a full kitchen crew whips up a menu of buffalo wings, nachos, and burgers. Between brews, the staff allows patrons to hit the billiards, table tennis, air hockey, and vintage arcade games to decide who will buy the next round or who has to swallow the eight-ball. The 7,000-square-foot space is lined with exposed brick, industrial heating vents, and vaulted ceilings, lending a sophisticated feel to the playground.
Inside Pyramida Billiards, walls drenched in red, purple, and green lighting surround pool players as they hit balls around 14 tournament-level Brunswick tables. Open seven days per week, until 3 a.m. on Fridays–Sundays, the facility hums with a music selection that ranges from classical to hip-hop. Breaks between matches give patrons a chance to browse more than 25 different beers available, which can be paired with snacks or puffs from a hookah. In a separate area, more than a dozen arcade games buzz and bing for high scorers, and a ping-pong table accommodates paddlers trying to sharpen their fly-swatting technique.
Most pool halls evoke the smoky, timeworn atmosphere of a friend’s basement. The Big Kahuna decided to go a more upscale route. Stylish sofas flank a stone fireplace, wrought-iron lamps cast a warm glow over every table, and 11 big-screen TVs broadcast seasonal sporting events from spacious ochre walls. Alongside the hall’s billiards and ping-pong tables, a granite and brick bar furnishes icy sips of Budweiser, Corona, and other domestic brews to the pulsing soundtrack of ceramic orbs exploding apart. The hall’s kitchen stays open until the bar closes to balance libations with a menu of buffalo wings, steak-fajita wraps, and plates of chicken parmesan.
The Cue Bar is the place to go for beers and sliders with your buddies after work, or a glass of wine after the movie during a hot date, or on a nice day just because. This is a centrist joint, a community-oriented spot, a place with something for everyone, and with special appeal to locals. "NYDaily News.com"