As ceiling fans whir and beer signs cast a neon glow inside Rickochet Billiards, pool balls clack against each other and head-nodding beats keep the atmosphere upbeat seven nights a week. Stick-wielding customers face off at one of many pool tables, or grasp controllers to play video games on big-screen TVs. Bartenders at the full-service bar dispense draft beers and cocktails, accompanied by menu items including cheese sticks, pizza, wings, and onion rings. Daily specials include 8-ball tournaments, cue stick and case raffles, and showdowns to determine who can hold the most pool balls in their mouth.
With the clatter of bowling pins, the pings and buzzes of skee-ball, and the cries of victory from the laser-tag arena, the freewheeling return to youth that Quarters grants its grownup visitors is palpable. The 40,000-square-foot facility lets the good times roll as late as 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering a dose of after-hours entertainment that makes ordinary bars and clubs pale in comparison. Adding to the adult appeal is an on-site restaurant serving artisan bar snacks such as hand-battered onion rings and half-pound turkey burgers, topped off with classic and creative cocktails mixed with Bombay gin and Avion tequila.
Visitors indulge their competitive spirits within the multi-level laser tag arena, which pits two teams against each other in series of six-minute mock firefights. Teams navigate the maze of obstacles, ramps, and benevolent minotaurs, earning points by tagging opponents or ambushing one of the eight bases scattered throughout the arena. The plush couches that line Quarters' 10 bowling lanes also beckon competitors, as does a multi-table billiards room and an arcade packed with classic games such as Pac Man and air hockey.