In 1998, the clack of billiards balls met the clink of cold beers at the first Fast Eddie’s Sports Tavern and Social Clubs in Amarillo. Since then, 17 more Fast Eddie's locations have sprung up across Texas and Louisiana, each letting guests sink corner shots at 8- and 9-foot Olhausen pool tables while sharing a few drinks and snacks such as deep-fried hot dogs. Beyond the felt, home runs and touchdowns play out on multiple big-screen TVs as darts fly into targets and foosball tables re-create the exciting theatrics of gymnasts struggling to play soccer.
Austin's Premier Sports Bar for over 26 years. Billiards, Games, Darts, Foosball, Golden Tee golf, AIr Hockey, Pinball. 23 HiDef screens for ultimate sports viewing. 3 - 10' HiDef projection screens. Large outside covered patio.
A name like Bread Winners likely conjures up images of fresh loaves of whole grain, cinnamon raisin, and banana nut bread. But bread isn't all this bakery whips up from scratch every day. On any given visit, guests are likely to find blackberry streusel or double chocolate muffins, key lime or peanut butter crunch bars, and other fresh-from-the oven treats like cream cheese rolls, apple streusel coffee cake, and individual caramel cinnamon raisin bread puddings. And that's just the beginning. In fact, Bread Winners serves a full menu of American comfort food morning, noon, and night—but it’s best known for its brunch which landed on Culture Map Dallas’s top 10. Bread Winners has four locations around Dallas, but the original Uptown location conveniently lives right next to sister business, The Quarter Bar. So start early with a mimosa or Bloody Mary alongside bananas foster waffles, an egg scramble, or a fresh fruit Danish, and then head next door after hours on a full stomach. Or reverse the order, and head to the bakery after a few rounds, where the list of more than 100 types of cakes, cheesecakes, cookie bars, and brownies awaits to soak up alcohol more readily than a heartbroken paper towel.
A flat-screen TV casts its photons upon leather couches that would make clouds jealous with their fluffiness. A coffee table anchors the spot, and it's only a small corner of the bar and grill. Beyond this bastion of basement-like coziness, Sharky's Bar & Grill houses more high-definition big screens, nine pool tables just waiting for the next bold belly flop, and those two other classic crowd-pleasers: food and drink. The kitchen staff prepares pub fare such as burgers, brats, and pizza. They also serve frosty beverages on the brand-new patio or invite guests to play bar games such as darts, NTN trivia, poker, and shuffleboard. Professional hockey-, football-, baseball-, and soccer-watching parties occupy Sharky's busy events calendar nearly every weekday, while weekly karaoke and pool nights let patrons show off their singing skills or well-honed eye-hand coordination.
Landscaped holes sprawl across the grounds of Putt-Putt Fun Center's three locations, challenging visitors to take hold of putters and test their short game. Besides putt-putt golf, the center has batting cages that hurl baseballs and the occasional tomato at various speeds. The attractions at Alley Cats Entertainment Center, include kid-friendly laser tag, rock-climbing, and an arcade, as well as a bar with billiards for the grown-ups. Both locations are home to giant arcades featuring state-of-the-art games and redemption centers to cash in tickets for prizes.
Specials and parties are offered year-round including summer camps, which are offered through Alley Cats and Putt-Putt Fun Center's multiple locations. At camps, kids ages 5 to 13 experience daily themes in a classroom setting from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 9 through August 22. All facilities are fully licensed for daycare and activities include days such as magic day, where children are taught tricks by a professional magician.
Some people like a cold beer or a mixed drink with dinner, but the regulars at Rack Daddy's prefer their dinner with a side of smooth baize. They send pool balls careening across tables' upholstered surfaces, facing off in games of pool and billiards. Xena Pizza, located next door, supplies Seattle-style slices layered with toppings such as Canadian bacon and spicy Italian sausage. Patrons can stay until 2:00 a.m., at which time all of the cue balls turn into pumpkins.