Like an Easter egg hunt at a chicken-pox ward, billiards asks you to pocket striped orbs while trying not to scratch. Keep your mind on the game with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a billiards outing at The Big Kahuna in Huntington (up to a $45 value). The package includes the following:
- 90 minutes of pool (a $21 value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $10 value)
- Two beers or premium mixed drinks (up to a $14 value)<p>
Corner pockets and bellies fill up simultaneously at The Big Kahuna, a billiards club and eatery filled with jade pool tables and plates of pub fare. Finger-friendly Kahuna Lite Bites ($5 each) such as mac ‘n’ cheese bites, chicken fingers, and chicken cordon bleu morsels replenish energy stores in between rounds of pool and leave forks free to double as cues in case of emergency. Tapestry draped chandeliers and 11 large-screen TVs illuminate an exposed brick bar, which pours out Budweiser, Corona, and other domestic brews to the pulsing soundtrack of ceramic orbs exploding apart. Parties can seek out respite inside the fireside lounge, which cultivates cozy chats and a direct line to Santa before and after games.
The Big Kahuna
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.