The expression "behind the 8 ball" can apply to many of life's obstacles, from facing a traffic-court judge to accidentally baking your car keys into a pie. Sink problems into the corner pocket with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of games, pub fare, and drinks at Déjà Vu Billiards.
Voted the Best Place to Shoot Pool in a Montgomery Advertiser poll, Déjà Vu boasts high-end Diamond pool tables and a fully-stocked bar and kitchen. This entertainment emporium gives adults 21 and older oodles of options for late night mischief, including time-honored hand-eye coordination challenges such as darts, and rousing exercises in public embarrassment such as karaoke, a favorite of shame-gobbling shame goblins. Billiards tables host everything from friendly games to competitive league tournaments ($5 per hour), while those who delight in the thrill of slightly spirited competition can try their hand at game show-inspired events like Déjà Vu's homage to Minute to Win It, a jaw-dropping showcase of otherwise useless talents. More laid-back entertainment takes a seat at the comprehensive digital jukebox, flat-screen TVs, and full-service kitchen, offering pub favorites such as spicy hot wings ($6.75), loaded potato skins ($6.25), and the hamburger with Angus beef ($6.75). The bar serves up hard liquor and mixed drinks ($3.50–$6.75), and draft and bottled beers ($2.75–$3.25), with cut-rate happy hour prices and rotating daily specials ensuring even the shiest patron can afford to sop up enough suds to inspire cruise-director levels of friendliness.
Open until 2 a.m. or later, Déjà Vu boasts Montgomery's only smoke-free smoking building. A high-tech smoke management system keeps the air clear and the bar smelling fresh by filtering smoke out of the facility 14–16 times an hour, a boon to nonsmokers and professional air tasters alike. Call ahead to check the availability of pool tables.