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 pool, pub grub, and drinks at Far West Billiards in downtown's historic Montvale Hotel.
With plush upholstered armchairs for mid-game lounging and a solid wood bar for post-game swallowing, Far West Billiards offers a casual respite from uncomfortable gaming halls. Saddle up to one of six well-maintained Brunswick Gold Crown IV Tables, or hang back and bank on a burger with a choice of toppings, including chipotle sauce, bacon, and avocado. While mourning the loss of long-forgotten geometry lessons, sip on some wine, draft and bottled beers, or a classic cocktail made with real fruit and premium liquors. A solid game of pocket-plumping can be had at $7 per hour on Mondays through Saturdays from 3 p.m.–6 p.m., and all day on Sunday; evening pool sharks can attack for $10 per hour.
- Far West Billiards is an oasis of clarity and geometry. – Dan Johnson, Examiner
- Far West continues to be a mainstay of the downtown drinking scene, with a spacious bar, lots of pool tables, darts boards and enough space to find an intimate corner to hide in. The American fare with gourmet accents will satisfy veggies and omnivores alike. – JF, Pacific Northwest Inlander
1001 W 1st Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201Get Directions