Sports played with spheres are easier to master than rectangular sports, such as Rubik’s cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Circle fun with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a billiards outing for two at Fast Eddy’s Billiards in Capitola (up to a $28.25 total value). The outing includes the following:
- One hour of billiards play for two people (an $11 value)
- One pitcher of any beer (up to a $14.25 value)
- One order of regular fries (a $3 value)<p>
Since Fast Eddy’s is an all-ages pool hall, included beer may be substituted for a pitcher of soda.<p>
Twenty pool tables populate Fast Eddy’s Billiards’ 7,000-square-foot facility, which also plays host to a selection of arcade games, a full selection of beer and wine, and a kitchen that slings out appetizers. Cue mavens line up their shots on the regulation-size tables, taking advantage of free pointers from the owner, a former pro. Between turns, guests can build a dollhouse made of french fries while sipping on draft pitchers of Budweiser, Sierra Nevada, Kona Longboard Island Lager, or Newcastle.
An Internet jukebox pumps out customer-chosen tunes as guests battle it out on pool tables, beer-pong tables, dartboards, and arcade games, and widescreen televisions showcase sporting events that entertain guests and inspire young, impressionable billiard balls.
Fast Eddy's Billiards
Picture a pool hall. Wood-paneled walls catch the light of suspended billiards lamps, which illuminate clusters of tables—19 of them to be exact. And these tables are not kiddie sized or Astroturf topped; these are regulation tables: fit for aimless amateurs and seasoned professionals alike. This is Fast Eddy's Billiards, where fun-seekers can revel not only in friendly and competitive games of pool, but also at dartboards, foosball tables, pinball machines, and beer-pong setups.
A former billiards professional still hangs around this scene, giving newbies a crash course on the basics of pool play. Above the din, neon signs rattle off the names of domestic and imported beers—available by the glass and by the pitcher—and a kitchen attendant preps bar-style snacks such as jalapeño poppers, onion rings, chicken wings, and breaded zucchini strips. Free WiFi can occupy compulsive email senders, and an Internet jukebox keeps carousers bopping with tunes of choice.