Although many Americans use the terms billiards and pool interchangeably, they differ markedly in that pool can only be played while wearing inflatable arm floaties. Dive into the world of cue craft with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a one-hour pool table reservation for up to four people at Joe Broadway's Billiards in Staten Island (up to a $19 value).
Joe Broadway's Billiards pampers corner-pocket poachers with 10 Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables and an array of recreational amenities. Spend 60 minutes with up to three friends playing classic pool games, putting English on trick shots, and practicing English accents for Shakespearean soliloquies. A full bar and a variety of snacks replenish the energy sapped by cue-ball bashing, and a bevy of plasma TVs and an Internet jukebox keep winners entertained while the losers sort, rack, and repaint each of the balls.
Joe Broadway's Billiards supplements its top-quality tables with arcade games, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox 360, and free darts, allowing visitors to experience the thrill of competition without confronting their fear of chalk. The on-site pro shop carries dart supplies, pool cues, cue bags, and other accessories for the well-equipped billiards athlete. Union workers can stop by Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for free pool with a union ID.
Joe Broadway's Billiards
Brunswick Gold Crown IV pool tables offer up their ample pockets to shooters' careful aim in Joe Broadway's spacious playroom. Every night until 3 a.m., an Internet jukebox augments the triumphant clamor of hefty breaks with players' favorite songs or high-school geometry lectures. In between games of pool, players can belly up to the full bar for a beer and a gourmet burger, play a game on the Xbox or PS3 console, or raise the stakes with a free round of darts. Large-screen plasma TVs let players keep one eye on the game, and an onsite pro shop lets serious shooters replace their repurposed parade batons with real cues.