Though many people associate pool sharks with the murky depths beneath the diving board, the original sharp-toothed tricksters were actually masters of billiards. With today's deal, you might just spot one in its native habitat: for $10, you get two hours of pool and $20 worth of snacks and drinks at Pink Galleon Billiards and Games. Your Groupon is good for Pink Galleon's South County, Creve Coeur, and Cape Girardeau locations. Pool is free Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and all day on Wednesdays, so make the most of your Groupon with a late-night table or a weekend outing with friends.
Unlike the poolrooms of old, which required a skilled artisan to cut and paint new billiard balls after every game, each of Pink Galleon's locations offers modern conveniences such as flat-screen televisions, air hockey tables, and chicken-strip technology. Amidst underwater murals at the Creve Coeur location, a giant shark swims over the pool tables with an eight ball in its menacing mouth. Though not all locations offer a giant shark, each of Pink Galleon's cue-sports centers offers a full bar and tons of snacks, such as breaded inferno wings ($4.75), mozzarella sticks ($4.75), a chicken strips basket ($5.45), or a 12-inch deluxe pizza (with ham, sausage, pepperoni, and green peppers, $7.80). Every location shows UFC fights on multiple flat-screen televisions, so you'll have enough entertainment without bare-knuckle boxing your companion in his handlebar moustache and breaking a monocle. If two hours of pocket billiards and a bacon cheeseburger ($5) whet your appetite for more, Pink Galleon offers tons of arcade games, air hockey, ping-pong, darts, and more.
Psychologists assert that playing pool is a useful barometer for measuring a person's way of approaching life, work, and love. If your crush spends more than four minutes setting up a shot, it may mean you need to make the first move. Bring job applicants in for a few games to see if they'll rely on an offered bridge when the necessary shot is a far reach. If they hustle you for all you're worth, hire them on the spot.
The Riverfront Times has listed Pink Galleon Billiards and Games as the best place in St. Louis to play pinball, saying:
- Long known for its pink felt pool tables, mythic paintings of sex-kitty sea nymphs and almost-nightly drink specials, the Galleon may not have the area's deepest collection of machines, but for the connoisseur, a stop at the Pink Galleon is as inevitable as the steel ball's inexorable slip past the napping flipper. Looking for the new Harley Davidson game -- replete with simulated engine roar and miniature bikes? Head for the Galleon. How about the latest mannequin-outfitted Austin Powers game? You got it, the Galleon. – Riverfront Times