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 billiards, drinks, and bar fare at Pockets Pool and Pub.
Pockets caters to billiards buffs and gaming gurus with 24 pool tables, seven dartboards, and a menu of American pub fare. Settle long-standing scores and new-standing traffic disputes under the dim lights, where players can challenge each other to games of eight ball and nine ball ($9/hour). A brick-walled darts area provides indoor athletes with ample space for any plastic-tipped projectile (games start at $0.50), and more than 50 HDTVs air sports on a constant loop. For refueling purposes, the full bar and restaurant serves up a host of popular brews and snacks. Split a plate of chicken wings slathered in your choice of sauces ($5.95 for 8; $8.50 for 12) or chow down on a bacon cheeseburger ($8.50) so all-American it does catalog modeling part-time.