Billiards were invented during the reign of Louis XIV to forestall the latest aristocratic fad: replacing one's fingers with long, tapered wooden sticks. Feel the world from behind a wonderful wooden wand with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of billiards, café eats, and drinks at Pressure Billiards and Cafe.
Carom comfortably in Pressure’s laid-back hall while dazzling onlookers with acts of steady-handed precision. Thirteen professional, nine-foot Brunswick tables welcome elbows and cues more warmly than the moon welcomes handsome astronauts. To smoothen shot-making, eight flat-screen TVs transmit sports score updates, and an attached café serves rib-sticking fare. Conjure up courage for trick shots with a 3-Rail Punch ($8), or thunderously break racks while startling roaming bison after powering up with a basket of mozzarella sticks ($4.95). Affordable rates ($7.50 per hour for one person) leave wallets with enough cash for a cab ride home.
Beyond the borders of Pressure’s felt land, live music and comedy showcases offer frequent entertainment, and the café’s lounge-like atmosphere provides a chic spot to grab a drink or chow down without mistakenly munching on a cue-chalk cube during a game. This diverse atmosphere makes Pressure Billiards and Cafe the ideal venue for introducing friends from different social circles. Bring your poetry friends to play your fantasy football buddies, or build camaraderie with coworkers after a long day coworking. Pressure is open until 2 a.m. every night of the week.
After 9 p.m., all persons at Pressure must be at least 18. No spectators or outside food or drink are allowed in the pool hall.
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Pressure Billiards and Cafe
Though you wouldn’t expect to find professional pool tables in a café nor freshly crafted deli sandwiches in a pool hall, Pressure Billiards and Cafe has managed to seamlessly combine these elements into a single all-encompassing amusement space. On the billiards side of the facility, 13 9-foot Brunswick Metro tables bask in the glow of contemporary wall sconces and ample overhead light as players aim for pocket dominance like a keys-versus-wallet grudge match. A slate of eight LCD televisions displaying seasonal sports games, meanwhile, ensures that adrenaline levels never wane between turns. After billiards bouts conclude, guests can saunter over to the café side of the establishment to dine on classic pub dishes flanked by a range of mixed drinks and a dozen bottled beers. Once fully refueled, clients can wind down in the lounge or partake in one of the bar’s nightly activities, such as an open mic, trivia night, or comedy showcase.
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6318 N Clark St.
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