Eating and playing pool require many of the same skills, such as agile hands and the ability to sneak things into pockets when the other person isn't looking. Clear plates and tables with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two pub-fare menu items (up to a $24 value), two draft beers or glasses of house wine (up to a $10 value), and one hour of pool-playing (up to a $10 value) at Rialto Poolroom Bar & Cafe (up to a $44 total value).
For nearly a century, groups have gathered around Rialto Poolroom Bar & Cafe's pool tables and dining tables for locally sourced cuisine and spirits. Fuel up for billiard battles with a choice of two items off the menu of comfort food, including the house-smoked barbecue-pork sandwich with crispy shoestring onions and a manual on how to tie them, or the famous Rialto reuben, which pockets thin-sliced corned beef and thousand-island-soaked sauerkraut in hefty slices of caraway rye bread. Diners can demonstrate the power of multitasking with portable snacks such a giant order of hand-cut fries, cheese-strewn potato wedges, or oyster shooters splashed in lemon and horseradish, which can be easily juggled while demonstrating impressive trick shots or impressive juggling skills. Wash down competitively consumed fare with two beverages from the bar, home to a cascade of rotating libations that include six beers on draft as well as two red and two white house wines.
Aside from lining up 13 regulation-size pool tables, Rialto's also choreographs seven days' worth of entertainment each week in its basement enclave, the Jack London Bar. Sink into comfy couches for trivia and comedy showcases, or take adventure-seeking legs for a stroll on the dance floor for jazz, soul, and funk nights throughout the week, taking care not to trip over nearby barstools or discarded inhibitions.
_ Rialto Poolroom Bar & Cafe's pool rates fluctuate throughout the week_.
529 SW 4th Ave.
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