Like jousting, billiards requires competitors to defeat opponents with a stick and gets more challenging when carried out on in-line skates. Show off sure-footed cue skills with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one hour of pool for two people, two menu items, and two drinks at The Hub Billiard Club in Island Park (a $34 value).
The newest addition to Long Island's billiards scene, The Hub boasts 18 pool tables, Ping-Pong, air hockey, and a full bar serving classic American eats and liquid libations. Pool sharks can challenge a favorite friend or least favorite automaton to face-off on the felt, fitting in as many games and subsequent Gatorade-doused victory laps as 60 minutes allow. After the game, a beer, cocktail, soda, or glass of wine paired with nachos, burgers, or wings pushes aside petty pool feuds to focus on more important matters, such as eating and watching sports. The Hub’s seven flat-screen TVs invite patrons to enjoy the latter, easily seen from the polished wood bar or cozy leather furniture scattered throughout the hall.
4060 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, New York 11558