Like an Easter-egg hunt at a chicken-pox ward, billiards asks you to pocket striped orbs while trying not to scratch. Keep your mind on the game with today's Groupon: for $33, you get a three-hour billiards package for two or more at The Orange Monkey Bar & Billiards (up to an $80.22 total value). The package includes:
• Three hours of billiards or snooker for two or more people (up to a $50.85 value)
• One pitcher of beer (up to a $17.50 value)
• One combo platter (an $11.87 value)
In The Orange Monkey's 7,000-square-foot facility, cue wielders drink beer and sink corner shots in a laid-back pool-hall atmosphere. Start off an evening of eight ball and friendly conversation at one of 14 pool tables, or pot red balls and lucky geraniums in the side pockets of six snooker tables. At the fully licensed bar, bartenders fill pitchers with draft-beer selections like Rickard's Red and Budweiser, which top off glasses and quench thirst as friends and family sink shots on top of the pool hall's high-quality Dufferin tables. Between racking up games of nine ball, players share finger foods like fries, onion rings, zucchini, and chicken nuggets that pile high atop an eclectic combo platter. Meanwhile, individual billiard lamps illuminate each table and billiards-themed paintings impart pool strategy and fashion tips. Patrons can substitute soft drinks for beer.
The Orange Monkey's billiard and snooker rates vary by time of day.
The Orange Monkey Bar & Billiards
As players sink numbered balls at 14 pool tables, competing in games of 8-ball or 9-ball, others choose to keep a classic sport alive. Though largely forgotten elsewhere, snooker thrives at The Orange Monkey, where six tables challenge newcomers with smaller pockets and deeper strategy. Within the 7,000-square-foot facility, marble pillars and vintage bar signs complement the old-fashioned decor, making the tables feel right at home in their green felt zoot suits. At the bar, pool sharks hunt down drafts of beer and snacks such as breakfast sandwiches, nachos, and hamburgers.
West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East
250 City Centre Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7