No New Notifications

Valley St. Cafe Blues & BBQ Lounge

2 Locations

Pool, Barbecue, & Drinks for Two or Four at Valley St. Cafe Blues & BBQ Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available

Up to 50% Off
Select Option

Highlights

Blues lounge featuring billiard tables with a menu that serves up barbecue favorites

Customer Reviews

100% Verified Reviews
All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.
B
Beverly
1 ratings1 reviews
October 21, 2020
Fast and courteous service!
M
Mickey
2 ratings1 reviews
August 27, 2020
They followed social distancing and left me with 2 very clean cars.
G
Geneice
4 ratings1 reviews
January 30, 2017
My carpet was so dirty, I had to take it by their shop the next day and they had me shining and clean again!

About This Deal

Choice of:

  • Two Rounds of Pool with $30 Value Towards Two Entrees and Two Drinks
  • Four Rounds of Pool with $60 Value Towards Four Entrees and Four Drinks

Pool Tables: A Peek Under the Felt

Pool is a timeless game and as such the design of the table has hardly changed in hundreds of years. Check out Groupon’s dissection of the history hidden in the pockets.

The pool table has occupied an indelible place in American culture for years, serving as a fixture in bars, billiard halls, and even the White House. In 1828, John Quincy Adams placed a pool table in the presidential quarters, leading a congressman to decry it as “gambling furniture.” Morality notwithstanding, the basic structure of the billiards or pool table has remained the same through much of modern history. While the earliest tables used wood for the top surface, or “bed,” most manufacturers since the 1820s have preferred slate—a rock that naturally breaks into flat pieces and resists warping. The modern pool tables most often seen in the United States contain six ”pockets” carved into the bed—one on each of the four corners and one at the midpoint of each longer side—as well as a border of rubber “rails” surrounding the playing surface. Stretched taut over the slate and tucked over the rails, a thin cloth of woven wool—not actually “felt,” as it’s called—has been the fabric of choice since the 1500s. Dimensions may vary—4.5’x9’ is the standard size—but pool tables are always rectangular and twice as long as they are wide in case players need to hop on top for a fencing match to settle any disputes.

One of the most striking variations among pool tables is in how they deal with the balls once they’re pocketed. Whether in a basement rec room or a pool hall, standard tables typically catch the balls in nets or pouches suspended under the pockets, making them easy to recover. In most commercial pool tables, however, each pocket is a trap door, confiscating the balls as they roll down a circuit of chutes inside the table and come to rest behind a sheet of plexiglass—visible yet irretrievable until players pay for the next game. Still, a curious thing happens in the event of a scratch: the cue ball manages to avoid the fate of its numbered brethren, funneling into its own receptacle so that the game can continue. There’s nothing mystical about the cue balls’ immortality, though. Some tables simply use a cue ball that’s ever-so-slightly larger than the others, allowing it to roll past the initial chute and drop into a larger one. Another method is to place a magnetic device inside the cue ball, which triggers a detector that closes a trap door and diverts the ball to a safer passage.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Valley St. Cafe Blues & BBQ Lounge