There's nothing like the satisfying sound of a pool cue sending a rack of balls across the felted surface of a billiards table, and perhaps no town is more accustomed to the pool hall's melody than Toronto. The Canadian city is quickly becoming a billiards mecca, with new nightlife devoted to the classic game popping up all over, to the delight newbies and established enthusiasts alike. If you're looking to polish your pool skills, hustle over to these hotspots and get in the game.
If you're looking for a pool hall that takes the sport seriously, look no further than Yonge Street's VIP. This pool player's haven boasts a staggering 19 billiards tables, in addition to a full menu and bar, for those who might feel like drowning their sorrows after a particularly competitive match.
While it may be lacking the glitz of its New York City namesake, this affordable Ryerson billiards club makes no apologies for putting pool first. After rubbing elbows with some of Toronto's most serious pool players in this hallowed hall, you may just find your skill level skyrocketing.
Nestled in the heart of the entertainment district, The Charlotte Room caters equally to billiards buffs and those looking for a low-key lounge experience. Although table space may be limited, the ample selection of beer, wine, and cocktails provides a welcome distraction while you wait.
With a name like The Raq, you know that this place means business when it comes to pool. Conveniently located in the Niagara neighborhood, The Raq has all of the elements necessary for a successful night out: beautiful guests, a full bar, and a cozy, stylish billiards room that will make even novice players feel like pros.