Best of Boston

1997 BEST Pool Hall

Jillian’s

Among up-scale pool halls, the original Jillian’s gets bonus points for being there first. But what sets it apart from the competition is all the stuff beneath the third-floor pool tables: hundreds of high-tech video games on the second floor and a decent restaurant/mental amusement park called the Atlas Grill at street level. Which means there’s lots of things to do on a Friday night while you wait hours for a pool table.

145 Ipswich St. Boston 617-437-0300

       

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