Best of Boston

BEST Pool Hall

1999 BEST Pool Hall

Boston Billiard Club


Most of Boston’s pool halls either reek of arrogance—or just plain reek. Yet year after year, Boston Billiard Club preserves its place among the city’s best. This year, even in the wake of a new wave of trendier joints, Boston… read more»

1998 BEST Pool Hall

The Rack


There’s something refreshingly different about this joint— starting with the fact that, with 22 tables the color of champagne and mahogany furniture, it’s way too upscale to be called a joint. Live music seven nights a week, above-average food, and… read more»

1997 BEST Pool Hall



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… read more»

1996 BEST Pool Hall, Bargain

Sully’s Billiards


Cheap canned beer, microwave pizza, and straight cues—this 7-table pool hall is the real thing. Go Monday through Thursday for the special ($6 a head for five hours of play between 3 and 8 p.m.). It’s $10 an hour at… read more»

1975 BEST Pool Hall

Game Room Amusements


Where the Minnesota Fats of Boston go to play snooker and billiards and pool. read more»