Best of Boston

2005 Best Pool Hall

Flat Top Johnny’s

You may not find Minnesota Fats chalking his cue at this casual Cambridge hangout, but you also won’t find the dingy ambiance and meat-market reek that spoils so many other pool halls. Johnny’s red felt tabletops, surprisingly solid bar menu, and cutting-edge tunes attract a young, cool crowd that orders from an extensive microbrew list while waiting to rack ’em up and play.

One Kendall Square, Building 200, Cambridge, 617-494-9565,