Best of Boston

2011 Best Pool Hall

Big City

What makes for a good pool hall? High-quality tables and first-rate equipment, of course; a decent-size crowd (is there anything more depressing than an empty pool hall?) without a massive wait for a table; and beer, lots of beer. On all counts, Big City scores. It’s got 50 brews on tap and, more often than not, strikes that delicate balance between pleasantly populated and overly crammed.