Best Manhattan Pool Hall - 2000
Fat Cat Billiards
Down in the basement, with its cobalt blue walls, neon, and seedy decor similar to that of a working-man's strip club, is the diamond in the pocket, Fat Cat Billiards. The occasional pool shark withstanding, this gem is actually a quaint and friendly joint populated by as many young women as men, and its eclectic jukebox reflects the racial and cultural mix of the clientele. With 28 tables, two Ping-Pong tables, air hockey, pinball, and 17 different brands of beer, it's not too difficult to find something to do at a very reasonable price. They also run a supercheap daily special: $5 for four hours between 2 and 6.