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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place to Play Pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Place to Play Pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Red Fox Billiards Club

Best place to play pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best place to play pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best place to play pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Independent

Best place to play pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Independent

Best place to play pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Independent

Best pool hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best pool hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Runner-up: The Independent


931 Monroe Drive N.E., 404-249-9869, www.theindependentatlanta.com/index.php

Best pool hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Runner-up
The Independent
931 Monroe Drive #205, 404-249-9869, www.theindependentatlanta.com

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Barley's Sports Bar and Lounge (Permanently Closed)
Why go to a dingy pool hall when there’s BARLEY’S SPORTS BAR AND LOUNGE? In the heart of downtown, it’s a bar, restaurant and live-music venue with a 22-table pool room. An easygoing location with a pleasant, neighborhood vibe, the sturdy tables offer pockets of competitivemore...
Why go to a dingy pool hall when there’s BARLEY’S SPORTS BAR AND LOUNGE? In the heart of downtown, it’s a bar, restaurant and live-music venue with a 22-table pool room. An easygoing location with a pleasant, neighborhood vibe, the sturdy tables offer pockets of competitive fun. Let’s hope the charm of Barley’s remains the same as the surrounding area continues to morph daily. Rack ’em up, Joe, and stay awhile. less...

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Mr. Cue'S Billiards & Burgers
Ya think ya got balls enough to play where the pros play? Well, roll on over to MR. CUE'S BILLIARDS & BURGERS and put some English on it. Johnny Archer is the house pro and he can often be found playing for fun, in high-stakes tournaments or patiently instructing budding hustlers and novices. The placemore...
Ya think ya got balls enough to play where the pros play? Well, roll on over to MR. CUE'S BILLIARDS & BURGERS and put some English on it. Johnny Archer is the house pro and he can often be found playing for fun, in high-stakes tournaments or patiently instructing budding hustlers and novices. The place isn't a palace, it's your basic shopping center pool room with all the ambiance and panache of the players of the moment. But that sea of tables beckons the competitive side like a siren to a lost sailor. Rack 'em up. less...

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Mr Cues II Billiards
Ya think ya got balls enough to play where the pros play? Well, roll on over to MR. CUE’S BILLIARDS & BURGERS and put some English on it. Johnny Archer is the house pro and he can often be found playing for fun, in high-stakes tournaments or patiently instructing budding hustlers and novices.more...
Ya think ya got balls enough to play where the pros play? Well, roll on over to MR. CUE’S BILLIARDS & BURGERS and put some English on it. Johnny Archer is the house pro and he can often be found playing for fun, in high-stakes tournaments or patiently instructing budding hustlers and novices. The place isn’t a palace, it’s your basic shopping center pool room with all the ambiance and panache of the players of the moment. But that sea of tables beckons the competitive side like a siren to a lost sailor. Rack ’em up. less...

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Independent
If you weren't already aware of THE INDEPENDENT, you might miss it. Nestled above Apres Diem in the Midtown Promenade, the Independent, formerly known as Duprees Tavern, pits a classy/quasi hotel bar vibe against a pool hall/game room setting. The Independent is where the inner-Perimeter young urbanmore...
If you weren't already aware of THE INDEPENDENT, you might miss it. Nestled above Apres Diem in the Midtown Promenade, the Independent, formerly known as Duprees Tavern, pits a classy/quasi hotel bar vibe against a pool hall/game room setting. The Independent is where the inner-Perimeter young urban pros play darts, shoot pool and eat kick-ass Wisconsin cheese sandwiches while discussing "The Simpsons" or a movie they just saw downstairs at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. "931 Monroe Drive. 404-249-9869." less...

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Twain's
It's hard to beat TWAIN'S, the cozy billiards place with two pool rooms - one smoking, one non - tasty bar food, and a variety of local and imported beers. The 20 Brunswick Gold Crown tables beckon all types of players, and those who don't care to cue can hang in the dining room among the comfy couchesmore...
It's hard to beat TWAIN'S, the cozy billiards place with two pool rooms - one smoking, one non - tasty bar food, and a variety of local and imported beers. The 20 Brunswick Gold Crown tables beckon all types of players, and those who don't care to cue can hang in the dining room among the comfy couches and chairs, where you can play table shuffleboard, darts and foosball. "211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-373-0063." less...

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Dupree's Tavern

Best Pool Hall BOA Award Winner

Twain's Brewpub & Billiards
211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur 404-373-0063 The appeal of this Decatur billiards hall is obvious: the 20 Brunswick Gold Crown tables, separate smoking and non-smoking rooms, and a good selection of beer. The $10 an hour to play pool is worth it (and if you're taking a long lunch Tuesday through Friday,more...
211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur 404-373-0063 The appeal of this Decatur billiards hall is obvious: the 20 Brunswick Gold Crown tables, separate smoking and non-smoking rooms, and a good selection of beer. The $10 an hour to play pool is worth it (and if you're taking a long lunch Tuesday through Friday, you can play for free). The bar room also houses a dining area, complete with couches and cozy chairs. Foosball, darts and shuffleboard draw a crowd as well, but the well-maintained pool tables are the reason to stick around. less...
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