Best Bars for Billiards in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2014 8:00 AM

If you consider yourself a pool shark or one in the making, D.C. and the surrounding area has some of the best billiards lounges and bars.  These places not only have pool tables; some have other old school (skeeball, foosball, darts) and new school (Wii and PlayStation gaming centers) games. Others have multiple bars and full restaurant menus. For all of the billiards ballers out there looking for a bar to shoot a few games, check out one of these places.

Atomic Billiards
3427 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 363-7665

Atomic Billiards has five pool tables and offers weekly pool tournaments. For those who love playing pool more than once weekly, Atomic has annual memberships for discount games and drinks. This spot has a full bar with over 55 beer selections, including eight on tap. Happy hour is seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with daily drink specials.

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1100
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-0077

Nottingham’s features four pool tables at this full bar in southern Maryland. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you tire from shooting pool, Nottingham’s also has karaoke and a live DJ on selected nights. Also, it offers a full food menu all night long. Food and drink specials are available seven days a week.

Related: Best Hotel Bars in Washington DC

Rocket Bar
714 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-7665

Rocket Bar is located in one of D.C.’s premier areas for live sporting events – Chinatown. This full bar has four pool tables and lots of other games, too. It is a great place to hang out and shoot some pool before, during or after one of the pro sports teams play at the nearby Verizon Center.
Happy hour takes places every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and different drink specials are offered seven days a week.

Continental Pool Lounge
1911 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington VA 22209
(703) 465-7675

Continental Pool Lounge is located in Arlington and boasts two full bars and six pool tables. It even has a Wii station for new school gamers. Tuesday is Ladies Night where all females get to play unlimited free games all night long. Enjoy family fun until 5 p.m., but after that, Continental Pool Lounge becomes a 21-and-over bar. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bedrock Billiards
1841 Columbia Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-7665

Bedrock Billiards is one of the oldest billiards bars in DC. This 21-and-over pool bar has five pool tables. Bedrock offers annual and lifetime memberships for its regulars. It also has a pool league. Happy hour is every night to enjoy discounted drinks while you play. Bedrock offers local DC beers and domestic and international brands too.

Related: Best Martini Bars In Washington DC

Sonya Dunn is a freelance writer covering all things Washington DC. Her work can be found on

Listen Live