Best Bar to Shoot Pool - 2010
Jillian's Billiards Club
San Francisco is a tough town for hustlers of all varieties, but the kind who carry pool cues are particularly hard up. Every bar with a billiards table seems crowded with douchebags, be they the sort with popped collars or those wearing their wallets on chains, and all are jockeying for the chance to show their dates that they can't shoot worth a damn. Praise be that no-nonsense pool players still have a refuge at Jillian's, a lonely bright spot amid the otherwise desolate Metreon shopping center. Featuring 10 top-grade billiards tables at $13 per hour on weeknights and $15 on weekends, Jillian's is blessedly devoid of contrived atmosphere. It's a fine place to spend an afternoon or evening when your only goals are to relax and take a good friend's money in a game of nine-ball.