BEST PLACE TO PLAY POOL Minneapolis 2004 - Fat Boy Billiards - CLOSED
1920 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
There's nothing fancy about this Northeast pool hall. No booze. No food to speak of. No flashing lights or live DJs. Fat Boy can lay claim to one simple boast: the finest collection of pool tables and cues in town. This is the place to shoot some serious stick with no distractions--and therefore no excuses. The decade-old, 20-table, two-story hall has the feel of a local institution. Beads for tallying wins and losses hang from the ceiling. A cloud of cigarette smoke continually lingers in the air. A gaggle of old-timers can usually be found taking in the bewildering action on one of the three-cushion billiards tables. And it's cheap too: You can shoot pool from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for just $9.35 ($7.15 for seniors). Otherwise it's $4.50 an hour for solo shooters and $7.50 an hour for two or more players.