Before we begin to write about the best billiards in New York, let us claim that we know there is a difference between pool and billiards. Both may be cue sports, but games can have different objectives, whether it is to pocket balls or to move those balls around the table in a precise way. The real objective for both is to look like you are barely trying when you are putting your heart and soul into a game. Be honest: these games are about playing it cool in front of your friends while slyly winning. We don't judge.
Rather than judging, we have more productively spent our time searching out the best places to play pool, billiards or snooker in New York. Expect a mix of novices and experts playing eight-ball and other variations of the game during busy nights out. Marvel at the skills on display at places like Amsterdam Billiards, or test your own mettle with a game of one-pocket and, just maybe, a friendly wager. If things get serious, you may want to join a league at a place like Gotham City Billiards Club, rather than subjecting your friends on a regular basis to your obsession with winning.
Let's rack 'em and shoot 'em, shall we?