Billiards: One of the city's -- some would say the country's -- most distinguished billiard clubs, Amsterdam is handsomely dressed with blond wood partitions and sleek, contemporary sensibility (straight, defined lines, sharp geometry and semi-private sitting areas with flat-screen TVs). Co-founded by comedian David Brenner back in 1989, the classy place has been written up in numerous rags and featured on a handful of TV shows, including "Letterman" and "Good Morning America." Amsterdam has pool leagues, ping pong and foosball. They also aren't afraid of hosting bachelor parties, which we have to say, takes balls. We promise we will stop with the pool puns.