Best Billiards in Portland

10 Best Places to Play Billiards in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon has an abudance of places with billiard tables. Almost every bar or brew pub in town has at least one pool table. So, grab your friends and head on out to one of the places on this list to play some pool, catch up, and enjoy good food and drinks. 

From fancy Uptown Billiards Club to dive bar Dublin Pub we have scoured Portland and found the go to spots to play pool. Our most important factor was the number of pool tables found at each establishment. No establishment on our list will have less than two billiard tables. Because who wants to have to wait around to play!

Next we considered the atmosphere which is why Back Stage Bar made this list. There's nothing quite like it anywhere else any town. The same goes for Lucky Staehly's Pool Hall. 

If you are able to try them all. 


Lucky Staehly's Pool Hall

Lucky Staehly's Pool Hall is located in the basement of the Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. There they have five pool tables, snooker table, dart boards, pinball machines, shuffle board tables, four televisions and juke box in a lively fun atmosphere. While there you can enjoy McMenamins own beers, wine, and liqueurs. They also have food options like pizza, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. Sadly this location does not offer Cajun tots. If you want them you will have to order them to go from nearby Powerstation Pub. This pool hall offers a daily happy hour from 3-6pm & 10pm-Close. You can earn a variety of McMenamins passport stamps while visiting this location.

Recommended for Billiards because: With five pool tables, Lucky Staehly's Pool Hall is a great place to go to play pool.

Meagan's expert tip: Try a Ruby ale and one of their pizzas.

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A winning combination of tasty menu items and finely crafted house ales define this Southwest Portland favorite. With anywhere between 14-18 beers on tap (about half being house brews), Old Market has become one of the standouts on the crowded stage of Portland microbreweries. Order a thick burger, dish of pasta or a pizza, team it with their signature Multnomah Village Golden Ale and enjoy the casual atmosphere of this spot that was once a food market. Expansive wooden tables, pool tables, shuffleboard and an outdoor patio make for an ideal group meeting spot. Smoking is allowed in the billiards room.

Recommended for Billiards because: Old Market Pub and Brewery is a fun place to play pool in SW Portland.

Meagan's expert tip: Pool tables are rented out by the hour.

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Alphabet District

McMenamins Tavern and Pool is one of McMenamins' pioneer establishments opening back in 1984 with family friends indoor and outdoor seating on popular NW 23rd street. The tavern features all the things Portlanders love about McMenamins including two pool tables, a snooker table, and shuffle board. They have the standard pub food found at most McMenamins including Cajun tots. They also serve 20 McMenamins beers on tap. Plus they also have McMenamins ciders, wines, and spirits. This particular McMenamins is a great spot to play pool The atmosphere is laid back and fun. It's also affordable at less than $5 an hour for a table.

Recommended for Billiards because: McMenamins Tavern and Pool has two pool tables and a snooker table.

Meagan's expert tip: Don't forget to bring in your growler with you on Mondays for a $10 fill.

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Backstage Bar is a cool place to hang out, watch the game, and have a beer. Considered to be the the loftiest place to play pool among bars in Portland with their super high ceilings. This hidden bar behind the Bagdad Theater's screen actually stretches an incredible seven stories from floor to ceiling! Some about that ceiling makes this one of the most visualizing appealing bars in Portland. On game day they project the game up onto their massive wall. Plus, their shuffleboard table is considered to be one of the best in town. Back Stage Bar allows pets at our sidewalk seating only. No minors are allowed at this bar.

Recommended for Billiards because: Back Stage bar is a fun place to go play pool in the Hawthorne District.

Meagan's expert tip: Visit during happy hour to save on food and drinks.

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Comfortable and accommodating, this two-level club is gaining favor with a variety of Portland's residents. The lower-level venue has an allure all its own, thanks to relaxed seating, subtle colors and great music. Depending on the night you're around, you'll find live musicians, a rocking jukebox or DJs playing all sorts of danceable tunes. Jazz, soul, rock, reggae and hip-hop tempt patrons to get out of their booths and show the crowds their best moves. In between sets, you're free to shoot pool, play darts or just nurse a cold brew. A great gathering place, with both local microbrews and national/international beers on tap, plus a wide assortment of bottled beers, wines and lambics. Happy hour is from 5 - 8 PM daily.

Recommended for Billiards because: The Goodfoot Pub and Lounge has four pool tables in its upstairs area.

Meagan's expert tip: Check their website to see when they offer free pool play.

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Reborn and rebuilt following a devastating fire, this pub recaptures the flavor of the old establishment while offering new opportunities for merry-making. The spacious area offers communal tables where you can gather and partake of local brews, or you can try to score a sidewalk table for the best views of 21st Avenue. A good jukebox plays rocking tunes, and pool tables invite folks to shoot a few rounds. You'll often find the place packed with fun-loving patrons, who socialize and drink while munching on pub fare like burgers and sandwiches. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 - 6 PM.

Recommended for Billiards because: Blue Moon Tavern and Grill has three pool tables and a locals favorite.

Meagan's expert tip: Pets are only allowed outside.

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Nob Hill

Dublin Pub features an amazing array of draught beers (not to mention its wines) along with a full bar. This Irish-themed establishment has more than 80 varieties available, and microbrews from local and international breweries are well-represented. Each night, musicians play live, and you're likely to hear Irish tunes along with classic rock and more. Food includes traditional pub standards like burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips. If you want to do more than sample the beverages and listen to the music, you'll also find darts, pool and foosball to keep you occupied. Check their website ahead of time to find out if there is a cover.

Recommended for Billiards because: Dublin pub has good food, good music, and lots of pool tables.

Meagan's expert tip: Try their spicy french fries while you are there.

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Financial District

Located beneath the Crystal Ballroom, a mecca for live music lovers, this pub attracts a large contingent of patrons who attend the shows upstairs. Even so, it's a terrific place to meet with friends and nurse a drink or two. The spacious venue boasts a funky decor and serves up microbrews crafted in the on-site Crystal Ballroom Brewery as well as a collection of stiff cocktails. For distraction, there are pool tables and pinball machines, but there should be enough activity and conversation that you don't need anything else to hold your attention. The pub food menu offers all your favorites and adds a nice twist with dishes inspired by global cultures. A great place to meet people.

Recommended for Billiards because: Ringlers Pub has lots of pool tables and a lively place to hang out.

Meagan's expert tip: Check the calendar before you go to get an idea of how crowded it will be. Concert nights can be extremely crowded.

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Uptown Billiards Club

Uptown Billiards Club is is not your average pool hall! It is an upscale restaurant, bar, and pool hall. They serve food at the pool tables, in the bar and the restaurant. Come hungry, because they offer fabulous 5 course meals for just $36 using seasonal and local ingredients. There are no reservations needed for a table. Pool tables run $10 an hour during the week and $12 an hour on the weekends. They offer a happy hour from 4-6:30 PM. At night the dining room turns into a game room offering activities like Poker tables, Backgammon or Trivial Pursuit.

Recommended for Billiards because: Uptown Billiards Clubs offers a more upscale experience in downtown Portland, oregon.

Meagan's expert tip: Consider having dinner here as well. Their food is excellent.

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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan