Salt Lake's Best Billiards is at Fats — Photo courtesy of Hades2k
Salt Lake City has many pubs and grills that offer billiards, but it's hard to find a place that has multiple tables, great finger foods, and tasty grilled items... and that is generally pleasant to visit. Fats Grill boasts all of these attributes and because of that, it just won its 13th consecutive “Best Pool Joint” in City Weekly's Best of Salt Lake Awards.
Located directly on Sugarhouse's main drag, Highland Drive, Fats is a brilliant hangout. A far cry from a dive, Fats offers a low-key, yet welcoming and modern atmosphere. In the dining/ hang-out room, it has 12 flat-screen TVs for sports (as well as associated game nights and tournament events) and several pool tables that are available by the hour – no more change machines or quarters! On the kitchen side, Fats offers burgers and fries, nachos, pizza, salads, and sandwiches. The bar serves draught (and full-strength bottled) beer, wine, and liquor.
Unlike many of Salt Lake's pub-style establishments, Fats is family friendly, both legally and environmentally. In terms of atmosphere, Fats is clean and well-lit. Legally, Fats is open to minors, at least between the hours of 11am and 7pm. Here children may enter the premises during those hours, if accompanied by their parents.
Not satisfied with the standard entertainment? Fats features live music every Friday and Saturday night.