Credit: Jud Lewis-Mahon
Automotive Billiards & Cafe
1283 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6K3
Automotive Billiards is a classic sip n’ shoot.
|Ambiance |||After Work, Billiards Bar|
|Payment |||Interac, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Transit: C21, C23|
|Cross Street |||Drake Street|
|Mon-Sat 3PM-2AM; Sun 3PM-12AM|
Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2009
This huge former garage-turned pool hall is perhaps Vancouver's best kept secret. That is until now, of course! If you’re tired of jostling for tables in bars and smaller pool halls then this could well be your best bet. The hall is bright, airy and has plenty of room to show off all your trick shots without inadvertently whacking those playing at the table next to you.
Make a pit stop
Hourly rates are reasonable. You will play on professionally balanced eight and nine feet Dufferin Challenger tables. If you need to refuel between games then sit down at their other tables (food ones!) and enjoy breakfast, lunch or late night snack offerings. There's a little bit of everything, from bagels to nachos. Feeling parched? Milkshakes, espresso drinks and the kind of bottled beverages you need a license to serve are available.
Music to your ears
Best of all, Automotive has an extremely eclectic CD collection of over 200 CDs that they play upon request (think jukebox, but no quarters needed!)