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Best Pool and Billiard Halls in Washington DC: Play Pool, Meet New People


Playing pool is a perfect pastime to blow off some steam after a stressful day at work. Here are the best pool halls in Washington DC in our opinion.

Atomic Billiards

Address: 3427 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 363-7665

Website: https://atomicbilliards.com/

Founded in 1993, DC’s favorite neighborhood basement bar offers pool tables and shuffleboard, as well as arcade games and board games like Battleship, Big Buck Hunter Pro, chess, darts, Golden Tee, vintage multi cade — Pac Man, Galaga, and Astroids –, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, and many more. You can bring in your own food and order your drink off their draft menu.


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Toro Bar

Address: 3708 14th St NW Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 723-2393

Website: https://www.torobardc.com/

The friendly Latinx-owned business is another top DC pool & billiard hall, where you can also enjoy beers, cocktails & shots, tequila, whiskey, and bar snacks. The place is wheelchair accessible and features gender-neutral restrooms. You can reserve Toro Bar for your special events, as well. Heated outdoor seating is available.


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Rocket Bar

Address: 714 7th St NW Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 628-7665

Website: https://rocketbardc.com/

Serving pool and shuffleboard enthusiasts since 2007, Rocket Bar is a popular spot among DC’s young professionals and sports fans. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own food. Darts, video games, and large screen TVs are available onsite, along with a variety of drinks. You can also host your private or semi-private parties here for up to 250 guests. 


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Address: 1823 L St NW Washington DC

Phone: (202) 296-6686

Website: https://www.recessionsdc.com/

In addition to playing pool, you can enjoy karaoke nights and order delicious appetizers, entrées, salads, and ice cold beers at Recessions, which is located in the heart of the city. You can book the place for a semi-private or private event, happy hour, or event catering, if you are planning to invite at least 30 people. 

Bedrock Billiards

Address: 1841 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC  

Phone: (202) 667-7665

Website: http://www.bedrockbilliards.com/

Operating in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood since 1992, Bedrock Billiards is a cool basement pool hall which also offers foosball, board games, and darts. Games include Apples to Apples, backgammon, Battleship, Buck Hunter, Cards Against Humanity, checkers, chess, Jenga, monopoly, Trouble, Uno, and Yahtzee. Guests can bring in their own food or have it delivered here.

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