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5 Vancouver Pool Bars That Will Make You Rethink Pool Night

5 Vancouver Pool Bars That Will Make You Rethink Pool Night

Did you know the game of pool can be traced back to 15th-century Europe? Back then, it was mostly for the wealthy, who enjoyed knocking around balls on the ground using wooden cues. 

Fast forward a few centuries, and pool has evolved into a global pastime enjoyed by anyone who knows what’s up. In fact, you can even find bars built around it—and as it happens, Vancouver has its share of such spots. 

I remember my first time going to one—the air buzzing with the satisfying sound of pool balls, friendly competition, and the clink of chilled glasses. I was hooked from that moment on. 

Over time, I’ve become a bit of an expert at seeking out the perfect pool bars with that elusive blend of good vibes, great drinks, and, of course, great games. If you love playing pool too, let me share  my top picks for the best pool bars in Vancouver with you.

1. Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe

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Address: 424 McLean Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 0C1, Canada


  • Monday to Friday – 2 PM to 12 AM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 12 PM to 12 AM

Phone: +16042926692

 Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe isn’t just about grabbing a beer and watching the game. It’s a full-on pool hall with eight brand new Diamond tables—the kind that make every shot feel smooth.

Those pool tables aren’t just for show. They’re the industry standard, offering a precise and level playing surface that makes every game feel fair and fun. No more fighting a wonky table to sink that eight ball.

And you won’t go thirsty (or hungry) while racking up points. Sneaky Pete’s has a full bar with all your favourite drinks, plus a menu of eats to keep you fueled for those marathon matches. 

Pro Tip: Every Tuesday, you can snag half-price pool rates. And there’s a happy hour every day (almost). Between the daily happy hour from 2 PM to 5 PM (Tuesday to Saturday) and the all-day happy hour on Mondays, you can grab drinks at a discount before or after your pool sessions. 

2. East End Billiards

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Address: 2305 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V6, Canada


  • Sunday to Thursday – 10 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 10 AM to 2 AM

Phone: +16042514071

East End Billiards has been a staple in Vancouver for longer than most buildings in the city. This isn’t a fancy cocktail bar with a pool table. 

It’s all about the game. This place is dedicated to billiards. The focus is on the sport, not showing off. And it’s worth noting that East End Billiards is a cash-only establishment, so be sure to have bills on hand before racking up the balls. 

Pro Tip: Unlike many pool halls, East End welcomes all ages. Whether you’re a parent looking for a fun activity with your teenager or a group of friends on a casual outing, this spot is perfect for everyone (just keep the trash talk PG).

3. Soho Bar & Billiards

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Address: 1283 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3, Canada


  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 2 AM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 12 PM to 3 AM

Phone: +16046881180

Soho Bar & Billiards has been a hub for pool sharks and casual players alike for over 20 years, making it a true Vancouver institution. 

Enjoy a drink and test your skills on one of their twelve diamond pool tables. The exposed brick and dark wood interior create a classic vibe that feels like your favourite hangout. 

But Soho isn’t just a pool hall. It’s a full-on games room! Sure, the pool tables are the main attraction, but if you’re feeling something different, they’ve got foosball, darts, or go retro with some classic pinball. 

Pro Tip: Soho is a great spot to catch the game while you rack up some balls. They have high-definition TVs showing all the major sporting events, so you can cheer on your favourite team while still enjoying some friendly competition. 

4. Metro Coffee Bar & Billairds

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Address: 3175 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K2, Canada


  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 9 AM to 12 AM 
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 11 PM

Phone: +16044379613

If you’re looking for a place with a chill vibe, strong coffee, and some seriously decent tables, then Metro Coffee Bar & Billiards needs to be on your radar. 

Metro hits that sweet spot between a relaxed cafe and a lively pool hall. You can grab a latte and catch up with a friend over a casual game, or get competitive with a friendly stranger.

They keep their pool tables in pristine condition, so you can focus on sinking those tricky eight balls instead of fighting a wonky table.

Pro Tip: Head to Metro for their weekly tournaments. It’s a great way to meet other pool enthusiasts, test your skills, and maybe even win some bragging rights (and maybe a free drink!).

5. Marstin Billiards & Snooker Club

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Address: 2211 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T6, Canada


  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 12 PM to 2 AM

Phone: +16045596112

Marstin Billiards & Snooker Club, a Vancouver staple for all things cue. Whether you’re a seasoned hustler or a casual player looking for some friendly competition, Marstin’s got you covered.

Marstin’s makes lining up that tricky eight ball a breeze and ensures you can actually see your opponent’s smug grin when they sink a lucky shot (or maybe that’s just me). 

Either way, Marstin’s has enough pool tables to keep everyone happy. No more waiting around for a game—grab your crew and get ready to rack ’em up.

Pro Tip: Want to switch things up? They’ve got dartboards too, so you can perfect your aim and maybe even channel your inner Robin Hood (though aiming for the bullseye is probably a safer bet).