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    Where is a great place for pool?

    I'm looing for a laid back spot (hopefully not a girly bar) where I can shoot some pool. I'm used to straightforward 8ball and not snoker or billiards. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm fairly good, but Thai's always seem to be better LOL! So a falang pub or something similar would be cool to learn about. We can even meet face to face and have a game n a pint my treat!
    Thanks fellas!

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    There is a great little Pub in Queens Park Plaza just off Sukhumvit Soi 22 with a fantastic table, good atmosphere, no slappers and heaps of good opposition.

    PM a member here (Smug Farang Bore) who knows the place well and he will give you the details.

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    No girlies? Are you gay then or just scared that you cannot control yourself?

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    Used to like Flyers in Sukhumvit, dated a girl there on and off for about two years. Sweetie she was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    There is a great little Pub in Queens Park Plaza just off Sukhumvit Soi 22 with a fantastic table, good atmosphere, no slappers and heaps of good opposition.

    PM a member here (Smug Farang Bore) who knows the place well and he will give you the details.
    Was just going to mention this. Do you mean the one near the front by the street? If so, they shut the doors and stay open late quite often, so good for a late drink too. Spent many a night pissed up playing pool there til the early hours!

    think there are a couple of bars in that area with decent pool tables, there's a couple in some of the girly bars there too that ain't too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen
    Was just going to mention this. Do you mean the one near the front by the street? If so, they shut the doors and stay open late quite often, so good for a late drink too. Spent many a night pissed up playing pool there til the early hours!
    The bar I am talking about is the bar right at the far end of the alley on the right hand side of the Plaza when walking in.

    The bar was owned by Neil but he recently sold it but you will find Smug Farang Bore in there most nights keeping an eye on the place.

    That bar often stays open to 5 in the morning along with a number of other bigger bars that have more tables but that depends about the crowds on the night.

    There are also a number of excellent farang pool players who frequent the area and very competitive pool comp nights are played once or twice a week.

    Worth a trip down there as the area has a lot to offer apart from pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Not been for a while but used to be okay.
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    Second that if you're just looking to shoot pool.

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    Hustlers is my favourite pool hall, they have good tables, beer and food. It is in the basement of times square.

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    If you're looking for a serious game in an actual pool hall, I quite like Hustler's in the basement of the Times Square Building on soi 12- they've got Brunswick tables (Metro and GC IV) in excellent condition, and they have tournaments (handicapped for skill level) most weekends (they rotate 8-ball, 9-ball, and 10-ball)- most of the top players in Bangkok can be found there or at Sports Academy on soi 13/15, which is another excellent place.

    Ball In Hand on soi 4 isn't quite what it used to be as far as popularity, but it's still a decent place to play as well, and Players (just before Hustlers) is also worth a look.
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    I forgot to mention Mojos just off Sukhumvit Soi 33 and opposite the Office bar.

    Great tables, good food but can a bit noisy when the band starts but you get to see the Coyote Girls dance which may also make you Miss-Que every now and then.

    Just make sure you keep your knob chalked.

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    The Sportsman has the 8 ft Brunswicks, nice looking girls who set your balls up, but they're not bargirls, i prefer the smaller tables myself, the eyesight aint what it used to be.

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    Cheers LT, I've probably been in the one you mention at some point on my drunken meanderings around the area, I'll pop in that one specifically next time I'm in BKK then.

    Also, don't know the name but at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 (?), the soi Eden is on, the last bar on the right has a few good tables or did the last time I was in BKK. A thai bloke tried to hustle me in there when he saw I played well but he ended up paying for my beer and giving me a few hundred baht!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I forgot to mention Mojos just off Sukhumvit Soi 33 and opposite the Office bar.

    Great tables, good food but can a bit noisy when the band starts but you get to see the Coyote Girls dance which may also make you Miss-Que every now and then.

    Just make sure you keep your knob chalked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    The Sportsman has the 8 ft Brunswicks, nice looking girls who set your balls up, but they're not bargirls, i prefer the smaller tables myself, the eyesight aint what it used to be.
    Re-arranged that reads

    Nice looking bargirls who set your balls up - I prefer the smaller ones myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jons557
    (hopefully not a girly bar)
    where,s the fun in that? some of them sheilas are bloody good players and they play pool good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
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    Second that if you're just looking to shoot pool.
    For pool - thirded. Usually no probs getting a table you can book by the game or hour. Resonable service. Great if you have a pal to partner. Would not really go there looking for a game (i.e. alone)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang
    nice looking girls who set your balls up, but they're not bargirls
    well....

    Quote Originally Posted by jons557
    I'm looing for a laid back spot (hopefully not a girly bar) where I can shoot some pool
    if you are by yourself, the girls will play with you (pool)

    and thrash you too

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    Looking to go play some pool tonight, same criteria as the OP - is there anywhere close to Ramkmhaeng to shoot pool? Or best off heading to ball-in-hand in Nana?

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    I would check out Hustler's or Sports Academy- there's usually a ring game at Sports Academy, but you had better be able to play if you want to join.

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    Cheers FS. Maybe will check them out - I can hold my own but doubt I'll be very competetive here in the big smoke.

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