Pool Halls

Cha Cha Lounge

2375 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039


Tip your hat to the life-size Willie Nelson cutout as you walk through the door of Cha Cha Lounge, and make a beeline for the other side of the straw-thatched bar, where you’ll find two pro-grade Tornado foosball tables…

Website: http://chachalounge.com

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Hamburger Mary’s

8288 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


At “Legendary Bingo” at Hamburger Mary’s, drag queen Belle Aire signals it ain’t church night when she hits the stage and trills, “Hello, bitches!” Men and women, gays and straights—all are welcome at the packed games…

Website: http://hamburgermarys.com/weho/

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House of Billiards

1901 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90403


Pool halls walk a fine line between sanitary and seedy, legitimacy and vice. Too many frills, and you have Chuck E. Cheese’s for adults. Too much character, and you get patted down at the door. Inhabiting the golden middle of cue sports is Santa Monica’s House of Billiards…

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