Pool is a popular sport in Bangkok’s bars and pubs with lots of places to play in and around Sukhumvit, Silom and Khaosan Roads. Games are usually 20 baht with the winner staying on. Check out the local rules before you play. There are several professional halls which are frequented by serious players and have their own teams that play in local pool leagues. Charges are usually for the table by the hour and the tables and equipment are high quality with good Brunswick tables. Open competitions are usually held once a week with good prizes and good food and drink promotions. Read on for our guide to the best Pool Halls and bars for serious players.
The Sportsman is the best pool hall in Bangkok. It has pool halls on two floors. The spacious upstairs hall has 7 new Brunswick Competition 9ft Metro pool tables and holds a weekly 8 ball singles double-elimination competition every Friday from 7 pm. Table hire is 240 baht an hour and 120 baht an hour between 16.00-19.00 daily. Thursday night has half-price pool and an all-night happy hour along with a free buffet.
In the downstairs hall, there are 3 x 9ft Brunswick Metro pool tables and 4 x 8ft Brunswick tables. Table hire is 200 baht an hour. Two tables are challenge tables at 20 baht per game. There is a pool competition every Friday at 8 pm with a free buffet for competitors though you must register before the competition starts.
The Sportsman also has pro dartboards, sport on TV, great pub grub and a large selection of beers.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 13
Opening Hours: 08.00-02.00
Getting There: BTS Nana Station (exit 3).