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Playing a round of pool has been a fun activity for a night out for youths in Singapore, other than gaming at arcades.
If you’re new to pool, here’s the lowdown on what’s the diff first. There are two types of billiards games. Carom billiards is played on a pocketless table, with players trying to bounce the cue ball off other balls or the table rails.
Pocket billiards, also known as pool, is played on a table with pockets. Players must sink the coloured balls into the pockets by striking them with the cue ball. Snooker, on the other hand, is similar to pool, but played on a pocket table much larger than a pool one.
There’s so much to explore in this game — trying different playing techniques, refining precision, and learning who among your friends is the best at the game!
While we have had to put a pause on these activities for a while during the peak of the pandemic, Singapore’s new regulations are a welcome change of pace. So, round up your friends and sharpen your table manners – it’s time for balls of fun. Here’s where you can play pool, billiards and snooker in Singapore.
1. Explore the SAFRA hubs of Singapore
The longstanding SAFRA recreational buildings around Singapore have always been popular for a reason: its outstanding leisure options with different pool halls across several neighbourhoods.
For serious gamers, the Lagoon Billiard Room in SAFRA Toa Payoh will suit your needs. It’s the first tournament hall in Singapore with a seating gallery, along with recording services that will allow you to rewatch your match and learn from any mistakes.
Arena Billiards at SAFRA Yishun, on the other hand, allows for families to have a go around the pool table, with food and drinks available to order in the parlour.
Finally, Clique Billiards at SAFRA Jurong boasts state-of-the-art pool tables, along with dart machines in case you want to change up your game night.
Lagoon Billiards Room – 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #02-05, Safra Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387
Arena Billiards – 60 Yishun Ave 4, #02-04, Singapore 769027
Clique Billiards – 333 Boon Lay Way, #4A-01, Singapore 649848
Lagoon Billiards Room – 10:00am-6:00am
Arena Billiards – 10:00am-3:00am
Clique Billiards – 10:00am-3:00am
Lagoon Billiards Room – S$10/hr for billiards table (all day), S$15/hr for snooker tournament table (all day)
Arena Billiards – S$12/hr (Mon-Thurs, before 5:00pm), S$13/hr (Mon-Thurs, after 5.00pm & Fri-Sun all day)
Clique Billiards – S$5/hr (before 3:00pm), S$10/hr (after 3:00pm)
2. Game like royalty at King’s Pool in Ang Mo Kio
Considered one of the most popular (and largest) pool destinations in Singapore, King’s Pool treats gamers to a vast 9000 sqft hall complete with 27 pool tables and four snooker tables. There’s nothing like playing a round amongst the most dedicated.
Located at the classic Big Mac Centre in Ang Mo Kio, King’s Pool is welcoming to both veteran players and newcomers to play a round of pool and snooker. The place offers competitive hourly rates and bundles, along with regular championship tournaments that are worth watching. Who knows – you might even compete one day!
If your first visit to King’s Pool converts you into an enthusiast, be sure to follow King’s Pool’s Facebook Page to keep track of all their championship winners and updates from the sport's professional world.
Address: 51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #03-01, Big Mac Centre, Singapore 569922
Operating hours: 10:00am-1:00am (Mon-Fri & Sun), 10:00am-2:00am (Sat)
Rates: S$10.80/hr (Mon-Thurs, before 6.00pm), $14.80 (Mon-Thurs, after 6:00pm), S$10.80/hr (Fri-Sun & Public Holidays, before 2:00pm), S$15.80 (Fri-Sun & Public Holidays, after 2:00pm).
3. Sharpen your skills at Pool Fusion in Dhoby Ghaut
Maybe you want a pool hall that has no-frills – just good ol’ billiard ball action.
Pool Fusion at Middle Road is the perfect place for this, especially since it's located right in the heart of Dhoby Ghaut. With its convenience, you can slot it right after your dinner plans.
They also offer student rates throughout the day that make a spontaneous round of pool tempting for those taking a breather in-between studies – after all, they’re open from 1:00pm onwards. Pool Fusion encourages players to come in groups, with a higher charge for those booking a table by themselves.
Address: 110 Middle Rd, Singapore 188968
Operating hours: 1:00pm-3:00am
Rates: S$13.50/hr (2 pax+ each), S$12.50 (students), S$17.50/hr (1 pax)
4. Enjoy nature at Forest Dart Cafe & Pub in Chinatown
The appropriately green-themed Forest Dart Cafe & Pub houses coin-operated pool tables amidst a setting that feels like visiting Night Safari.
As you can tell from their name, Forest Dart Cafe is crazy about darts – you can even buy professional darts from their website. Darts can go up to S$100+ if you’re deadly serious about the sport.
However, they also have a wonderful array of pool tables ready for your pleasure so be ready to spend a long time there. They have plenty of alcohol, finger food and full meals to last you through the night. Not to mention: karaoke!
Address: 45 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069719
Operating hours: 5.30pm-12:00am (Mon-Thurs), 5.30pm-2:00am (Fri-Sat)
Rates: $2 (2x $1 coins) per round (requires 1 drink minimum spend per pax)
5. Bring the whole family to On1 in Bukit Timah
On1 prides itself as a one-stop destination for professional gamers, newcomers, families and more.
The range of tables available in On1’s pool hall includes 14 pool tables and four snooker tables for both veterans and casual players. No matter your experience level, there’s plenty of space for you to practise and have fun.
If you were wondering: yes, they have dart machines too! But a real gem at this place is their regular live sports screenings, where you can catch up with EPL soccer matches, F1 races and more. There’s plenty of food and drinks to keep the merriment going, and comfortable seating areas with USB ports to charge your phones and other devices!
Address: 200 Turf Club Road #03-08/09, Singapore 287994
Operating hours: 5.30pm-12:00am (Mon-Thurs), 5.30pm-2:00am (Fri-Sat)
Off-peak (before 5:00pm)
S$12/hr (pool), S$14/hr (snooker),
Peak (after 5:00pm)
S$14/hr (pool), S$16/hr (snooker)
Best places to play billiards, snooker & pool in Singapore
If you're looking for a great place to play some pool, snooker or billiards in Singapore, the above establishments will help you get started on your next game.Now that you know where to go, it’s time for a round or two. And maybe you might just end up with a custom set of your own at the end of the day!
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