A poolroom is a room, often located above a bar or tavern, which houses several pool tables. Poolrooms are typically designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that encourages players to practice their skills and socialize with each other. The walls are usually lined with colorful billiard cloths, and the floor is usually covered with a special type of carpeting. There is often a jukebox or other background music playing to provide some ambiance.
Poolrooms offer a variety of game types to choose from, including 8-ball, nine-ball, straight pool, and snooker. Many poolrooms also offer a variety of lessons and classes for those who want to improve their game. Participants can even rent out tables for private practice or tournaments.
Poolrooms are often a great place to hang out and meet new people. Many feature snack and beverage services so that players can purchase food and drinks during their games. Most poolrooms also have TVs, either large projection screens or smaller flat-screen monitors, allowing patrons to watch sports or other programs while they play. Additionally, poolrooms often feature novelty items such as cue chalk and accessories with pool designs.