My husband was one of those lucky kids who grew up with a pool table in his basement. When he was in college, he took a billiards class as one of his PE credits. I teased him about it then--I still do--but he has the last laugh because he beats me every time. We don't play all that often these days, but when we do, our favorite place is "poolside" at Coopersmith's, a brewpub in Old Town. It has lots of windows and exposed brick and nice tables. And the beer is good, too...though I don't do so much of that anymore, either.