What can be expected of a pool place? Dark place, a few (old) tables, a bar and hopefully some nice people. Your average pool place right? You come, you play, you leave. Reasonable time spent.
Not PlanB. It is somewhat hard to find, hidden behind a small alley halfway down the Overtook but boy is worth visiting. It starts with the building. Who would expect to find a pool hall in a church!! Yes it has been changed a bit for pooling purposes but I'm sure the almighty doesn't mind that it has been changed into a better place.
The light through the modern flamed glass, the height of the space and the wall paintings and arts make it a welcome place to be. For all the times I have been there the music was pleasant and never annoys in volume, sound and genre.
The tables are great and are very well maintained. There is plenty of room to move around and shoot the balls from anywhere around the table. When the place is full there is still plenty of room not to spoil the game.
As for the bar and staff I can only say that it all fits, or better, adds to the good vibe of the place. Staff is very helpful and just as good in the English language. Any question can be asked it seems. The bar is a fine place to sit and talk to people/staff or just watch the sports channels on monitors all over the place or on the big projection on the far end.
The kitchen is mainly for snacks and small stuff but a good concept is that you can order via the internet or phone (they'll do it for you if you like) any food delivery service. They'll make the table for you, pay the delivery on arrival and add it to your final bill in the end. Meanwhile you play your game of pool and voilà, food is served. GREAT!
I'm not a smoker, but there is even a grand smokers room one floor up (I imagine where the organ and/or the choir used to be. You can even play pool there too with a nice view on the pooltables below.
A fine and easy going bar, not the regular pool/game joint we are generally so used to.
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