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Best Pool Hall Denver 2005 - Paradise Billiards

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For an honest, old-fashioned game of billiards and some of the best action in the area, head to Paradise. This ancient hall is the closest thing you'll find in Denver to the sort of underground, New York-style dark room where the true pool players lurk. Most days the snooker tables are held by old-timers playing Golf, and the Thursday-evening 9-ball tournament is probably the toughest game around. Road players often stop by when passing through, and the city's three women pros -- Melissa Little, Megan Minerich and Laura Smith -- frequently practice here, too.

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Seen Color of Money? Hustler? that's Paradise for ya. Don't expect too much courtesy from the locals; they'll put their cue collection on your table and won't get the picture. Tried to ask one fella and got blown off so I left, disappointed. Try to go when these retired Mizeraks aren't there.