Putnam Den 63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066. Pool, darts, foosball, live music and 9 bathrooms (waiting in line is no longer an option).
Diamond Eight Billiards 9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048, diamondeight.com. You’ll find billiards, video games and Foosball tables, also Nathan’s hotdogs and other munchies available. There is a full-service bar.
The Golden Cue 1048 Central Ave., Albany, 459-9442. A Capital Region institution. The granddaddy of area pool halls—family-owned and operated for more than 35 years.
Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Pub 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-8771, trickshotbilliardsny.com. Featuring fifteen professional-sized pool tables, electronic and steel-tip dart boards and tournament-quality foosball tables. Full bar and pub menu, pro shop, pool and dart leagues and weekly foosball tournaments.