From great cues, to new felt, to only quarters per game, the following bars are home to the best pool tables embodying all three qualities.
First established in 1978, Sloan's has changed little since, and that's a good thing. There's a sweet cougar behind the bar with a mean G&T.
Tonic Lounge provides a stellar stage for local and national acts to perform. Go for the live sets and strong drinks. Most convenient: two bars in two different rooms. Pay in cash and pick whichever line is shortest.
Billy Ray's, the go-to neighborhood bar, lives up to its dive status: flowing PBR, a lot of broken stuff, and liquor stuffed in the back.
A proper neighborhood dive with ocean murals that fool no one, Maui's offers stiff drinks, free pool (Weds), pinball, and Blazers games.
The Hilt is the latest incarnation for this building and as such it's still flying under the Alberta radar. This makes it a keen spot for quiet drinks that last late--until 2:30am.