Billiards and bowling in Montreal

Nightlife, Things to Do — By shelaghmcnally on January 30, 2012 at 4:22 am

Shooting pool at the Sharx Club

Looking for a fun place to hang out, shoot some pool or even enjoy some retro fun with bowling? Montreal has some great clubs to hit the eight ball or get a strike. You’ll have to use the French terms: billiards = pool and quilles=bowling.

Voted Best Pool Bar of Montreal year after year, Sharx is an upscale billiard and snookers parlour offers 35 pool tables and 3 bars in the main room. There’s an additional 2 tables and bar in the VIP room. For some retro fun, check out the Disco Bowling Alley with 10 lanes and a lounge area. The restaurant offers light fare at reasonable prices. Located in the basement of the Faubourg Ste Catherine and is opened late.

Laurentian Lanes Bowling Centers have been opened since 1959 and offers a fun place for families to bowl. The 48-10 pin lanes have been modernized with digital and computer scoring. There’s Bumper Bowling for the small kiddies and for bigger kids of all ages there is the Cosmos Bowling that combines light and music. There’s also billiards, arcade games and mini golf. There’s two locations, on Montee de Liesse on Thursday at Laurentian Jean-Talon.

Salon de Billard de Montréal has open for 40 years and has a wonderful authentic feel wit that Plateau buzz. It’s is a mainstay for professional billiards and snooker players with many tournaments held here throughout the year. The salon has eight pool tables and eight snooker tables, a full bar, a restaurant serving great home cooked meals with home cooked meals. This The widescreen T.V. is usually turned to the hockey game. A great place to hang out, meet the locals and shoot some pool.

Quilles G Plus is a company managing all the older bowling alleys in the Montreal area. There is the retro Rose Bowl in the NDG neighborhood with 36-10 pins lanes and 36 duckpin lanes. Also on site is a video arcade, and several large pro-size tables. It also has the best prices in town: $10 for three games. Be sure to bring your 50s bowling shirt with you. The second location is in the Plateau with 24 duckpin lanes. On Friday and Saturdays after 10 pm there’s moonlight bowling with music and lights.

El Jumelgi billiard and Poker bars offers a trendy place to play done up with urban jungle décor. Shoot some pool, play foosball, indulge in a game of poker or watch the game on the giant HD screen. At the Ontario Street location billiards are free if you buy drinks and there’s a dance floor with tunes spun by the DJs. The Plateau location also holds special tournaments and is popular with locals.