Sharks Pool Club
Time Out says
The list of once-common activities we can no longer do right now is very long: Dance in a crowded club. Kiss on a first date. Scroll through our Twitter feeds without an overwhelming feeling of doom... But here’s one activity that you can add back on to your 2020 list of potential activities: Heading out for a game of pool.
Rather than hit the billiards in a crowded dive bar, a new service called Sharks Pool Club lets you book a private room and table online. You can then show up to one of the mansion-style rooms with a key code that will let you in, no human contact required. Once there, you can play your own music, BYOB and have a fun night out with your significant other, a potential match or a group of friends that you’ve formed a pod with.
“Sharks is the first-ever autonomous pool room,” a rep for the club told Time Out. “The space is designed so that people can book a pool table by the hour, and feel like they are playing pool in a mansion-style environment. We only will be allowing a few people in at a time to start. Each table room has curated art and a private set up for pool accessories. The space is currently BYOB and in our humble opinions—a perfect date opportunity!”
Rates for the rooms are currently $36, but the club also offers private lessons for $65/hour. “We are dead-ass set on making pool a more inclusive game,” they say. “Less bro—more flow.”
You can also buy a five-session package for $134 which works out to about $27 an hour.