Astoria Billiards club was recently shut down – following an intense police raid. The NYPD cited the presence of gambling as the reason for the shut down. A restraining order sign outside the establishment was posted, stating that no property could be removed because of the gambling investigation.
Located at 35-21 30th ave, the billiards club has been around since 2004, and has gained a pretty solid following in the past ten years. Prices were cheap – solo hours were just $5 each, and happy hour cost just $7 for two to play for 2 hours.
Primarily located in a basement, the pool hall was a lot more “old school,” then some of the other clubs we’ve seen pop up recently – it seemed to have the vibe that billiards clubs used to in times past.
While many loyal patrons will miss the billiards club, some residents are glad to see it go.