Originating in the United Kingdom from the games of billiards and pyramid pool, the variety of games collectively known as “pool” have become hugely popular games in America since it was first introduced in the early 19th century. Played on a six-pocket table, pool in the United States is valued at $742 million dollars annually, making pool halls a viable opportunity for any aspiring entrepreneur.

The popularity of pool halls has grown steadily since they were first introduced with a growth rate of 4.3% to 6.8% per year. And while not every pool hall can be as large as the 103-table Detroit club known as “The Recreation”, a smaller pool hall can also offer a return on investment investment. If you’re considering opening a pool hall, here are the best available name ideas to get you started.

Pool Hall Name Ideas

Pool halls generally have business names that relate to the game itself. Like the sticks, cues, balls, or chalk required to play. Using this common approach, naming your own pool hall may not be as hard as you may think. As long as the average can player can connect your name to the game of billiards you’re on the right track.

  • A+ Billiards
  • A-Town Billiards
  • Back Alley Billiards
  • Billiard Cafe
  • Bubba’s Billiard House
  • Black Ball Billiards
  • Blue Collar Billiards
  • Blue Post Billiards.
  • Cue Up
  • Corner Pocket Club
  • Dream Poolroom
  • Greenleaf’s Pool Room.
  • Just Pool Emporium
  • Lucky Break
  • Maximum Raxs
  • MotherHustlers
  • Orton’s Pool Room.
  • One Shot Winners
  • Patriots Pool
  • Pool Storm.
  • Poolroom House
  • Post it Up Billiard Lounge
  • Rack & Roll Billiards
  • Chalk It Up
  • Rack Breaker
  • Lucky Shot Billiards
  • Ride the Nine
  • Ride The Rail
  • Straight Shooters Pool Hall
  • Tavern Poolroom
  • The Action Room
  • The Back Room
  • The Bent Cue
  • Smoky’s Pool Hall
  • The Break Room
  • The Lucky Roll
  • The Pool Room
  • The Pool Room
  • The Rail
  • The Road House
  • The Spot
  • The Sunken 8
  • Tight Pocket Billiards
  • Under the Rail
  • WallRacks
  • York Poolroom
  • Zack’s Racks

Funny Pool Hall Name Ideas


Giving your pool hall a name that has a pun intended is a socially acceptable way to name this type of business. A humorous name also lends itself to word-of-mouth advertising from players. There are a massive number of puns and funny terms you can use for a memorable pool hall name. Here are name suggestions that could tickle your funny bone.

  • 8 is enough
  • 8 on Eight
  • 2 Long Sticks
  • Ball Busters
  • Balzz
  • Big Pockets
  • Bushwacker’s room
  • Chalkies
  • Cue Can Do
  • Big Racks
  • Cue Rock
  • Cue Wood
  • Cue Phoria
  • Cue Topia
  • Deep Pockets
  • Eight Clean Balls
  • Got The Shaft
  • Great Balls of Fire!
  • Hustler Haven!
  • Killers
  • M&M Billiards
  • Miss Cue
  • Nitty Nine Baller!
  • Pockets
  • Pool Storm
  • Rack Em Up
  • Rack N Roll
  • Racketeers
  • Rail Birds!
  • Ricochets
  • Room With a Cue
  • Sandbagger Saloon!
  • Sharkey’s
  • Stick and Balls
  • Sticks
  • Sticks & Balls
  • Sticks and Chicks
  • Stixx
  • Styx and Stones
  • The Best Damn Pool Room
  • The Break ‘N Run
  • The Hole in the Wall
  • Tight Pockets

Pool League Team Name Ideas

Do you compete in a pool league?

Managing pool leagues is an important aspect to running a successful hall. Competition pool is hugely popular with most halls having their own league teams and playing on a regular basis. This is the best way to attract repeat customers for your hall as many of these leagues play once a week. Check out our list of the top pool team names ideas below.

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  • All Chalked Up
  • Alpha Cue
  • Back in the Hole
  • Baize of Glory
  • Bank N Spanks
  • Breaking Racks and Hearts
  • Chalk and Awe
  • The Pool Punks
  • Chalk It Up
  • Cheeze It
  • Cool in the Pool
  • Crazy 88’s
  • Cue Branch
  • Cue Tips
  • Diamond Cutters
  • Full Cue
  • Green Rollers Inc.
  • In the Pocket
  • Lounge Lizards
  • Ounce of Fury
  • Pocket Pool
  • Pocket Rockets
  • Poke & Hope
  • Pool Tang Clan
  • Rack Lovers
  • Rail Riders
  • Scratch This
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Sink or Swim
  • Stick it to ‘Em
  • Sticks & Stones
  • The Hot Pockets
  • The Kiss Offs
  • The Magic 8 Balls
  • The Shockers
  • The Spin Doctors
  • The Third Input
  • Triple threat

Snooker Club Name Ideas

An orange ball on the felt.

A game similar to pool that derived from the 19th century game of pyramid pool, snooker is a longer and slower game that takes time and precision to play. There are only a handful of snooker halls in the United States with the game being much more popular in the United Kingdom. Regardless, we have some quality name ideas for you to use if you are opening a snooker club in your area.

  • 147 Club
  • 147 Rocket
  • 15 Red
  • Break Off
  • Break Time
  • Break Time
  • Colonial Cue Club
  • Cue 147
  • Cue Ball Action
  • Cue Club
  • Cue Masters
  • Cues & Cushions
  • Double Kiss
  • Fantasy 147
  • Gimme a Break
  • Golden Break
  • Golden Cue
  • Hard Balls
  • Hit the Black
  • Inside English
  • Make a Break
  • Master’s Club
  • Masters Cue
  • Near Right Corner
  • O’sullivan’s Den
  • On Cue Snooker Hall
  • Pro Snooker
  • Revolution Snooker
  • Right English
  • Right on Cue
  • S.N.O.O.K.E.R
  • Snooker Arsenal
  • Snooker On The Snap
  • Snooker Parlor
  • Snooker Planet
  • Snooker’s Bar and Grill.
  • The Break Room
  • The Felt Table
  • The Green Room
  • The Last Black
  • The Leather Tip
  • Where’s the Cue Ball

What makes a successful pool hall?

As with any business, a pool hall requires more profit than expenses sustain itself. The primary challenge will be attracting enough regular clientele into the establishment. Pool halls generally make money by renting out time on their tables by the game or charge by the hour. Tables can be coin operated or you can charge guests upon entry.

In addition to charging for time played, pool halls can generate revenue through alcohol sales, food service, and other entertainment like video game machines. Some owners will host bands and other forms of entertainment in an effort to draw a crowd on select nights.

The first thing you need to do is research the location of your potential pool hall and find out if you’re opening in the right market for customers. Customer demographics is one of the most important aspects of the pool hall business and many halls fail because they open in the wrong area.

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Billiard and pool halls cater to a certain segment of the market. The majority of pool players are generally males aged 21-35. Therefore, you need to cater to this demographic and find a way to reach these players through your marketing efforts.

Location is also important and can make or break a good pool hall. Catering to the set demographic, you need to be in a location where you are easy to reach and doesn’t have too much entrenched competition. Study the activities of your competitors and visit their pool halls to identify what they’re doing right and what’s missing from their establishments.

Knowledge is the key in the pool and billiards industry in order to be successful. Someone who know doesn’t understand the games and what’s important to players is less likely to grow a successful pool hall business.

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