We’re still unsure why there isn’t a reality show about Dirty Sixth - with all its drunk people trying to pet police horses and tourists and college kids seeking out elevated surfaces to dance on. But if you’d rather watch that on TV and avoid it in real life, Buffalo Billiards is one of the tamer spots on the street (though by tamer, we mean there’s no mechanical bull). It’s a big space with a ton of game options like shuffleboard, foosball, darts, and, obviously, billiards, so your whole crew can come along while you try and fail to hustle other groups at pool.
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