Billiard tables, as far as the eye can see. Light streams gently down from green lamps, evoking images of back-alley lounges from another era. Of course, present-day Fox and Hound is a fairly sterilized sports bar, but the feeling that accompanies proper games of pool is in the air nonetheless. The place hosts regular pool tournaments, attracting the serious players from across the region. F&H is also a good spot to hone your skills; you'll get up-close seats to games all night long, if that's what you're looking for. Along the way, you're sure to pick up a new approach to bank shots or dead ball shots or, if you're active at the bar, whiskey shots.
8735 Day Dr., Parma, 440-842-8840; 1479 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Heights, 440-646-9078, foxandhound.com.
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