Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-1:30am
Maplewood's the Cue specializes in friendly games of 8-ball. Located in an unassuming strip mall, the Cue offers nine tables and -- unless you're a total pro who travels with your own -- a bevy of good-quality cues. The Cue succeeds in setting an inviting atmosphere by not cramming the space full of billiard tables; the bar area has plenty of seating for socializing or watching the game on the big-screen television, and the perky bar staff will serve you with a smile. Sure, the regulars may try to hustle you, but that's part of the charm of a pool hall.