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Chris's Billiards, 41 Tables.

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Contact, location, and hours can be found here.

Color of Money

In 1986, director Martin Scorsese filmed key scenes of his movie "The Color of Money" here.

Clean Play Pool

Enjoy clean play pool at Chris's Billiards.

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Free Parking

There is a free parking lot one block south next to the fire station, on the North East side of the street at Milwaukee Ave. & Wilson.

Pool Tables

Chris's Billiards has ten 7 foot pool tables, and twenty nine 9 foot pool tables, & one twelve foot snooker table.


Chris's Billiards is located in Jefferson Park area on 4639 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60630


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At Chris's Billiards it's not what's New, it's whats not new that's great.  Walk back in time of great pool halls, championship tournaments being played, fan seating, and a fun atmosphere!


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If you are a beginner or a tournament level player, you will have a great time at Chris's Billiards.


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Come in and play our Video Poker games with a Top Prize of $5000  Must be 21 or older.

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MetroMix Chicago says this about Chris's Billiards:

Maybe the most famous pool hall in Chicago. How famous? Back in 1986, director Martin Scorsese filmed key scenes of his movie "The Color of Money" here. "Scorsese, he checked all the rooms (in Chicago), but then he said that this room reminded him of a room he played in Philadelphia," former owner Chris Chrisman said. "Most of the old rooms were in a downtown area. They were in multi-story buildings. You took an elevator or you took the stairs." When you mount the long staircase that leads to Chris's, the framed photographs on the wall tell you you aren't ascending into a yuppie pool room. The pictures of world championship players who have chalked their cues at Chris's tell you that this is not a room for dilettantes. People who are interested in the game come here because the rates are lower and the competition is good, so you can learn more. The space is a vast plain of green felt: more than 40 tables. On weekends, they're almost all clacking. The back room has a set of bleachers for watching tournaments. The competitions, with purses of up to $5,000, have drawn pool players as sharp as Sang Lee, the 1994 champion. (In September 1997, Crisman sold his place; the new owners appear to be maintaining his standards for clean play.)
Read more at http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-chriss-billiards-venue#YsPBADdvlsTAj3sf.99

CBS Chicago says this about Chris's Billiards:

If you are looking for the best pool hall in Chicago to practice your skills, check out Chris’s Billiards. Located in Portage Park, Chris’s Billiards has more than 40 full-sized billiard tables that are perfect for those wanting to play a game of pool or practice their craft alone. If you have ever seen or heard of the pool hustler movie, “The Color of Money,” you may want to take a trip to this Chicago pool hall––Martin Scorsese filmed parts of the movie at Chris’s Billiards. If Scorsese’s seal of approval is not good enough for you, go for the low prices and fun tournaments.

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