The places that ply their trade in billiards often sacrifice atmosphere, comfort and quality beer selection in service of their sport. Conversely, most bars that have pool tables demand hard-earned quarters for stepped-on felt and cues as crooked as politicians. Fortunately, the good people at Glendale Tap have two pristine tables of deep black felt and sticks on the straight and narrow. Surely they must charge for such lovely specimens of snooker? Not a single cent. Yeah. Free. As if the vintage auto parts and old tin beer signs all over the walls didn't already make it like your cool uncle's basement, you also don't have to pay to play pool. And unlike your cool uncle's basement, the Tap has more than cans of Beast Lite yanked from a dusty fridge — it boasts more than 50 taps of the best local and global suds.

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