If you've ever played pool in the city most likely you've been ushered and guided into this 'hidden in plain view' place.
Now, why would I say City Heroes is hidden in plain view? Well it's entrance is right outside the George Street Event Cinemas! How can it possibly be there if that's the entrance to Event Cinemas? I'll tell you; what you do is go down the escalator out front, and you'll find a room chock full of pool and billiards tables, and more often than not, chock full of high school and uni students as well.
Don't go worrying just yet, although it's usually pretty busy, there's always a spare table free. Just ask the counter for whatever number table you want and bang, you'll be hitting people on tables next to you with your pool cue in no time.
They open early and close late, cost is $16 an hour, and you pay only after you've returned the balls back to the counter.
If you want to find more about City Heroes, go add it as a friend on Facebook here. It's a location on Facebook and FourSquare if you want to check in once you're there to invite all your friends to check it out too.
There are lots of promotional events and discount offers that you can find by checking out their Facebook page and photos. Also if you are interested in Mahjong they also have a Mahjong room, but I will say most people go there for the pool.
Finally, if you start going frequently enough you'll probably notice a whole bunch of regulars who always pop in to play a couple of hours and if you're gutsy enough to approach them (try to make sure it's not by whacking them with a pool stick) you may just make some new pool enthusiastic friends, or end up weirding out your neighbouring pool players.
So oh magic 8 ball should these readers go sink some real 8 balls?
Was not really impressed. Saw a nice movie at the theatre upstairs and was struck with an $80 tab after tickets and snacks . Decided to give the amusement centre across the road a miss and try our hand at pool. There were a couple of groups of 5 or 6 kids yahooing and swearing near the table we were allocated. Nice enough tables but very hard metal stools that were few and far between. Stayed for 1 hour and 10 minutes and they insisted we pay for 2 hours. Young man at the counter argued loudly when I asked why. Not a good look with 3 under 15 year old kids in tow. Next time in Sydney we will visit the zoo or Manly pier..