9 Club has set a new standard for billiards in our fair city, but to call this place just a pool hall would do it a disservice.
Spread out over hundreds of well-decorated square meters, the 9 Club can be divided into two distinct areas: one for billiards, and one for live music. With 18 brand new BCN and Brunswick tables, at least two full-size Riley brand snooker tables, high-quality pool cues, and an array of accessories available for sale. Hourly rates for the BCN tables are a not unreasonable 48RMB/hour, while the higher quality Brunswick tables will cost you 68RMB/hour. Snooker will cost you 80RMB/hour. They also have a few trainers floating around who’ll be happy to challenge you and teach you new skills. There’s even foosball and air hockey to play on the off chance all the pool tables are occupied when you arrive. If you’re looking for a more intimate affair, they also have two, VIP rooms, replete with their own pool tables, KTV equipment, and private bathrooms. Call ahead for rates.
The other side of this expansive space sports a full-service bar, a full-size stage they use to host musical acts from both the local and national music scenes, and seating for upwards of 150 people. They encourage all of you singers and musicians to come on down. You might just become Hangzhou’s hottest new act. They also have big shows planned for every weekend for the foreseeable future, so if you’re into China’s Indie music scene, this is the place to be.
If you’re a pool shark hunting for a place to ply your trade, a fan or a performer of live music, then there’s a good chance the 9 Club is just the place you’ve been looking for. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did. Menu is, for the most part, bilingual. Parking is available street side.