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Best places to play pool

Jackie Smithwick prepares to hit a cue ball

(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Rack 'em up -- that's the battle cry at Long Island's pool halls, where even casual players can show up and shoot a round deep into the night. Some venues even take it beyond the billiards by offering patrons a lounge-like atmosphere, live music, perhaps a menu of sports bar snacks. Here are some reliable spots where you can cue up and call your shots.

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