Loading your recommendations…

West End Billiards


601 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 717-3915
Visit Website

West End Billiards has pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard. Premier event and party space with an extensive list of wines by the glass, liquor, and beer.

Google Reviews

Photo of Ryan Gonzales Ryan Gonzales
Jul 31, 2021 5

I love playing pool there

Photo of Albert C. Wilmer Jr. Albert C. Wilmer Jr.
Aug 1, 2021 5

Decent place downtown to shoot pool. I'd return. We were the only folk wearing masks and that made me uncomfortable but we really didn't expect any covid protocols at a bar.

Photo of Joey Edmond Joey Edmond
Feb 25, 2022 5

A regular for tobacco road sports cafe employees, we go a few times a month after our night shifts. Good drinks, fun bartenders, and lots of pool tables and dart boards available.

Photo of Michael Long Michael Long
Feb 13, 2022 5

Had a good time here. My wife and I went spur of the moment. Good music and good atmosphere. Awesome staff….We will be back.

Photo of Garner Halloran Garner Halloran
Mar 22, 2022 3

Edit as of 3/22/2022. I was notified that over 1000 people read my review (thanks!). I saw from the pictures that the tables now have proper billiard lights. I haven't been back to check out my other complaints, but I feel it's fair to change my 1-star to a 3-star for now. If they took the effort to make that one change (which isn't cheap), I have to believe they made other changes as well. I will make an effort to visit again this year. Original Review: For frame of reference I have been shooting pool for 27 years, have owned 2 pool tables and have played in leagues for most of that time. They don't have proper pool table lights. What they have are far too small, hang too low and cast shadows that affect playing. They have nothing to cover the windows which makes playing during the day very difficult with glare. The tables themselves are pretty nice and level, but the cloth is slow. While the playing surface was clean (after an hour of playing my hands weren't dirty), you could see a lot of dirt in the wedges where the rails meet the surface. Learn to brush! Plastic racks. Yuck! Looks like they were using a cue ball designed for bar boxes so perhaps that's why it was playing slow. Spring for a red dot or measles ball. After an hour playing there I was definitely not going to return, but what sealed the deal was the $9/hour charge. This is on a Sunday afternoon, not prime time. Completely out of line for the quality of table, cloth, lighting and equipment. I would consider coming back if all of those things were fixed and the price dropped by half. I'd rather drive 15 minutes extra to pool halls in Cary that have much better equipment and cost less per hour to play.

Photo of patrick berger patrick berger
Oct 3, 2018 5

Just walked in and the atmosphere is great. The bartender is personable and the drink/beer selection is awesome. Beautiful architecture and clean cool atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Photo of Kacie Faciane Kacie Faciane
Aug 28, 2019 4

Didn't have a chance to step inside, but heard its a local fave. Nice area and walking distance!!

Photo of Kenneth Mendez Kenneth Mendez
Oct 2, 2019 5

Great location. Clean and chill place to relax and shoot some pool. It does get busy on the weekends and becomes hard to find a table, but that is a good thing. Excellent draft beer selection as well. I love to take friends there for the first time. Never been disappointed.

Photo of Alan Harris Alan Harris
Dec 11, 2019 5

Went there for a private event. I've been here in the past and its always a very mellow and has a good selection of beer, wine and spirits. It's good for hosting small events at this location. The downtown area of Durham has certainly developed in a big way. I expect more to come.

Photo of Adrienne Efland Adrienne Efland
Jan 18, 2020 5

This place is cute, quaint, and has a wonderful atmosphere. The wine selection is great and so are the snacks. I went with a friend on a Friday night and it was the perfect amount of crowded. Not too many people and not too few. I will definitely be going back.

Photo of Sunny D Sunny D
Feb 16, 2020 5

Great billards hall. About 10 full size tables in great shape. Good price ($9/hr), which beats shoving quarters into a crummy pool table. Good drinks, well priced. The owner/manager/bar tender takes great pride in the place, and it shows. Example: the women restroom is the neatest, cleanest and as nicely decorated as I've not only ever seen in a bar setting, but beats most restaurants. A small point to some, but is a good spot to see a place's commitment to looking good and being good.

Photo of Judith Roman Judith Roman
Jan 19, 2020 5

Awesome place to have fun, very nice and safe!

Photo of Micah Baldwin Micah Baldwin
Dec 20, 2019 5

Reasonably priced drink a and made right. Javon is an awesome bartender!

Photo of Anthony Rosado Anthony Rosado
Dec 13, 2019 4

Clean establishment where the vibe is chill , the drinks are strong and the pool tables are waiting. Fun and friendly crowd and great tunes playing. Loud enough to hear but soft enough to talk without having to yell. Lots of free parking all around and no cover to get in..

Photo of T. Baker T. Baker
Aug 16, 2019 5

It was a pretty chill spot. Would definitely go back. I had a great time and great service.

Photo of Quinton Qharisma Quinton Qharisma
Aug 20, 2019 5

Top notch pool parlor. Full size, well kept tables.... Plenty of on tap selections... And the Bartender is a hoot.

Photo of Greg Guilmette Greg Guilmette
Aug 28, 2019 5

Nice vibe. Bocci courts and pool tables are in great shape. The employees are very cool to talk to. I highly recommend!

Photo of Ozymandias __ Ozymandias __
Jul 21, 2019 4

Great place to shoot pool! They have 6 tables, plus some other games to play for variety. I would have given it 5 stars, but for me the food wasn't the greatest. It's a little too fancy for me, there's nothing like some good ole bar food when shooting pool.

Photo of Pier Komes Pier Komes
May 23, 2019 4

Nice place to play pool and have drinks

Apr 14, 2019 3

They've got pool tables, games and good music. Thought it gonna be a bit more busy on a Saturday night, but it wasn't so.

Photo of Ke-Ron Downey Ke-Ron Downey
May 18, 2019 5

Very nice vibe. The crowd is always friend!

Photo of Robyn Mitch Robyn Mitch
May 19, 2019 5

Nice multicultural vibe, good music, love the industrial look, & strong mix drinks.

Photo of Mike Cook Mike Cook
May 30, 2019 4

Great place for pool and other games. Indoor bocce is unique. High ceilings. Funny, but female bartender ignores the girls, male bartender ignores the guys. Plan accordingly

Photo of Mark Silva Mark Silva
Mar 28, 2022 5

Recently had west end host a birthday party for my wife. She couldn’t have been more happy with the results. The atmosphere, service, catering, and drinks were awesome! Highly recommend to anyone for events (or even just for a quick visit with friends)!

Photo of Anna V Howard Houze Anna V Howard Houze
May 2, 2022 4

It’s a pretty nice bar. They make great drinks. Get there early if you want seating or otherwise you will standing or waiting a while for a seat.

Photo of Leon Henderson Leon Henderson
Mar 8, 2022 5

What a great spot! DJed an after party for a wedding here and it was an absolute pleasure to work with the staff! The entire party had a wonderful time!

Photo of Jesse Jones Jesse Jones
Aug 23, 2022 5

My Bartender Kristie was the best! Lucky to have her...next thing you need is Karokie!

Photo of Daniel Rust Daniel Rust
Aug 20, 2022 4

Solid place.good darts and billiards. I had a good time.

Photo of David C David C
May 15, 2021 5

Great place to hang out and play billiards for a while. Their Moscow Mule and Gimlet cocktails are great. Good music and ambience.

Photo of Mary Beth Hampe Mary Beth Hampe
Sep 12, 2021 5

Cute wine bar with a lot of indoor seating (a downstairs and upstairs) and front patio. Really nice staff and a huge booze selection. A few small plates to eat as well.