PK Billiards Plaza
1, TaichungGang (Taichung Kang) Rd, Sec 1
Hours: 10 am-2 am (open 24 hours/day
in the summer)
Free parking lot (B1, 5F).
Credit cards not accepted. Free wireless Internet.
While the spacious, well-appointed PK Billiards Plaza is one of the city's finest places to play billiards or snooker, it is more than just a pool hall. In his younger days, owner Lin Ming-tang was a national player for Taiwan and traveled overseas representing his country. Today, his establishment is also the home for the Taichung Billiards Committee, which cooperates with the government to organize activities, including regular tournaments open to all (no pre-registration necessary). In-house coaches are available to help customers with their game. Other features include a couple free-use foozball tables, new pool cues for sale, and a small food/drinks menu with teas, coffees, rice dishes and boiled dumplings. Some staff members also speak English. PK is easy to find, on the corner of TaichungGang and WuQuan roads, with free basement and fifth-floor parking lots. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. PK's 200-ping interior has a total of 18 tables, including 10 Brunswick tables from the U.S. For billiards (8-ball), the cost ranges from NT$2 to NT$3.2 per minute per player, depending on table selection (including a private VIP area) and time of day/week. Currently, there is a 40% new-opening discount on all rates.
B. Snooker players can enjoy PK's single, 100% wool-covered UK Rally Snooker table, and play for NT$5/minute per table.