Blatt Billiard is a big store, crowded with the rich colors of green billiard table felt, gleaming wooden pool cues, dart boards, poker supplies and more - careful, you might be tempted to convert your apartment into one big game room.
Alas, my apartment is barely big enough for me, let alone a pool table, so I made do with buying a pool cue as a gift for a friend. The man behind the counter was friendly, helpful and willing to answer all of my questions. When he found out the cue was a gift he jiggled the price so that I could afford a basic case too, and threw in a brand new cube of blue chalk.
So when you're ready to move beyond choosing whatever bar cue isn't visibly bent and get your own, or if you want to upgrade from Chex Mix to real poker chips, stop by Blatt Billiards.