This is without a doubt one of the nicest pool places in Dublin. Do not get the wrong idea: When you actually find the place it looks like a nightclub – and part of it is, late at night. The other huge part of the “Palace” building is full with pool tables.
I am a passionate (but not a professional) player, and when I was looking for a snooker place in Dublin a friend recommended this one. I was a little disappointed when I discovered that there were no snooker tables any longer, but over three little floors there were plenty of pool tables.
You pay a € 10 deposit at the bar and can choose your own table, the equipment is a bit old but it feels good to be there! There is a bar with comparably cheap drinks for Dublin city – a pint of Smithwicks costs € 4, and they always have € 5 cocktails on offer as well as snacks.
The first time when I visited Palace we played a couple of games and I was very positively surprised to see the bill for that – we paid a bit more than € 3! Since then I go there more often and recommend the place to my friends. If you are hungry after a good game – there a plenty of restaurants with nice food on Camden Street!