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    A WeHo Classic Returns – the Pool Table is Back at Trunks Bar in West Hollywood

    The pool table is BACK at Trunks Bar West Hollywood, at 8809 Santa Monica Boulevard, after it was moved into storage for past four years. According to an employee, the WeHo classic made a comeback by popular demand. Patrons will be now able to play pool once again in the LGBT Rainbow District from Monday – Thursday (it has wheels and will be rolled into a storage space to open up the bar during the weekends).

    Once a staple of the gay dive bar in West Hollywood, pool tables vanished during the COVID lockdown, most never returned. Mother Lode, Gold Coast, and Fubar had pool tables that have been lost, the latter two bars due to their closure. There was a pool table at Bar 10 before Hi Tops took over pre-pandemic.

    Pool table at Trunks Bar West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    Most of the bars in WeHo either had a dance floor or a pool table. Vintage bars like The Spike bar, The 7702 and The Blue Parrot (now Revolver WeHo) were known for being watering holes where you could catch a game of pool. Then there was the billiard on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Fairfax Avenue, existed some time in the 90s

    Very few pool tables remain. Barney’s Beanery still have their two pool tables, and there may one or two left on the Sunset Strip, but for the most part, they are gone.

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    Trunks Bar, which has been around for well over 35 years, removed their pool table for safety reasons during COVID. They needed the open space, so it went into storage. They brought it back because patrons kept asking for it, according to a bartender, who says that people love it and have been crowding around it since it the pool table made its comeback.

    Some will say the pool table pastime has died out, but they remain a symbol of what once was in what was formerly known as West Hollywood’s Boystown.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Tedium Poet
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    1 month ago

    ..more likely, they were operating that space as dance floor / nightclub when their license doesn’t allow for it. And likely it was finally addressed by Code Enforcement or ABC. So, so, many ‘bar’ licenses are operating as ‘nightclubs’ with sound systems and go-go dancers & live dj’s, etc., in WeHo, when their license doesn’t allow for any of that on the premises. Nice comment ‘they needed the open space’…but now they don’t…BS..COVID was 3 years ago.

    Una Mae Buggins
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    1 month ago

    Fact check.

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    1 month ago

    Grateful the table is back where it belongs.

    Last edited 1 month ago by :dpb
    Curtis
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    1 month ago

    Eagle LA @ 4219 Santa Monica Boulevard has 2 pool tables

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