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BEST PLACE TO PLAY POOL

FLAT TOP JOHNNY'S

There are people who shoot pool on lopsided barroom tables, and then there are the people who hustle those people for their paychecks. Members of the latter group, at least around Greater Boston, can be found in Kendall at the one-and-only FLAT TOP JOHNNY'S, which is one of the few places left to catch a serious game of straight pool or nine-ball — not to mention bartenders with eclectic iPod playlists, affordable grub, and ice-cold tallboys to wash down the pain of getting racks run on you by regulars. If you plan to hang with Johnny, just be sure to keep an eye out for weekly table specials, and for angle-happy MIT students who want to play for money.

FLAT TOP JOHNNY'S | One Kendall Square, Cambridge | 617.494.9565

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