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Drunk After Work: Classic Q Billiards & Sports Club

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If you throw a chicken strip, we guarantee it'll hit a pool table.

The Place: The Classic Q, 4250 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, (949) 261-9458; www.theclassicq.com.

The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Deal: 25 percent off all appetizers, $5 for select appetizers, $4.50 for house wines and well drinks, 22-ounce imports for $5.75, 22-ounce domestics for $4.25, 16-ounce imports for $4.25, 16-ounce domestics for $3.50.

The Scene:
When you're thisclose to John Wayne Airport, it's white collars and polos not headed to a business dinner. A joint that has been open for 20 years and counting. Inaccessible off MacArthur, locals know exactly which side streets and driveways to navigate to get here. The gang is here to watch the game and/or blow off steam before facing the 405/55/5 bumper-to-bumper. Or maybe just to shoot pool in a clean, well-lit place. With more than 50 plasma screens, an abundance of billiards tables, wifi, dartboards and patio dining, there are enough distractions to keep patrons holed up for a few hours. They even take reservations(?)!

The Sauce: Being the body-conscious county, the tap has its share of lightweights--Amstel Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud Light. For the rest of us, there's Blue Moon, Bass, Stella, Newcastle, Samuel Adams, Pyramid and our friend Guinness. Chardonnay and cab rule the wine roost, each with three offerings. Chilean label La Playa is on the lower end of the spectrum for both red and white, while Raymond Vineyards from native Napa have pricier vintages. Well drinks are left up to the imagination, but the place offers a liquor menu here.

The Food: Deep-fried, TIGF-style cuisine--appetizers such as fries, Southwestern eggrolls, chicken nachos, etc. (Note: Avoid the calamari.) Sandwiches and burgers are worth the money but aren't on the happy-hour menu, so we digress.

The Verdict: The office typically clears out closer to 5, so an hour to get your happy hour on isn't fair. Plus, happy-hour food is filler, not a focus. If you're all about sports, park yourself and throw back a cold one.

The Grade: B-

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Billiard
Billiard

It would be much better if you will post more photos that would emphasizes the Billiard room.

New York City Hotel
New York City Hotel

Place the hen is my favorite greens and half are balanced and delightful. And in addition to employees nice / friendly ... unusual. Excellent meals (plenty of balanced choices, or a typical sports bar food), good environment, a real pool area, personnel, and every wearing event possible.

xxxtruthordare
xxxtruthordare

When he went to drink in Kings Cross, the players were fuming. .... The association requires its members to work, and equally important for the large room ...erotic game

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gametruthordare

There are more than just a "fried, and I assume you mean TIGF? TGIF instead of goodies that mean?" Wrap the chicken is my favorite salad and half were healthy and delicious. And not to mention the pleasant / friendly ... strange. Great food (lots of healthy choices, or a typical sports bar food), good atmosphere, a real pool hall, staff, and every sporting event imaginable.erotic game

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After he went out drinking in Kings Cross the players were fuming. .... The club needs to work with its members and just as importantly, the broader local ...  

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There are more than just a "fried, and I am assuming you mean TIGF? Tgif Instead of goodies that mean?" Wrap the chicken is my favorite salad and half are healthy and delicious. And not to mention the staff nice / friendly ... strange. Good food (plenty of healthy choices, or a typical sports bar food), good atmosphere, a real pool hall, staff, and every sporting event imaginable. 

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coolwhip75
coolwhip75

Clearly you have not eaten here more than once.  They have more than just "Deep-Fried, and I'm assuming that you didn't mean TIGF?? instead you meant TGIF-style cuisine?"  The chicken wrap is my favorite and side salads are healthy & delicious.  And no mention of the beautiful/friendly staff...weird.  Great food (plenty of healthy selections or typical sports bar food), great atmosphere, a true billiards hall, beautiful staff, and every sporting event imaginable.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

"Sandwiches and burgers are worth the money but aren't on the happy hour menu, so we digress." I used to go there with co-workers when I worked by SNA, but the staff was indifferent. "If you're all about sports, park yourself and throw back a cold one." "...pool in a clean, well-lit place." Guess you don't consider those compliments.

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