Break Pool & Snooker Hall, Kyrenia, North Cyprus

The Break Pool & Snooker Hall opened in January 2009 just behind the old Turkish quarter in Kyrenia, and is proving really popular as each time we have visited it’s been pretty busy.  Having said that, we haven’t actually had to wait for a table to become free.

Upon our first visit we were expecting to find some dark, dreary, dank and smoky men’s den of some kind, but were really pleased to find a modern, clean, bright and relaxed pool and snooker hall with men and women all playing.  Also another appealing factor is that it’s friendly and there is music playing all the time which is not intrusive at all (very refreshing!), and the toilet facilities were immaculate!

They have 4 championship Brunswick pool tables, and one full size Riley snooker table, all brand spanking new as were all the other implements and accessories needed to sink a few balls.  They also have a licensed bar and serve snacks and bar food with smoking only allowed outside the premises.  The place is well lit and the owner Emete, a young Turkish Cypriot lady, looks after her venue very well, even picking up nut shells off the floor (that was our male contingent being messy as usual!).

We were also really impressed to hear that there is also a TRNC Pool league which has been running for the last 5 years or so.  Emete, a member of the league, holds practice sessions on a Wednesday and a Sunday.  But, maybe the best thing is that they are open 7 days a week from 10am until a startling 1am!!   It’s not at all expensive either – ‘happy hour’ every day up to 6pm will set you back 10ytl for one hour on the table, and after 6pm its 12ytl an hour.  Beers are not too bad pricewise with Efes at 5ytl.   Oh, and they have a plasma screen showing Premier League matches as well.

If you can’t see the map properly in our picture, turn down towards the Old Tunnel Rock Bar from the Hirondelle roundabout, either doing a right at the Anibal restaurant or the turning before that, and then straight up to the junction doing a right or left depending on which turning you have taken and then the next turning which is Balkabak Sokak and you will see it in front of you.

If you like to have a relaxing evening, where you are taken care of, drinks delivered to your table, and oh you enjoy a game of pool or snooker of course, we would say give it a go.

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