Want to turn your house into a fun pool parlor without spending a fortune? If you answered yes, you are in the right place. These are the tables we found to be the best under 1000 dollars in 2016 during our research:
1. Fat Cat 7-Foot Frisco II Billiard Table
This is the billiard table we recommend the most to all pool players who want a good playing field for less than $1000. The surface being Accuslate, this table looks like a real slate table. Thus, at first glance it looks like a table that costs twice as much as its actual price. Its elegant aura is further enhanced by the presence of brown wood cloth and veneer mahogany legs. The set comes with 2.57-inch cues, 1 set of balls, 2 chalk pieces, a brush and a triangle. The assembly process is fairly easy, mostly due to the clear instructions. Overall, this 84-inch table offers very smooth playing sessions, and is well worth the money you pay for it. In addition, it is clearly more popular than most of its direct rivals. Also, it is worth noting that the 1-inch Accuslate surface comes with 7-year warranty.
2. Mizerak Dynasty Space Saver 6.5-Foot Billiard Table
This 6.5-feet pool table costs less than the above model, and it is like a blessing for those who want to set up a table in a compact setting. It gets featured on the 100 bestselling billiard tables list on a regular basis. At present, this table is the fastest selling billiard table below 1000 dollars. Despite being priced very modestly, the manufacturer has put incredible attention to the little details. For example, the surface has a green nylon cloth finish to bestow game parlor look, there are rubber cushions around the perimeter, leg levelers are present to make the surface perfectly even etc. The Automatic Ball Return feature is great for resetting a game. The package includes 2 cues, a set of balls, 2 chalks, a triangle and a brush. In addition, the bamboo laminated finish looks excellent. Setting the table up is quite an easy process, too. All things considered, this is an excellent bargain that we recommend fully without reservations.
3. Atomic Classic Bumper Pool Table
We do not like this table as much as we like the above two, but it is a good option in its own right. Those who love simplicity of design and good construction quality are going to fall in love with this billiard surface pretty quickly. It has internal ball return system, and the 5-inch square legs are well-made to satisfy most people. Inside the package, you get 1 bumper ball set, 2 48-inch cues, 1 brush and 2 chalk pieces. The MDF playfield has been specially designed to resist warping, which we think is a very good thing. Overall, it is a remarkably good option considering the amount it costs. The assembly is good and it can fit in many compact places, too.
(After carefully analyzing over 15 of the most popular tables in this price range, we came to the conclusion that the above three are the best bets. The only other option that came close was the Hathaway Hustler Pool Table.)