Established in 1923, Blatt Billiards’ mission is to provide our clients the old-world billiards pastime experience with superb quality and pride. We do this by virtue of our three core principles: superior hand craftsmanship, extraordinary customer service and our attention to billiard industry traditions.
Handcrafted is a term too vaguely used today. Blatt Billiards dismisses all mass construction shortcuts in favor of time-tested hand manual techniques that yield, individual works of art. Here, we continue to handcraft custom pool tables the way they were crafted over a century ago. It is our willingness to take the necessary time that makes Blatt Billiards tables the finest pool tables in the world.
In 2014, Blatt Billiards upgraded to new locations. The New York City showroom moved to 330 West 38th Street. Our new state-of-the-art workshop in Wood-Ridge, NJ enables Blatt Billiards to create its treasures more efficiently, using the same time-honored techniques. Our workshop also houses our collection of nearly 3,000 Antique, Contemporary and Traditional pool tables.
As a family owned business spanning 3 generations, we would love to give you a tour of our facilities, to demonstrate our philosophies. Please call us at 1-800-252-8855 with questions or feedback.
“We promise you will never look at a pool table the same way again” - Blatt Billiards
Stuck in a time warp to a bygone era, Blatt Billiards, is a rare find for someone looking for old-world craftsmanship in our modern, fast-paced, computer driven world. Using a combination of new and old equipment, some tools made by hand specifically for a particular task, Blatt Billiards' craftsmen create works of art that are never duplicated.
It was the Roaring Twenties; the money and the speakeasy-booze were flowing as freely as the Colorado River. F. Scott Fitzgerald was soaking up the nightlife that would later become the cornerstone of his master- piece, The Great Gatsby. New York City had more than 2,000 pool hall parlors. That was the era into which Blatt Billiards was born. In 1923, the company began crafting pool cues and billiard balls by hand, establishing the foundation of the company that is now known throughout the world as the finest manufacturer of handcrafted custom billiard tables.
Blatt Billiards serviced and supplied the numerous New York area pool halls during the economic highs of the 1920’s as well as the lows that followed during the Great Depression. The company survived with a hard work ethic while remaining frugal.
Blatt helped its loyal customers stay in business during the depression by cleaning and reversing the surface cloth – for a fee of five dollars, payable over time if needed. The loss of the male customer base brought on by the war caused most of New York’s pool halls to close. Blatt Billiards was next put in a position to accumulate a vast collection of pool tables, bought from these World War II bankrupted pool hall owners.
Blatt Billiards accumulated the largest collection of pool tables in the world. By restoring this vast collection of old-masterpieces, the correct construction techniques that were long passed over for quicker construction methods were exposed by Blatt’s quality. Blatt Billiards is, in fact, the 2nd oldest Brunswick retailer in America. It is Brunswick that established the billiard business in America in 1845; and many of the antique tables that Blatt owns, are old masterpieces manufactured by Brunswick in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Blatt Billiards embraced the strength and artistry of the old masters and adopted many of these old world techniques as its own brand. Blatt Billiards became the premier designer and builder of pool tables which delivers unique custom products all over the world.
Architects, designers and connoisseurs of the game have been acquiring the finest pool tables from us for more than 93 years.
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