The Crooked Cue Story Chrono 1920
In 1920, a gentleman by the name of Sam Pappas arrived in Belleville, Ontario from his homeland in Tripoli, Greece. He owned and operated Pappas Billiards as well as the Belmont restaurant which became local landmarks foreshadowing the career path that future generations of the Pappas family would follow. In 1954, Sam Pappas moved to Toronto and purchased the building at 3056 Bloor Street West where his son, William Pappas, owned and operated “Kingsway Billiards” with great success for over 40 years.
Around 1990, the billiards business was under-going a major transition. An up-scale image mixing billiards with great food and atmosphere was becoming the norm. The Crooked Cue set the benchmark for this concept and was the first poolroom in the City of Toronto to be completely licensed throughout its premises. The Crooked Cue has earned its reputation based on great food, exceptional service and ambient atmosphere, enhanced by the recent addition of our two retractable rooftops at the Etobicoke location.
In 1997, the family tradition continued with the opening of the second Crooked Cue location in the charming historic Vogue Theatre building in Port Credit, Mississauga. The same tradition of upscale but comfortable surroundings of exposed brick walls, mahogany pool tables, fireplace lounges, and outdoor patios make this location as special as the original. Great food, exceptional service, and the fun activities of pool and ping pong are always on order at the Port Credit location of The Crooked Cue. Voted by Mississauga News as “Best Pool Hall” 23 years running!
Most importantly, both Crooked Cue locations have become traditions in their respective neighbourhoods. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with exceptional hospitality, whether it’s a gathering place for old friends, an intimate dinner for two or a corporate function on a grand scale. For almost 30 years, we have been providing the complete entertainment experience to our discerning guests time and again.
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOU…
WELCOME TO THE CROOKED CUE!