Best Pool Tables Under $2,000
Very few new pool tables fall into the highly affordable sub $2,000 price range. Early in the 2000's oversees manufacturing began to drive down the cost of entry level slate pool tables. Before 2001 your main option under $2,000 was an ugly laminate box with 3/4" slate and plastic pockets. These "basement dwellers" were an eye sore but played fairly well and still lurk in many Man Caves. Much has changed with the advent of import pool tables and less expensive manufacturing techniques. You will not find many premium tables for under 2 Grand as most of what you see online is "off brand" and available from fly-by-night drop shippers running web site only stores. If you know where to look, however, there are some VERY good deals to be had for less than $2,000. Here is our list of the Best Pool Tables for under $2,000.
The Black Wolf is a throw back to the days of Laminate "ball return" style tables sold primarily during the 70's and 80's. Boy things are looking up with the Brunswick Black Wolf. Starting under $2,000 you can even get a Ball Return System, something almost completely gone from the modern pool table industry. If retro cool mixed with a modern color scheme is your cup of tea the Black Wolf delivers. Wide Rails? Check. Heavy duty dent and mar resistant laminate? Check. Real three piece diamond honed 1" Framed Slate (same slate as sits on all Brunswick Tables, even THIS ONE!) Check. Lifetime Warranty, even on the cushion rubber? Check. The style is not for everyone but the Man Cave still needs tables like the Black Wolf and even your wife can't complain when you get all of this for under 2 Grand.
- Patrick McGarity