The atmosphere at Uptown Billiards is casual, relaxed, friendly and unpretentious even though it's a swanky kind of joint.  That's how American social clubs were in the 1930s and that's how Uptown Billiards has been since 1994.  The staff is here to have fun and make sure everyone else is having fun, too.  Don't be surprised if one of them sticks their hand out to shake yours as they welcome you.  Life - and especially the bar business - is all about time making friends.