Best Place to Play Pool Orange County 2008 - Big Shots Billiard Bar & Grill
23512 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Even after developers transformed shopping centers along El Toro east of Interstate 5 into "The Arbor," Big Shots Billiard Bar & Grill remains unchanged. The pool bar still seems at home nestled next to El Toro Gourmet Meats in the classic "Big Red Barn" that houses both establishments. Judging by the bar's exterior, cowboy boots and Stetsons ought to be mandatory. Of course, Big Shots, like its clientéle, is a little more modern than the exterior suggests. Inside, it has a digital jukebox, arcade games and (of course) 13 tournament-sized pool tables. On weekdays, happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., with $2.50 domestic beers and $4 imports.