Side Pocket Cafe – The Daily Memphian

This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bigg’s article featuring Summer Avenue restaurants for the Daily Memphian. Side Pocket Cafe (5099 Old Summer Road; 901-761-1583) is the grill inside High Pocket’s, the large pool hall just off Summer, back by the Palace movie...

Endless Summer – Excerpt from The Memphis Flyer

In the not-so-distant past, I considered myself a pool shark. On any given weekend in my early 20s, you’d find me in a smoky Mississippi pool hall with a Miller High Life on standby and a cigarette hanging from my lips as I lined up an intensely focused shot in a game of eight-ball. In Memphis, HighPocket’s (yes, there’s an apostrophe), which opened in 1983, breathes nostalgia for me.

Justin Hall Snaps Off Memphis Open One Pocket

A very tough field, one shy of a full line up, came to Tracy Whitney’s High Pockets for the One Pocket division of the Memphis Open. Joey Gray took the bye as the rest of the field went to work. First round casualties included pre-tournament favorites Danny Smith,...

Justin Bergman Defends Memphis Open 10-Ball Title

The thirty two man field drew twenty-seven players to take their shot at the Ten Ball division of the Third Annual Memphis Open at High Pockets, once home court for the legendary “St Louie” Louie Roberts. After claiming a hill-hill victory over Mike...

Reggie Pickard takes 2016 King of the Hill at HighPockets

31 players competed this past Saturday, all qualified by finishing in the top 4 of the Weekly 9Ball Handicapped Tournament over the last year at HighPockets (or finishing 1st place if less than 32 players). Previous winners of the King of the Hill annual tournament were eligible to play if they had participated in the weekly event at least 3 times in the last year. Entry to the event is and always has been the same as the weekly tournament – $10 entry, plus table time, charged while you’re in a match.