– Lee & Harry Simons
The legacy of Buffalo Billiards began in 1953 In the the basement of the Pequop Casino in the tiny desert town of Wells, Nevada. Harry Simon opened his first of many pool halls. Later he bought Sequoia Billiards from Dorothy Wise, the greatest women’s player of her day, and sold it a few years later to Sax Dal Porto, a top player of his time. There were several others along the way. Lee, the son and the unwitting provider of free labor, was playing and working in all these pool rooms. In 1973, fresh out of the army, jobless and clueless, he returned to Harry’s Novato Family Billiards in a part time role and a full time San Francisco State student.
Harry got sick, Lee took over and has been at it ever since. There is no aspect of the billiard business that Lee hasn’t experienced. Besides successful pool rooms, to selling 10,000 pool tables, god only knows how many pool cues, to his passion of antique pool table restoration. Buffalo Billiards has restored and sold many of the finest antique tables ever built. We also “build”, plan and equip pool rooms of any size or style.
Currently located in Old Petaluma in an 1860’s brick building, featuring décor and atmosphere to match a bygone era. Both the pool room and the adjacent billiard supply store are at 246 Petaluma Blvd. North. Petaluma, CA 949592
This is Buffalo Billiards. Set in a charming old brick building dating back to the 1860’s; Buffalo Billiards may very well be one of the most interesting, eclectic pool halls you will ever see. Furnished with 100% custom benches, bar tops and tables constructed of recycled pool and shuffleboard tables- It’s no wonder why our pool hall was featured in Billiards Digest as one of their “top 10” pool halls worldwide.
Today that same passion for billiards is stronger than ever. We believe everyone can benefit from playing more pool and make it our personal goal to improve our customers’ game in any way possible.
Buffalo Billiards has an absolutely massive inventory including thousands of cues, cases, cloth and, well…. everything billiards related adorning the shelves of our pro shop. We pride ourselves in our ability to adapt to an ever changing market. With online sales dating back to 1999- it’s safe to say we have the knowledge, passion and unparalleled customer service needed to provide our shoppers with the world class buying experience they deserve.