+49 30 3987 9119 bar@batabar.com

Heidestr. 50, 10557 Berlin | daily from 3pm

Play pool billiards in Berlin

The Bata is your new billiards bar in downtown Berlin, right at the Berlin main train station. We made a huge effort to not only create another ordinary pool hall, but a really special place. We’ve got a beautiful bar and 12 of the best pool tables in Berlin. We are crazy for billiards for more than 20 years and tried to create a great placefor casual and regular pool players. We’re happy to welcome you at the Bata.

Our offer

  • open daily from 3pm
  • Billiards from € 10.00 / hour (charged per minute)
  • attractive offers for regular players
  • Rollberg beer and Beck’s from the tab
  • italian coffee specialities
  • Softdrinks and juice
  • Longdrinks
  • take a look at the menu (pdf)

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Why Bata?

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Efren “Bata” Reyes is a legend. He came to the USA from the Philippines in the 1980s, to teach the local pros a lesson. Players had already heard his name, but nobody knew his face. So he called himself “Caesar Morales”. And he beat all the big names, as a complete nobody.

Quickly people recognized who Caesar Morales really was: Efren “Bata” Reyes. Or “The Magician”, as they started to call him.

Because he could do everything, made it look easy and, if that wasn’t enough, was smiling all the time.

 

People called him “Bata” because there already was a professional player with the name Efren Reyes. So they called the younger one “Bata”, which means “The Kid” in the local language tagalog.

 

Today Efren Reyes is the most popular pool player in the world. If you ask professional pool players for their favorite, it’s highly likely that they say “Efren”. He has passed his peak in professional pool, but he still amazes pros and amateurs with his relaxed, smooth and precise play.

 

Efren “Bata” Reyes, “The Magician”, is our favorite player, too. We’ll never achieve at the table what he did. But his attitude, his smile, his “And then I got a little bit lucky” after a clear victory, his humbleness and his joy at the table – that’s something we can strive for. So, enjoy your stay at the Bata and be a bit like him: Enjoy the game – no matter how it goes.

The tables and their nicknames

Table No. 1: Efren “The Magician” Reyes

Efren Manalang Reyes, OLD, PLH (born August 26, 1954) is a Filipino professional pool player. A winner of over 70 international titles, Reyes is the first man in history to win World Championships in two different disciplines. Besides his World titles he is also a...

Table No.2: Earl “The Pearl” Strickland

Earl "The Pearl" Strickland (born June 8, 1961 in North Carolina) is an American professional pool player who is considered one of the best nine-ball players of all time. He has won numerous championship titles and, in 2006, was inducted into the Billiard Congress of...

Table No. 3: Shane “The South Dakota Kid” van Boening

Shane Van Boening (born July 24, 1983) is an American professional pool (pocket billiards) player from Rapid City, South Dakota, currently number 1 in the US rankings published by the UPA Tour. Van Boening is hearing-impaired and uses a hearing aid, but it has not...

Table No. 4: Ralf “The Kaiser” Souquet

Ralf Souquet (born 29 November 1968 in Eschweiler, Germany) is a German professional pool player. His nickname is "The Kaiser". Since 1981, he has won more than 250 tournament titles, including 41 German Championship titles and 34 European Championship titles. He...

Table No. 5: Francisco “Django” Bustamante

Francisco Bustamante (born December 29, 1963, Philippines) is a Filipino professional pocket billiards (pool) player from Tarlac, and the 2010 World Nine-ball Champion, nicknamed "Django", after the lead character of the film of the same name, and sometimes also...

Table No. 6: Eddie “Fast Eddie” Felson

The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson and his desire to break into the...

Table No. 7: Jack “Jersey Red” Breit

Jack Breit, born in New Jersey, is better known as Jersey Red. He received this nickname because of his red hair. From the age of fourteen Jersey Red spent most of his time in the billiard rooms in New York before moving to Houston in 1964. Although he was a...

Table No. 8: Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann

Thorsten Hohmann (born 14 July 1979 in Fulda, West Germany) is a German professional pool player, nicknamed "the Hitman." He has been described as having a steely demeanor, and being a very precise player. Early life Thorsten was born and raised in Fulda, Germany and...

Table No. 9: Steve “The Miz” Mizerak

Steve Mizerak (October 12, 1944, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey – May 29, 2006), nicknamed "the Miz", was a world champion pool player dominant during the 1970s and early 1980s in the game of 14.1 continuous. Mizerak began playing pool under the guidance of his father,...

Table No. 10: Jean “The Queen” Balukas

Jean Balukas (born June 28, 1959) is an American pool player from Brooklyn, New York, and ranks among the stellar players in the history of the sport. At least through the 1990s, when Allison Fisher began her ascendancy, Balukas was widely acknowledged as the sole...

Table No. 11: Jim “King James” Rempe

James (Jim) Rempe (born November 4, 1947, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, US) is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player, and was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2002 Career Rempe began playing pool at the age of 6. He...

Table No. 12: Darren “Dynamite” Appleton

Darren Appleton (born 8 February 1976 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England) is an English pool (pocket billiards) player, nicknamed "Dynamite". He won the first WPA World Ten-ball Championship in 2008 against Wu Chia-ching, the former world champion in both...
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