Rack Em Up Pool Hall Open For Business

Offering billiards, darts, arcade games and food, Rack Em Up at 362 Pine Street seeks to bring the pool hall experience to the Bourbon community.

Rack Em Up is owned by Greg and Shannon Wisely and opened its doors for business in March 2018.

Pool halls had a heyday in the 1960s following the release of Paul Newman’s “The Hustler” and again in the 1980s when Newman and Tom Cruise teamed up for “The Color of Money.” The Wisely family hope a new generation will find interest in billiards.

“We wanted to bring something to Bourbon for the younger generation,” said Shannon Wisely. Rack Em Up started a youth league earlier in 2018 that started with five players and has since expanded to 17. 

Rack Em Up also gives adults a place to go.

“It’s something to do and fun for everybody,” Shannon Wisley said. 

In early December, Rack Em Up began serving breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. They started with just pizzas, but since have served up nachos, fried pickles, chicken wings, tater tots, burgers and more. 

Patrons also can purchase beer and wine.

“It keeps the pool players happy,” said Greg Wisley, who has been a player all his life.

Thursday night is karaoke night and Rack Em Up can be rented for private parties. Tournaments are offered, along with leagues.

For more information, visit Rack Em up on Facebook (RACK EM UP), call at 573-668-0300 or email at rackemup66@yahoo.com.

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