Medford, Oregon
Featured in the January 2005 Issue

What once was just a dream became a reality in the form of “The Break Room” for Drew and Robin Brown. The Brown’s were owners of a small but well-established billiard retail store in Medford, Oregon called “Billiards and Sports”. The store originally opened in 1987 - Drew joined the company in 1990. They were then given the opportunity to purchase the store in 1996.

Ever since they took ownership of the store, they dreamed of opening an upscale poolroom. Finally, the opportunity came and The Break Room Billiard Café was opened in the fall of 2002 in the Medford Center – a major shopping center in town. In 2004 Russ Ritter and Kelley Johnson came aboard as co-partners with Drew and Robin.

The Break Room Billiard Café has become one of the nicest over-21 establishments in Medford due in part to its smoke-free atmosphere. There are a total of twelve pool tables, which include five 9-foot Olhausen Grand Champions tables, two 9-foot Diamond Professional tables, one 7-foot Olhausen Remington table and four 7-foot Diamond Smart Tables – one of the finest coin-operated tables available. In addition to pool, there are two big-screens and televisions to catch up on the latest scores, Oregon Lottery video games and steel-tip darts.

The “Café” is a full-service restaurant serving a wide variety of items on its menu from burgers to steaks. Many of their items are homemade from family recipes – i.e. Robin’s Chili! There is also a full cocktail bar. One of their specialties is the Jimmy Buffet Margarita – made with Jimmy’s own spirits.

The Break Room accommodates parties and groups of all sizes up to 200+ people. A private parlor is available to rent for smaller gatherings, but larger private or business groups can also rent larger portions of the establishment. Other activities at The Break Room include APA 8-Ball and 9-Ball sanctioned leagues, a regular weekly Thursday tournament with a $3.00 buy in, local leagues and various larger tournaments held every couple of months or so. They soon will become a BCA host location as well.

Next door is the retail store “Billiards and Sports”. It been known as a “big boy toys store” selling a variety of billiard equipment, darts, game room equipment and casino supplies. They specialize in new table sales including Olhausen and World of Leisure pool tables. They also perform service work on pool tables including moving and setup, recoveries and cushion replacement. Drew performs the work himself and has become an authority on a good majority of table manufacturers in the industry.

Hours of operation for The Break Room are Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to Midnight / Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 2:00am / Sunday from 3:00pm to Midnight.

Billiards and Sports is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and closed on Sundays.

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