Newly opened Crimson Cue Sports & Billiards Club, Inc. displays Bearcat pride
—The Crimson Cue Sports & Billiards Club, Inc. had its grand opening on Dec. 2, 2017, and is an ideal location for locals and tourists to play games and see vintage photos and relics of Bearcat sports teams dating back to the 1800’s. The upscale club is where current Bearcats, alumni, and community members can enjoy food, drink, games, and more.
“I made it so everybody… in the community to enjoy [and] can come here and feel comfortable seeing the pictures,” said owner Erik Skupien, who also noted that there is no negativity associated with the sports relics, and is meant to bring positivity to the community.
The Crimson Cue boasts ten billiard tables that are nine feet long, along with a seven foot long table. In addition, there is a ten foot long snookers table and 22 foot long shuffleboard. There will soon be three foosball tables and multiple dart boards for visitors to play on. There are ten large televisions playing sports games for those using the upscale game boards or relaxing at the bar to watch.
“Knowing that Paso Robles was ranked seventh most visited tourist spot in the United States, I just wanted to put my time into making it a sports bar… a place that represents Paso,” said Skupien.
The environment is family friendly, with those under the age of 21 being able to visit certain hours from Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday is open just for those over 21.
“I would also like to thank a few people, without whom this club would never exist: Jerry Stockle from SLO Billiards, Abbi and Sandy Hatch, Paul Esparza, Abdul Ford, and my family. When it was taking longer than I anticipated to get open, these individuals were there helping me and encouraging me. The Pioneer Museum and the Paso Robles Historical Society also helped me pick out pictures for the club spanning from the late 1800’s to present highlighting local Bearcat teams,” said Skupien.
The Crimson Cue is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. It is located at 1319 Spring St. in Paso Robles. For more information, visit facebook.com/TheCrimsonCue/ or call (530) 848-9395.