Would a pool hall thrive in Madison?
Cue-Nique, Blue Chalk and Green Room couldn't so my guess would be no. Scatz in the former Blue Chalk still has a very large area of pool tables by the hour. Also in Fitchburg the Great Dane has them upstairs.
Cue-Nique had been around since the 70s, so it had staying power. Once Jerry Briesath sold the place, it went downhill.
The same thing happened when he sold The Green Room.