About Us

Eleven years ago after graduating from the College of Business at James Madison University, Kris Mele decided to stay in the Harrisonburg area and try his hand at business ownership. Kris bought Gold Crown Billiards from the original owners and began to develop it into the successful business you see today. Gold Crown Billiards is more then just a pool hall, Gold Crown host poker tournaments, dance parties, as well as some of the regions hottest music acts. Bands like SP511, Broken Angel, as well as  Jeremy Staubus and the Dam Town Band have all performed on our stage. Gold Crown also hosts poker tournaments, trivia nights, cornhole tournaments, and many other events.

In addition, Gold Crown Billiards has some of the best classic bar foods and top regional beers anywhere in town. From appetizers to burgers from quesadillas to  wraps, and sandwiches; Gold Crown has all your favorites. What’s more, Gold Crown Billiards is the home of Smokin’ J’s BBQ, among Harrisonburg’s best BBQ’s. The sweet and savory taste will explode in your mouth and keep you coming back for more. Gold Crown also offers some of the best regional craft beers around, breweries like Pale Fire Brewing, Seven Arrows Brewing, Brothers Craft Brewing, Blue Mountain Brewing, and others. However, you can find all the best national brands as well like, Sam Adams, Coors, and Budweiser.

Check out our events page or our home page (for weekly events) and find something that suits you and come join Kris and his staff for a night you will never forget or just come and grab a table, a pint, and shoot some pool. Fee free to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on the happenings “around the Crown” as well. With your support Gold Crown Billiards will be around for another 11 years and beyond. Hope to see you soon!


Gold Crown Billiards “Do you still think we are ‘just a pool hall’?”