Serving you since 1884

A Columbia Staple

Bar, Restaurant, and Pool Hall

Since 1884 Booches has served only the best libations to Downtown Columbia. Our establishment has known six homes since its inception, and in 1928 found its current home at 110 S. 9th Street.

Originally founded as a gentleman’s billiards hall (no liquor, no gambling, no women), Booches has evolved into the bar we know and love today. Sometime in the 1940s Booches began serving ham sandwiches, and later, their world-famous burgers.

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Closed on Sunday – See you in church!

Visit Us

110 S. 9th Street

Columbia, MO 65201

What We Offer

We are a cash-only establishment



Pork Loin 


With Kraut or Cheese

With Kraut & Cheese

Double Dog

With Kraut or Cheese 

With Kraut & Cheese


Cheeseburger with Ham

King Tut

Two Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Cheese


Chili Wurst

With Cheese


Chili Dog

With Cheese

“Fat Freddie”

Dog, Cheese, Chili, Kraut

Soup Every Friday

Booche Ruben

Grilled Ham, Cheese, Kraut

Grilled Cheese


Country Sausage

Sausage & Egg

With Cheese

Sausage & Egg

With Cheese

Ham & Egg

With Cheese

Grilled Ham & Cheese

Country Ham

With Egg

The absolute best burgers in town. Get a couple of cheeseburgers just the way they serve them add a cup of chili. Then sit back and enjoy the history of the building.

– Eric J. –

A historic place to visit in downtown Columbia, MO! It is the oldest pool hall and while their menu is simple, it is well worth the visit! Order a couple of their famous Booche's burgers, grab a beer and take in the nostalgic setting of this old billiard hall.

– Michelle S. –

The most perfect hamburger! Bun to meat ratio is perfect. I've been coming here for 54 years and the burgers have always been perfect!

– David H. –