Up for a bit of friendly competition? Get ready to grab your ping pong paddle because we’re ready to play! From spots where you can play ping pong 24/7 to places where ping pong is just the beginning of all the fun waiting to be had, we’re sharing all our favorite spots to play.
Here are 8 of the best places to play ping pong in NYC:
1. PingPod, Multiple Locations
PingPod’s mission is to make table tennis accessible to everyone–and they’re doing a pretty good job of it! They’re a fully automated table tennis space that lets you easily reserve tables online and go play 24/7! PingPod also offers classes, lessons, leagues, and even memberships for those who are serious about the ping pong life. They currently have seven locations in NYC.
📍 Multiple Locations
2. SPIN, Flatiron
Best friends and ping pong lovers Jonathan Bricklin and Franck Raharinosy teamed up with former tennis pro Andrew Gordon to launch SPIN’s flagship location on Park Avenue in the summer of 2009 and have been connecting people through ping pong ever since. They’re currently located in Flatiron and have a Midtown location coming soon.
📍 48 E 23rd St
3. Break Bar, Astoria
Break is essentially Astoria’s adult playground, offering bargoers the chance to play ping pong, pool, darts, foosball, a vintage arcade game or two, basketball, and more. Put your name on the list to secure yourself a ping pong table, and grab a drink while you wait to crush your friends with your skills.
📍 32-04 Broadway, Queens
4. Cellar Dog, West Village
Not sure what you’d like to do on your night out? Head to Cellar Dog where you can choose from ping pong, pool, foosball, shuffleboard, or even chess, or just grab yourself a drink and sit back, relax, and enjoy the venue’s live music.
📍 75 Christopher St.
5. Space Ping Pong Lounge & Bar, Koreatown
Space Ping Pong is pretty much a party and a place to beat your friends in ping pong in one. The space hosts birthday celebrations, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events, and more! Plus, similar to the other spots on the list, there’s way more to do here than just ping pong.
📍 22 W 32nd St
6. Sour Mouse, Lower East Side
Let your competitive side shine at Sour Mouse, where you can test your skills at ping pong, pool, foosball, board games, and more! And, if you need a break, the space also hosts local comedy and music seven nights a week.
📍 110 Delancey St
7. Slate, Flatiron
Slate is the place to go if you want to have as much fun as you did as a little kid. Beyond ping pong they also offer pool, bowling, foosball, giant games, an arcade room, live music and shows, and even a 20-foot slide that takes you to the lower level (because who needs stairs?!). They’re the perfect spot to head to with a group of friends.
📍 54 W 21st St
8. The Biergarten at The Standard, Meatpacking District
The Biergarten at The Standard is a bustling beer garden that serves traditional German fare year-round (open-air in the summer and heated in the winter) and for those looking to have some friendly competition, they host ping pong tournaments every Tuesday at 6 p.m.! Grab a paddle, a sausage, and a beer and play your little heart out.
📍 848 Washington St