Bounce Shoreditch | Ping Pong Bar
Last Updated 2nd May 2019
It’s only serious when you’re winning. Otherwise, you’re playing just for laughs.
And there may be no better place to do that than Bounce Shoreditch.
Why? Because, building on the original Farringdon venue, this newer, bigger sibling is a vast Russell Sage-designed, graffiti-covered subterranean bunker in East London housing a restaurant (overlooked by an open plan traditional 25-foot pizza counter and a large cocktail bar); a private room; and of course –
THE TABLE TENNIS
There are a whopping seventeen ping pong tables at Bounce Shoreditch – including the 2014 World Championship Final table from Tokyo – for you to choose from. A few of those are set aside for walk-ins (though the queue does develop quite rapidly), or you can just book yourself in for up to two hours. Once the game is over, you can stick around and prop yourself up at –
Cocktails run from the beetroot/vodka combo Beet It, to the gin, elderflower & mint-loaded Late To The Party, and are all backed up by a truly vast range of gins (39 to be precise, each with tasting notes) and a robust line of craft beers on tap. All of which you can also get at –
The aforementioned pizza oven is flash-cooking numbers like their Posh Hawaiian (caramelised pineapple, smoked ham hock) and one with fior di latte mozzarella, Sicilian anchovies and capers. Beyond that there are mini Yorkshires, lobster tacos, and brownie balls for pudding…
…Oh, and just to add a few cherries on top, they’ve covered the walls of Bounce Shoreditch in ultraviolet graffiti in order to host wildly luminous parties, they hold a bottomless brunch every Sunday, and they hold regular DJ-led club nights each Saturday.
Which all sounds quite smashing.
NOTE: Bounce Shoreditch is open till late from 4pm Mon-Thurs, 12pm Fri-Sat and 1pm Sun. To reserve a table for ping pong, or at the restaurant (or both), please call 020 3657 6525 or visit Bounce online HERE.
Bounce Shoreditch | 239-241 Old Street, EC1V 9EY
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