It takes a lot of balls to create an experience like GlowyMcGlow.
250k, to be exact.
Because after opening the city’s largest ballpit bar last year, the people at BallieBallerson are now not only upping the ante from 200k balls to a quarter of a million, but they’re making them all transparent (and new, just to be – ahem – clear), and then backlighting them all with a 10k LED dancefloor underneath. Yeah.
And that’s just the downstairs – upstairs they have a cocktail bar with UV-drenched walls that are “charged” with light blasts whilst DJs spin funk & ragged house. The drinks themselves are just as insane, with inventive menu-fillers themed after the planets: Saturn comes with gin, triple sec, and a helium balloon; Uranus is undrinkable until you’ve eaten the Miracle Berry that comes with it (which drastically alters the flavours); and Neptune has vodka, blueberry, lime, charcoal foam, and liquid nitrogen.
Tickets are issued on two hour time slots, and you’re free to jump in and out of the ballpit as much as you please during that window – and if you head down on a weekend daytime you can buy a special ticket that means your two hours will include bottomless prosecco, bottomless punch, and bottomless spaghetti & meatballs, too.
And hopefully, no bottomless patrons.
NOTE: GlowyMcGlow is now open. You can get tickets at their website right HERE.
OTHER NOTE: Just to assuage the fears/hopes that may already be germinating in your head: yes, they have a ball cleaning machine which works at a feverish pace (cleansing 18k balls per hour) and no, despite the presence of that machine, you can’t take your drinks into the ballpit.
GlowyMcGlow | 79 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD