The Ping-Pong Club Revolution

Upon hearing the phrase ping-pong club, your first association might be sweaty gymnasiums ... And oh, by the way, no thanks. But new takes on this classic rec room game are sprouting up in various cities to prove once again, if you have the balls, you can do anything. Witness Comet Ping Ping in Washington, D.C., and SPiN Galactic, a New York-based table tennis social club chain co-created by Susan Sarandon and Andre Balazs (lower picture). The newest location, SPiN Standard at The Standard Downtown LA (pictured above), comes complete with 11 ping-pong tables, a full bar, succulent small bites menu and even ball girls who call themselves "ballers." Bet you never knew that was a career path.

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