Lately my family has gotten really into ping pong. Like, up til 2am playing, trash talking, and shouting, into ping pong. Over the holidays my mom and dad on a whim decided to clean up the garage and pull out their old ping pong table when everyone was over, and we all had so much fun playing, it’s become a tradition whenever we go home to visit the fam. This year, since we’ve gotten so wildly into ping pong (but can’t exactly fit a ping pong table in our one-bedroom SF apartment), we hosted Omied’s birthday at one of my new favorite spots in San Francisco, SPIN!
Everyone always thinks that SPIN SF is a spin class when I mention it. 😂 But it’s actually a huge ping pong club in Soma! It’s just as fun as it sounds. SPIN SF has a great set up and if you haven’t been, you definitely have to check it out. It’s perfect for a fun night out with a group of friends, or a special occasion like a birthday. I also wish I knew about SPIN back when I did corporate events at Google, because the venue is perfect for that! You can reserve ping pong tables and you’ll also have a server with your table, so you can easily order food and drinks. Their food and cocktails are great, btw! But I think my absolute favorite part about SPIN is that you NEVER have to chase ping pong balls!! You have a giant basket of ping pong balls at your table, and their staff come around with this little ball picker-upper thing and snatch up the balls (it’s oddly satisfying to watch).
Tables range from $49/hour to $79/hour, depending on the date and time. If reserving tables during their peak hours is outside of your price range, SPIN SF also has a new late night special, where you can come in with friends and play after 9pm until closing for just $9 per person Mondays – Thursdays! 🏓