Gossima Ping Pong Bar

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'Beer-pong', that unholy marriage of ping pong and pints pioneered by college students in the States, has finally made its way to Paris. Situated in Ménilmontant, not far from the more upmarket Bar le Perchoir, the Gossima Ping Pong Bar is the first of its kind in the city; the owners, former world champions themselves, have filled the cavernous premises (formerly a garage) with table-tennis tables, leaving enough elbow room around each one to avoid accidental bat-induced beatings. The equipment is in top condition (for now), but you pay accordingly: €7.50/pint, €6 per half hour of play (€5 before 6pm). It's all nice and casual, though the incessant bouncing of balls doesn't make for ideal background music if you're looking to party.

Venue name: Gossima Ping Pong Bar
Address: 4 rue Victor Gelez

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-10pm
Transport: Métro : Ménilmontant, Parmentier ou Rue Saint-Maur
Price: €7.50/pint; €5 for 30min of ping pong (€6 after 6pm)
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