You've probably seen billboards hailing its arrival, or wondered what could possibly live inside that amazing, colorfully-lit, cube-shaped building at Folsom and Third. Wait and wonder no more, San Francisco. SPiN Ping Pong Social Club has officially opened in SoMa.
With outlets in New York, Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles, SPiN takes ping pong to a lively new level. Owned in part by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, the nightclub-style space is a mix of ping pong (naturally), modern design, chic cocktails and a full kitchen. Leather club chairs, '70s-style light fixtures and modern art murals fill the 12,000-square foot space.
Booking a table to play the classic table tennis game doesn't come with a nostalgic price tag: off-peak hours—mid-afternoon or late weeknights—run $19 for half an hour. A full hour of ping pong costs $29, not to mention the cocktails and gourmet bar snacks you'll definitely crave post-pong. Peak times, which consist of the pretty desirable 5pm-10pm window, plus all day Saturday, run $49 an hour. That's 50 bucks an hour to play ping pong, tech titans. Wanna book a table in advance? No problem—as long as you're willing to fork over $79 an hour.
If the cost is too steep but the concept too good to pass up, why not consider working at SPiN? The brand spanking new SoMa location is happily hiring.
For those passionate about ping pong or simply looking for a new experience, SPiN might be worth the price tag. We're certainly willing to give it a shot—off-peak, of course.
SPiN Ping Pong Social Club, 690 Folsom Street, is open from 11am-midnight on Sunday and Monday, from 11am-1am on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11am-2am on Thursday through Saturday. The club is all-ages during the day, 21+ in the evening.