If you’re looking for a place that not only has the latest game on the TV but also lets you indulge in your own competitive sport such as ping pong, then we can offer you a list of Philly’s best choices. Either inside or outside, whatever environment you prefer, we have a variety of choices with all different menu selections — everything from German cuisine to pub food. You’ll have fun enjoying a nice dinner and a friendly wager on a game of ping pong. Loser pays the bar tab?
3900 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University City is home to Drinker’s West, a sports bar that has both pool and ping pong tables. You can play a round of either while enjoying the music provided by the DJ entertainment. The bar also provides games such as Battleship, Connect Four, Chess and Operation. Drinker’s West is a favorite among both locals and students.
Drury Beer Garden
1311 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Drury Beer Garden located on Sansom Street is the perfect place to indulge in a game of beer pong. Not only does the garden have table tennis, but it offers many other bar games for your amusement. Drury Street is a former parking lot, but it has been transformed into the ultimate backyard with yard games and a wide variety of beers on tap.
412 W. Girard Ave.
The Fire is an excellent venue for local music and it even hosts a festival every winter, but you can always pick up a game of ping pong in the back room. The dive bar is a favorite among the Fishtown and Northern Liberties locals. The Fire is also home to the recording studio Fresh Produce Studios. The Fire hosts an open mic night. Be sure to catch the local talent and a little one-on-one or even two-on-two round of ping pong if you desire.
1210 Frankford Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Frankford Hall is another Stephen Starr brainchild that calls Fishtown home. You can enjoy Frankford Hall all year round with its indoor and outdoor seating with fire pits and propane lamps for warmth on colder days outside. You can find ping pong tables among the picnic table seating. The cuisine is basic German with bratwursts, pretzels, potato pancakes and, of course, plenty of German beers on tap. This is just one of Starr’s many restaurants you can find in up-and-coming trendy Fishtown.
South Philly Bar & Grill
1235 E Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Philly Bar & Grill is one of the most fun sports bars in the city. The bartenders will set you up with a pitcher, cups and some ping pong balls so you can get a game of beer pong going if you so desire. The sports bar also offers some yummy food for you to enjoy on game night. Don’t miss the happy hour drink specials. South Philly Bar & Grill has a large selection of local, craft, domestic imported and bottled beers. You can find juicy burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, finger foods and the regulars’ favorite entrées.
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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.