A sport that requires minimal athletic prowess and a penchant for pints? Count us in. Herewith, the city’s top spots for some regulation table action.
No place combines tacky Jesus art and leisurely gaming like Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium (a.k.a. Church). Brainchild of visual and performance artist-slash-bartender Grant Henry, the anything-goes joint houses one of the better tables in town, complete with PBR paddles and balls. Feeling disgraced by your lack of game? Own up at the downstairs confessional. 466 Edgewood Avenue, Old Fourth Ward (404-522-8275).
For Serious Gamers
Pong hustlers can clean up every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at The Albert. Sign up for free-to-enter tournaments, unleash your mighty backswing across the converted pool table, and collect your cash prize. 918 Austin Avenue, Inman Park (404-872-4990).
The Brew Crew
Grab a paddle and take a break between beer tours at Red Brick Brewing Company (formally Atlanta Brewing Company). The local suds palace transforms its tasting room into a gaming zone every Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays between 2 and 5 p.m. 2323 Defoor Hills Road, Westside (404-355-5558).
The New Kid
Order a Jack and Coke slushie at the recently opened Victory Sandwich Bar, then move to the back of the pub for pong. If you’re not victorious, take out your aggression on the nearby punching bag. 280 Elizabeth Street, Inman Park (770-676-7287).
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