180-184 Earls Court, London, SW5 9QG - View Map
- Type of venue: Cocktail Bar
- Budget: Happily Affordable
- Door charge: £10 door fee after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays
- Type of night: Something a little different, Drinking and Dancing, Chatting and Drinking
- Nearest station: Earl's Court (Tube)
- Minimum age: Over 21 (Average age 20 - 30)
- Music: No music
- Queue buster:
Ping bar in London brings Ping Pong tables, cocktails and hand-made Italian pizza, bruschetta and flatbreads to Earl’s Court. With three tables for playing Ping Pong, two cocktail bars, kitchen and DJs playing late-night party sets, Ping has a whole night out wrapped up in one. The vibe and decor is postively New York City, leather sofas, street art, buzzing cocktail bars and London's party set trying their hand at ping pong and even some American inspired beer pong. Early evening the night is all about the pizzas and groups revelling in the atmosphere. Once the kitchen closes the DJs crank it up and the party is in full swing.
For the Kitchen and dining area kudos to Bruno Elias from the Pizza Academy, for producing hand-made mouth-watering thin-crust Pizza and delicious anti-pasti. The food is mouth-watering with The Ceviche (focaccia base, labneh goats cheese, cod ceviche, passion fruit sauce and basil leaves) or The Truffle (fior di latte mozzarella, truffle sauce, roast potato and homemade sausage) keeping your tummies happy. Ping really does do things differently and offers a unique night out in London for eating, drinking, ping-ponging and dancing.
Cocktails are also in the spotlight with recipes created by Bungalow 8's top mixologist Chris Cwiek. Have a go with the The Chandler Ping- a watermelon martini embedded within frozen fruit and a Rhubarb Aperol Spritz. There is nothing left to do but book a table at this fun-time London bar.
To see what our New Bar Spy thought of Ping when he visited ahead of the crowds, click here.
Location & Directions
- Pint of Lager£4.50
- Pint of Real Ale-
- Bottle of Lager£4.00
- Bottle of Cider£5.50
- Spirit and Mixer£6.00
- Large Glass of Wine£7.00
- Bottle of House Wine£20.00
- Bottle of Champagne-
- Jaeger Bomb-
Food & menus
Word from the Chef
Hand-made Italian pizza, bruschetta and flatbreads supervised by Bruno Elias from the Pizza Academy. Ex: The Ceviche (focaccia base, labneh goats cheese, cod ceviche, passion fruit sauce and basil leaves)Type of cuisine:
Features & Venue Info
- Activities: Ping Pong
- Outdoor space: None
- Dress code: -
- Sports screening: No sport shown
- Disabled facilities: No facilities
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Average rating (from 16 ratings) 3
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hey guys when does Ping open?
Hi Jessie. Delighted to announce that Ping opens 26th July 2012 officially.
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Very disappointing and wast of time . Drove for 10 miles to that place and was told at the door by a asian looking girl that advace reservation needed and it could be done over the phone. Phone them and guy told me that no need reservation for drink and ping pong and he told me further to come straight n he wil let me in. Told that ugly women and she went to talk to him n when got back i was again told that "no" . I will never ever think of going there . Rude staff .
Utter dissapointment! On arriving at 6pm on a thursday the place was empty and we were told by the bar staff to just help ourselves to a table. After an hour it started to get busy and the waitress came to kick us off the table as someone else had it booked, in pretty clear contravention to their "first come first served policy". Therein ensued a game of musical tables where our group of 12 were moved around the place eventually ending up where we started. As soon as we finished our fairly average pizza we were told to vacate the table as once again someone had it booked. As we started enquiring why every waiter/waitress in the place (all bizarrely sporting radio's with earpieces) descended to individually inform us to poke off as if some kind of fight was about to erupt. The waiting staff were abrupt, rude and frankly incompetent. Trying to play any kind of ping pong was impossible with some half arsed attempt at booking the gaming tables made a mockery of as it still had the previous days bookings on it. This place will be out of business by the end of the year
AVOID AVOID AVOID!!! I tried to go to Ping last night after hearing good things from friends about the Chelsea branch. I checked the website earlier in the week and saw their no bookings needed policy and took their advice. When my group (9 people, mixed genders all in late 20’s) arrived at just before 9 we were turned away by the rude door staff because we didn’t have a reservation. I pointed out that it was early in the night so couldn’t believe the bar was at capacity, especially as two previous groups of 3 had been allowed straight in without booking. I also explained their websites policy but the staff continued to be rude and just point blank refused us entry. Very disappointing when you’re out to celebrate a birthday. I called their booking number and asked to make a reservation for that night and was told “sorry no tables available but you are welcome to come down to the bar for drinks” really??? Because I am outside and we cant get in. I was then given a load of old excuses. What a shame that their staff can’t even communicate their door policy to each other. After reading reviews of this place I am quite glad we didn’t end up there – instead we walked down the road to The Mango Lounge where the manager put us all on the guest list and let us in for free. He was friendly and accommodating. The music was good, atmosphere great, and the drinks were excellent value and amazing tasting – I recommend the Lychee Martini. All in all a great night had. In conclusion – give pretentious ping a miss.
As the other review, I called and emailed trying to get a booking and was told they don't make bookings for the ping pong table but that I'm more than welcome to come without a booking. Well, I was not more than welcome as I arrived there. Some arrogant blonde told me I couldn't go in without a reservation and that I should look for some place else. Me and my friends left the place disappointed and went for a beer in a pub on the corner.
I came here for my birthday, and was massively impressed! The pizza was lovely, as were the cocktails, though can't say I'm a ping pong master yet! Very busy, but overall a great atmosphere!
This place is a circus. Went here for a friends 30th. First impressions, well not relevant. No hostess/ host we had to find z
Ping is a wonderful and distinguished venue. Adopting a laid-back & chic appearance, you know that the parties here go down in style. The reflection of glamour and sophistication, in the tall and powerful mirrors keep the standards high for the ping & the pong players. Just two minutes down from Earls Court, Ping won a regular place in my diary!
what I loved about ping was how it transformed over the course of the night. We arrived about 7pm and had dinner, pizzas are the way to go, its relaxed and buzzing about that time, then dinner stops and the fun and games start with the ping pong and cocktails. Its got a really cool vibe, not in a tacky ping pong way, but cool manhattan way. Full of west london darlings and a few easties who have travelled. DJs then really play that feel good music late in the evening and there is a lot of raucous dancing. My kind of night!