The Game

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The Game is a 1990s American inspired sports bar, kitchen and games room dedicated to bringing people together through a love of sport, music, cocktails and scrumptious soul food.

Sport and 90s nostalgia are at the heart of The Game, a slick and contemporary space brimming with modern shapes, neon lights and socialites a-plenty. With creative cocktails (ever had a cocktail out of a cereal box?!), arcade games, Hip-Hop, House & Disco DJ's every night and the best table tennis tables, live sports and competitive activities in town, The Game is the choice for those who want to kick back, hang out & seriously enjoy themselves.

The Game is made by people who don’t take life too seriously, that love the 90s, that keep fit, socialise, discover great food but most of all know how to have some fun! For more info on how to book and join The Game or more about private parties, just get in touch.

The only question is........ Are You Game? It's Game Time.



Day Open Close Notes
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
- - Private Hire Only


The Game
180-184 Earls Court, London, SW5 9QG

West London

Nearest station:
Earl's Court (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £6.50
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £9.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £7.00
Bottle of House Wine £22.00


A word from the chef:
Hand-made Italian pizza, bruschetta and salads are served throughout the evening. Try their Porchetta pizza with pulled pork for just £12.

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Really enjoyed my visit to this bar. PING-PONG BALLS WERE FLYING AROUND EVERYWHERE! The pizzas on offer are incredible, and the diverse cocktail menu makes it hard to pick just one. Booked a ping-pong table for an hour. Tip for big groups, it's way easier to play beer pong then simply passing the bat around after a couple of swings. Only negative was that the women at the cloakroom seemed to have a bit of a short temper. But overall, a really great night.
09 Jun 2015 by gurjotdmn
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Came down on a Saturday and even though you have to pay a tenner to get in after 10pm, still had a really good night. Drinks are a bit pricey but the atmosphere is really fun and the music was good fun too. Struggled to put our names down for a table - seemed like a scrambled organisation system but after a bit a group gave up their table to us for the rest of the night! Really good bar for socialising and even if you don't have a table, people tend to come and go all night so you'll most likely get some ping pong action.
04 Feb 2015 by isabellaw
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Good venue for social ping pong, but if you're after more competitive play at a higher level, try

Table Tennis Fight Club.

29 Mar 2014 by rebecca1994
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It's true, the booking situation is horrible but it's still a place where you can have a fun night out. I would go back, just because of the food - The pizza is delicious!!
12 Jan 2014 by mulan

Avoid this rude terrible bar at all costs! Their emails and website state: " We don't run a guest list so just roll on up!" Nothing could be further from the truth. The door staff and management are rude, aggressive and dishonest. I both sent an email (for my group of 8) and stopped by 2 days before and was assured that if we arrived around 8:00pm on a Saturday evening, they would welcome us and have a table ready. When we arrived at 8:05pm, the rude door staff told us that they were completely booked and that we were not welcome. When I showed them my email correspondence they simply lied and said they were full (there was almost no one there) This is a team of liars and deceitful business people who should never be rewarded with business. I was ashamed that my out-of-town guests had to see London at its worst.
29 May 2013 by tdevil
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hey guys when does Ping open?

20 Apr 2013 by brainliar

Hi Jessie. Delighted to announce that Ping opens 26th July 2012 officially.

19 Apr 2013 by brainliar

Sorry some grammar correction and spells needed some attention , please dont be confused where i used word "women" it was actually meant woman . Further "wast" spells waste . I know that using word advanced would make more sense instead using advance . Punctuation could have played an important role in order to make amproper sense . Lol

22 Feb 2013 by phil50

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 .

17 Feb 2013 by carleybob

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

11 Feb 2013 by johnny_ied

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.

04 Jan 2013 by dancingqueen

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.

15 Dec 2012 by w

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!

15 Dec 2012 by nagem_repard

This place is a circus. Went here for a friends 30th. First impressions, well not relevant. No hostess/ host we had to find z

25 Nov 2012 by london07

Ping is one of those desperately pretentious establishments that does not live up to expectation. It appears that bookings and reservations do not matter. In fact it appears that on occasion bookings are discouraged so that when you turn up you queue and pay the overpriced £10 entry fee. My friend was told by staff on the telephone that she did not need to reserve an area and it would be fine just to turn up. Yes of course we shouldn’t reserve – so you can have us stand in the rain for 20mins+ so it looks like this is a hotspot venue to passers-by, then charge us over the odds . This website says it is £10 after 11PM this is most definitely not the case and should be amended accordingly - my group arrived around 9.30PM on Saturday and the staff demanded payment. I found it bizarre that after queuing for so long, when we reached the point of sale the woman wasn’t in possession of a cash register but one of those tin cash boxes you would find at the church fête. After queuing for so long you would expect the place to be heaving downstairs. Most people including myself thought it was a “one in one out policy”. However when we got downstairs the place was half full - totally pathetic considering we were in the rain. The cloakroom staff didn’t have a clue - struggling to work their own system. Having said that, the £1 coat fee is the cheapest thing about this dreary place. The bar staff aren’t up to much either. Expect to find one barman per mini bar. The barmen appear to be in no hurry either, who could blame them, I doubt they work on commission with the overpriced entry fees covering earnings. The music is utter bullocks to be honest, not a tune anyone could hum to, and as for the Ping Pong – forget it. Conclusion: Hostile and rude staff, overpriced drinks, overpriced entry fee; no chance of playing ping pong, lame music = not worth your hard earned money. Avoid.

17 Sep 2012 by anonymous

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!

17 Sep 2012 by queendj

Big like from me! Went down on a thursday night, its a really cool vibe and decor, very New york. Had some of the delicious cocktails and we had a good at the ping pong! Works on a good honour system, would reco!

24 Jul 2012 by jessie_b

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!

24 Jul 2012 by dmn_editor

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