Update, 1/6/17: Spin has opened way ahead of schedule, according to Facebook. The business’ regular hours are posted at the bottom of this story.
Original story, 12/13/17: Spin, the ping pong venue/bar/restaurant originally co-founded by actress Susan Sarandon, will open a 10,000-square-foot facility downtown on January 20 with a party that promises professional players and entertainment. The street art-adorned space will also serve original cocktails (appropriately themed, of course) and food like sliders and flatbread pizzas.
The Seattle outpost at 1511 6th Ave will add to the company’s list of locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Toronto. While each location is similarly themed, there are several unique elements, including the art and food.
The Seattle location holds 12 Olympic-style ping pong tables in a large common area, plus private lounges and a full-service restaurant and bar, all of which can accommodate up to 300 people. Ping pong enthusiasts will have access to tournaments, casual plan, lessons, and parties.
Original cocktails are named after ping-pong terms like the Lob and the Backspin. Food options include a maitake mushroom bao, smoked salmon fritters, short rib eggroll, Korean fried cauliflower, and flatbread pizzas like the Ballard Lox, topped with smoked salmon.
The space practically begs visitors to take selfies, with large scale street art pieces, a bathtub filled with ping pong balls, and a “Confessional Booth” with neon pink lighting, among other visually-striking decor pieces.
When it opens, Spin will hold hours from Monday to Thursday, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rates are $15 per half hour or $25 per hour for walk-in off-peak and $29 per hour or $39 per hour for walk-in peak.
Update, 12/13/17, 1:30 p.m. PST: This story has been amended to correct the neighborhood where Spin Is opening. A prior version cited Pioneer Square.