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Published on January 8th, 2016 | by Ben Southwood


Bounce, Shoreditch

Bounce, Shoreditch Ben Southwood

Summary: Underground Ping Pong bar for those that love loud music, buzzing atmosphere, and plenty of drinks


Party Pong

The food at Bounce in Shoreditch is not very good, but I suspect that they know that, and you knew that without reading this review. After all, you don’t go to an underground ping pong bar for the food. You go for fun and drink. They offer a nice selection of lagers, American-style IPAs, and continental beers. And if you’re even slightly better than me with the paddle you will almost certainly have fun, so who cares about the food.

Bounce Shoreditch is a hop skip and a jump down the road from Old Street tube station, just past Shoreditch fire station. It’s massive underground, with more than a dozen ping pong tables, lots of space around each of them, (tennis) table service for drinks, and extremely loud music. Actually the playlist they had on was really excellent when I was there, with at least five of my favourite songs (e.g. “The Bottle” by Gil-Scott Heron & Brian Jackson!)


The food options are about pub price, something like a fiver for a starter and ten to fifteen for a main. They offer fairly generic stuff, pizzas and dishes like chicken breast wrapped in parma ham and around mozzarella that you might have made yourself on weeknights before. It’s probably no better or worse than your version, although everything is presented more nicely. I won’t be going back, but that’s mainly because I really do suck at all sports.

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Bounce Shoreditch, 241 Old St, EC1V 9EY

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