Photo courtesy of Conor O'Rourke
Type: Bar, Live Entertainment, Sports Bar
Who would have ever thought that taking a grungy bar and putting a ping-pong table in the middle of it would be such a successful concept? Dr. Pong's is a popular alternative bar with Berliner locals,... Read More
Who would have ever thought that taking a grungy bar and putting a ping-pong table in the middle of it would be such a successful concept? Dr. Pong's is a popular alternative bar with Berliner locals, located in the lively Prenzlauer Berg. For those wanting to play, you simply hire a bat from behind the bar and stand in a line around the table with other prospective players. There is then a sort of elimination show-down, where everyone has one hit of the ball and moves along so the next person has a hit and so on...until somebody makes a mistake and is taken out of the running. The last 2 players standing earn themselves a proper game of ping-pong! If you're not too keen on getting involved, it's still a lot of fun to watch, and there are other areas around the bar and beyond where you can just enjoy a drink and mingle. For cider lovers, this is one of surprisingly few places in the city that sell it! Granted its just one brand which happens to be Berlin made and perhaps a bit different to the usual... but hey, when in Rome!