Yelp London Plays Secret Ping Pong!
If there are only two hot things in London right now (and there aren’t, there are many, but let’s just say that there are), it would be, without a doubt, pop up spots and ping pong.
Yelpers had the chance to experience both with the granddaddy of the theme, Pop Up Ping Pong, at a secret location for a Saturday night party. It was Yelp! Plays! Ping! Pong! and it was glorious.
“When the event said it was a secret West London location, they really meant secret - I totes struggled to find this place and I started to panic. Order was restored once I finally saw the Yelp balloons,” Teresa C stated. “As soon as I walked in, I heard that Sauce DJ's music pumping, that smell of #BRGR grilling, ping pong happening, and drinks all around. I wasn't even sure where to start.”
Hidden away in a former post office turned beautiful event space, filled with marble floors and skylit ceilings, the Yelp party lightly raged throughout the night. There were tables set up by the PUPP team for people to play on and delicious burger smells (and actual burgers) from #BRGR everywhere. “The slider from #BRGR was perfect! It was juicy, meaty and tender,” Riza R told us between bites. And don’t forget the Momofuku crack pie for dessert!
All that playing and eating worked up a mighty thirst. We had that covered. Guests started (and ended) their evening with a delicious cocktail from Jameson Irish Whiskey. Bubbleology was doing three versions of their bubble teas (complete with the fun machine to cover the cups). Hannibal Brown sampled fantastic wine from around the world and shared their wine knowledge. And there were event beer and shots from Pistonhead.
Alas S “was a particular fan of that and the crazy ‘Crude Oil’ shot. What was in that? Liquorice and chili?” Yes, indeed it was.
And if all that wasn’t enough, Sauce DJ kept the house literally rocking with an amazing mix of old and new tunes. “Amusingly, neither the husband nor I actually got the chance to play ping, but that didn't matter. It was absolutely a ton of fun,” Laura K wrote. “Food and drink that was both sizeable and continued throughout the whole of the event; a good amount of seating; fab music (loved that DJ!); and the place wasn't overcrowded, yet felt buzzy and exciting all night long.”
Alex L highlights it best: “Great venue. Great dranks. Great music. Great food. Great fun. Great people. That would be 6 stars if I could rate it that high, but I guess 5 starts will have to do.”
Until next game,
Alex S, Yelp Community Director