SPiN Galactic Toronto

Imagine a 12,000 sqt of retail space dedicated only to ping-pong tables, cocktails and good food. Well, that is exactly what the famous Susan Sarandon, yes the same one from Thelma & Louise and Stepmom, with fellow investors envisioned when creating this chain of ping-pong club locations across the globe.

SPiN Galactic, home of all things ping-pong, hides in an alleyway just west of the Spadina and King street intersection in downtown Toronto. The club boasts 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping-pong tables, a cocktail menu, a full food menu, a lounge and a private party room. Memberships are available for the more obsessed players, but walk-ins are always welcomed and the prices are decent if you are in for a night of drinks, food, socializing and fun.

Asides from the great entertainment value of beating and defeating a friend on a ping-pong table, or even watching a pro tournament right next to you; the drinks and the food at SPiN Toronto lure crowds in with great force. With a new food menu recently launched by Executive Chef Jon Lovett, this venue is hitting all great marks when it comes to tingling one’s palate. With locally sourced ingredients, and homemade sauces and breads, this menu is one that adjacent restaurants on the King West strip should watch out for.

The Chicken & Waffles, is my favourite dish at this ping-pong club. A roasted board of king capon chicken waffles with stuffing and pumpkin and cranberry sauce bring the perfect entertainment value to any hungry player. If you are more into finger foods, the Pretzels are the perfect way to play and eat, and then play some more. Using the chef’s original recipe with spices, these doughie goods come ready to dip in a warm cheese sauce – a perfect and filing savory ensemble. And if you are more into the sweet stuff, SPiN offers a delicious and decadent Winter Shortcake that is made with buttermilk biscuits, fruit preserves and cream and topped with mint.

The night is not a night without trying SPiN Toronto’s Ryan Dzoic’s cocktail list. This is an area where SPiN outshines many fellow bars across the King strip. With cocktails that are carefully crafted and mixed, innovative ideas like freezing edible flowers on ice and using it as ice-cubes on drinks, and even testing with ingredients like homemade syrups, maraschino cherries and specialty rums.

But the very best part about SPiN its is ball pick-up method – players are given a basket of balls for play and staff move around to collect the wayward shots. No need to bend down after you indulge in all this food! Now that is what I call a well-rounded service.

Until next time Foodies!

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inked.

Venue: SPiN Tornto
Specialty: Ping-pong, cocktails and Bites
Location:  461 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Menu items: Cured Trout, Pretzels, Chicken and Waffles, Winter Shortcake and Gin Blossom cocktail

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