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First look: Take a tour of new pingpong bar Spin Austin

Spin Ping Pong, which opens its doors to the public at 9 p.m. May 18, feels more like a nightclub than a pingpong gym, with its brass tub filled with orange (only orange!) pingpong balls, costumed pro players, chain link curtains, murals and DJ booth. And did we mention that it’s housed in the old Antone’s space on West Fifth Street?

The Spin concept started as a series of pingpong parties in New York City in 2007. “We quickly attracted the most eccentric New Yorkers, along with notable musicians, artists and professional pingpong players,” says co-founder Jonathan Bricklin.

Learn more about the club and see photos in a story on our premium website.

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