Berlin Ping Pong, located in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan District, central Seoul, is a cafe and pub. As its name suggests, the place has a large ping-pong table.
Unlike normal ping-pong, at this place up to 20 people play at once. Players surround the ping-pong table and take turns hitting the ball, and the last one standing at the end wins a free shot of alcohol.
People usually feel awkward at first but then they begin to talk and laugh as the ping-pong game progresses.
The cafe serves assorted German beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Riesling wine, a well-known variety from Germany, is also available.
On weekends, people form a line outside the pub to get a chance to play ping-pong there. There are various types of ping-pong games to play, but the most popular game here is the so-called beer pong.
Six cups of beer are placed at each end of the ping-pong table, and players attempt to throw the ball into their opponent’s cups.
The bar charges 3,000 won to play ping-pong for 15 minute