From New York, to San Francisco and now Chicago being in the mix, SPiN is making its mark in the entertainment space. For those who are not familiar with the concept, SPiN is a restaurant, bar, ping pong haven and lounge all in one. The new 16,000 square foot facility is an over-the-top play land for adults, featuring private lounges separated by mesh copper curtains, communal tables, soft seating, and beautiful décor. Mix this with graffiti walls and state of the art audio visuals and you have a venue like none other. The STIGA ping pong tables are surrounded with stadium-style seating which are open for recreational play as well as occasional professional tournaments. But the best feature is how playing ping pong brings people together, forcing people to look up from their phones to connect and engage with each other. And a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.
The growing chain started in New York City seven years ago as a result of loft-style parties that turned into a viable business plan, with locations now open in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Toronto. Founded by actress Susan Sarandon, it’s become a bit of a scene for celebrities looking for creative entertainment.
Located on State Street in downtown Chicago, SPiN is the perfect venue for a twist on team building, as a means to connect people and spur creativity, not to mention some good old competition among colleagues. During breaks between games, guests are treated to tasty creations focusing on food that’s easy to consume while standing and engaging in conversation. Finger foods like sliders and flatbreads are the main focus, along with truffle fries and Irish coffee ice cream sandwiches. On the bar side, beverages are made to order craft cocktails, draft beers and wine, including LOBs – low alcohol carbonated beverages made and bottled in-house, as well as wine, bourbon and whiskey tastings.
SPiN makes local community outreach a strong platform of its business model. Table donations, as well as financial contributions to local youth shelters and urban schools are combined with a partnership with The Chicago Parks Foundation providing activities and mentor programs to children in need. The social club also hires local graffiti artists to give young adults a platform in which they can showcase their art in a positive manner.
As they say, there’s no time like the present, so pick up a paddle and get your pong on for your next event at SPiN. The AlliedPRA Chicago team was the first DMC to facilitate an event at SPiN and is ready to work with you. Click here to get started.
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“Being a part of AlliedPRA has allowed me to learn so much about the city I love: Chicago. I enjoy that we are able to supply our clients with creative events and activities for their attendees that they might not have known about had they not partnered with AlliedPRA Chicago. I have been given this unique opportunity to share the greatest parts about the city I live in with clients from all over the world, and I do not think there is anything more fun or rewarding than that.”
Stephanie Wright, Account Manager AlliedPRA Chicago