Your path to ping-pong glory: the same. With a lot more coffee and beer.
At this place: Colony Club, a new daytime café/nighttime bar/anytime ping-pong room, soft-opening next week on Georgia Avenue.
Take a look here. Then know these five things:
They have desks. Nice ones, with their own reading lamps. It’s the best place to bring your Ceremony coffee and cheddar biscuits and spend some time with your laptop.
There are no TVs. It’s okay. The tournament is over. Besides, they have a stack of vinyl they’ll spin behind the bar. Dylan, Marley. The good stuff.
They don’t cook anything. But expect to find prosciutto, pickles and tins of tuna and sardines, served with bread and herbs. And once they flip to bar service at 5pm each day, you’ll also find simple highball drinks and reserve beers.
The ping-pong table is upstairs. So is a locker for paddles and such, and furniture reclaimed from a dentist’s office.
You can be a member. Pay an annual fee and it’ll get you free coffee, other food/drink deals and entry to members-only tournaments and tastings.
Take that, Congressional Country Club.