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Ping Pong And Video Game The Night Away For $5 Next Week At The Standard DTLA

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You will not need to fill your pockets with quarters to enjoy The Standard Downtown's pop-up arcade next week. You can head downtown to play ping-pong and classic arcade games all night long for the flat fee of only $5. The event is a SPiN pop-up located in The Standard downtown. SPiN describes itself as a "ping pong social club," with locations in New York, Toronto and Dubai. It's exactly what it sounds like—a place for people to hang out and play pinball. One of the owners of the franchise is Susan Sarandon. Some people shell out big bucks to become SPiN members, the true table tennis elite, but you won't have to for this event.

From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., $5 gets you access to five ping-pong tables and 20 different arcade games. DJs will be playing '70s, '80s and '90s music, naturally.

The Standard has also prepared a special menu of menu of craft cocktails and small bites for the occasion. Food from Executive Chef Chang Sivilay includes shareables, sandwiches, street food and desserts. Cocktails designed by Frank Turrisi are all $13 and include some new take on classics (the Salted Caramel Old-Fashioned) and refreshing, summery mixes like the Gossamer—jalapeño tequila, mescal, pineapple gomme syrup, cilantro.

The Standard DTLA is located at 550 S. Flower. This event is Tuesday, August 5 & Wednesday, August 6 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5.

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Editor's Note: We initially listed this event as this week. We regret the error.