Will SPiN Chicago become a haven for people-watching like its New York sibling? Actress Susan Sarandon's ping pong club debuts this morning to the public at 11 a.m., ushering a new era of fun in River North. Table tennis enthusiasts have already taken a...spin...through photos of the space, so now check out the full menus below.
Chef Ariel Bagadiong (Aja) worked on a menu full of sharable plates with that farm-to-table mantra. SPiN reps said whenever possible, they're using ingredients secured within 200 miles of River North. Following the trend continued by the kitchen Half Acre Brewing's taproom, there's a version of nachos ("notcho's") for the reluctant chef, along with regular pub fare including wings and burgers. There's flatbreads, too. Heartier appetites may call for the beef rib with mole and pumpkin brittle.
Drink wise, there's a selection of eight classic and five specialty cocktails from mixologist consultant Benjamin Newby. Sarandon's allegedly a mezcal fan, and that's the base of the Salt Lick Susan. They'll pour beer from local breweries including Revolution, Half Acre and Lagunitas. If guests need a break from downtown office monotony, during the day they'll feature coffee from Dark Matter.
FYI, rental rates for one of the 20 ping pong tables range from $25 to $39, depending on the time. Check out the food and drink menus below, and get ready to burn off some calories with a little ping pong.
SPiN Chicago, 344 N. State St. (773) 635-9999, open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday. 21+ after 9 p.m.