If you've ever watched an American high school- or college-set movie, then you know all about beer pong. One player hits or throws table tennis balls into cups filled with beer, their opponent drinks whichever glasses the balls happen to land in, and everyone has some boozy fun. And if you've ever been to a suburban pub, then you know all about darts — aka the socially acceptable way to fling small, sharp missiles at a target, all while you have a beverage in your hand.
Both are on offer at arcade bar iPONG Brisbane, although this new addition to MacGregor adds a digital component. When it comes to pong, there's no beer inside each cup, but the interactive PONGConnect table does keep track of your progress. And as for darts, you'll be throwing soft-tipped versions at a luminous DartsLive2 display.
Of course, you can do both while knocking back drinks — because beer-fuelled, games-filled hangouts are one of Brisbane's latest trends. This one comes with plenty of neon lighting as well, so you'll feel like you're slinging balls and darts in a glowing playground.
Grab a beer on tap or by the bottle, with cocktails also available. Food-wise, you can snack on a range of bar food — including fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, shrimp tacos, Italian flatbread, and sharing platters with chicken wings, nuggets and beer-battered fish.
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