Holborn's Bounce is housed in the very dining room where John Jaques III invented ping pong using cigar box lids as paddles, Champagne corks as balls, and probably a lot of Champagne as inspiration. The sporting bar's run by Jaques' grandson and one of the dudes who founded All Star Lanes, who've loaded the striking, low-lit space it with a whopping 16 tables, including the actual Olympic centre court.
Along with balls, they're also serving edibles in a raised seating area overlooking the tables, ranging from plates of salami-laden focaccia pizza, to slow-cooked meatballs, to wild 'shrooms doused in truffle oil. To get you non-sportingly smashed, the 40ft bar provides originals like the imposing Tipping Point, bringing together vodka, gin, rum, tequila, absinthe, maraschino, and lemonade -- or, order the Match Point, which is the same cocktail, except Jonathan Rhys Meyers' smouldering eyes bore into you while you drink it.
Other alcoholic contenders include the refreshing Blue Moon & gin De Beer, and the rum/ port/ raspberry vinegar The Shrubbery, sadly not served in a giant grail, but with a little inspiration you'll figure out how to drink a lot of it.