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How would you rate Drive Table Tennis Social Club?
Drive is awesome! They now have a liquor license at their new, beautiful location, along with food. I have met many great ping-pong players there, and the staff has been very friendly and accommodating. This venue is a real gem in downtown Detroit, and a great way to have some fun!
Great idea, however this restaurant has a long way to go. The wait time for food was way too long, there were no condiments or silverware, the food was mediocre at best, and it took 20 minutes to just pay our bill. In order to have a successful business in a recovering city you need to have top notch products and services. Hope they turn things around but I'll probably never go back.
645 Griswold new location opening Feb 2014
가족들과 캐나다 넘어가기 전에 잠시들러 음식을 시켜 먹었는데 직원분들이 친절하고 음식맛이 좋아 즐거워 했습니다.
Fun place. Usually not crowded. Good drinks and appetizers.
There is no other place like it. Also try the pizza and a long island. Yum.
There's not many places like this around
It's a fun spin on a social club. Enjoyed going to a friend's birthday party but if I was thirsty I would've died before something wet touched my lips. Great setting but try to get your bar and waitstaff out in the crowd.
Great concept. Instead of standing in a sports bar you play table tennis. The space is big enough. And it is all just for fun and relax. But the place needs more incentives to thrive like Happy hours, tournaments, and something to attract kids to play in the afternoon.
Great place to sit and chill and listen to some great music. Mature crowd that you can go to in jeans and gym shoes and not worry about "kids".
Service standards don't seem to be part of the concept. When I call or walk in I feel like an unwanted guest. Seems like someone launders money here rather than having a desire to create a real live table tennis social club
Cool, fun place to go. Several ping pong tables you can rent, plus small bar - no-frills, but full service (beer, booze, cocktails, etc.). Fun "off the beaten path" type feel to this place.
I come every monday night to play. Friendly, accommodating, and great table tennis! Awesome place!
Awesome Customer Service . . ive become a regular for the Jack Dog!! Great Food lovely atmosphere!!
We love DRIVE! Be sure to check us out every Friday!
Why would you not set up some sort of ping pong tournament? Doesn't really make sense to me to not coordinate something like that at an establishment who markets ping pong. Also we were the only ones there for about 45 min and multiple tables were left to sit dirty. The wait staff also made me feel like I was bothering them. The decorations are really cool though!
Club was very nice. I had a food issue that wasn’t satisfactorily corrected. Later manager brought over corrected food, even though the kitchen had shut down. Said making customers happy is their priority. I was very happy in the end. Nice place!
I don't know about you but if I own a business and there are only 3 humans in it.....ibwould let them put on any music they like instead of saying "My boss doesn't allow that". I don't know about your business but in my business the number one concern is customer satisfaction. Especially when there are several tables with dirty plates on them. I'm sure the boss wouldn't like that either but priorities I guess.
I visited a few times and while this place is popular and a lot of fun, they seem under staffed so service can get backed up. The staff they have however is very cool under pressure and typically easy to work with.
They did have 4 ping pong tables with paddles and balls free to use. However, when we showed up, ~1a, there was only a few people there and we were the only ones playing. Would come back for the table tennis though
Extremely poor service! We waited over an hour for a Turkey burger, pizza, & nachos! We booked the table tennis tables for 2 hrs but only got 1 1/2 hrs because Drive overbooked. We'll never go there again.
Overpriced and the crowd was weird. Very different vibe than it uses to be.
I came here with 3 friends on a Saturday night after a Tigers baseball game. The place was empty but we figured we could have fun playing ping pong with ourselves. We paid for an hour, each ordered drinks and then went back to the tables to enjoy. They gave us 4 paddles and a bucket of balls to play with. We played 1 on 1 on two tables for about 3 minutes until we were yelled at and asked if we were going to pay for the second table we were using. We lightly joked that since we were the only customers on a Saturday that we didn't think it was a big deal that we were using 2 out of 4 empty tables. We were told "this isn't a movie theatre where you can sneak friends in when seats are empty." As customers, we understand and respect paying for a table...but since we were the ONLY people there, we found this ridiculous and rude to new potential customers who might recommend their business to others. Two of us then sat and watched our other two friends play while the staff turned off the TVs and alerted us of last call at 11:25 pm for an 12:00 am close time.
Do not recommend....unfortunately because of service and lack of common courtesy to new customers.
They need staff that play ping pong... the environment has so much potential but is executed so poorly...
An awesome themed bar right in the heart of the financial district in downtown #Detroit. Full bar and food menu available.
*Note the address online that pops up is for the entire "Penobscot Building", but the actual place "DRIVE" os in the building with their enterence on Fort Street side.
Great experience and good vibes!
Its an ok place to visit especially if u like ping pong !!!!!!☺
Staff was nice but place was dirty and should not call themselves a ping pong social club as they only had 3 tables. At one point shortly after we were there the staff folded 1 of the only 3 tables up and stored it in a closet to turn the area into a night club? The music was too loud, the what they called ‘food’ was cold and gross. They didn’t sell pop? I must mention there wasn’t another single customer for the entire two hours we were there - that was a quick red flag. We had a fairly large group of 10 people and was anticipating a totally different experience. The website is complete false advertisement for the place. The pictures and menu on the site don’t even exist. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed and it’s no wonder the place is closing for good next Friday 👍🏻 It’s a total disgrace to what a ping pong bar should be.
The chicken was way over cooked at my company event held here, and they dont carry killians
Good luck getting service if you're not a regular.
I came here on a Friday night for a friend's birthday get together. The physical space isn't that big but it's a cute ambience. The music was awesome the...read this and 18 more