This New Adults-Only Ball Pit Bar Will Make You Want To Move To London

I don’t know about you, but personally, I’m a little over the bar scene, primarily because I know exactly how the night will play out. After lying in bed too long to wash my hair, I’ll spray some dry shampoo on last night’s curls, and spend $6 on a craft beer (or a vodka-cran if I’m feeling exceptionally basic). With my first drink in hand, I’ll complain about my week at work to my friends and wait for the inevitable offer to refill from one of the guys in my group or nearby. After one more drink and a little bit of wingwoman-ing for the singles in my group, I’ll head back home and repeat every Friday night until the end of time. If only there were something, anything that could make a trip to the bar more exciting, I might actually even brush my hair before showing up.

220,000 balls in London's biggest ever ball pit bar

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If you live in London, you’re in luck, because the best bar ever just opened. Forget everything you know about bars because this adults-only bar has a popup ball pit with 200,000 balls to jump around in. The appropriately named BallieBallerson opened in Dalston last week and is obviously a huge success, mainly because you’re allowed to bring your drink with you into the ball pit. In case you’re worried about germs, which I definitely would be, BallieBallerson has a special cleaning machine for the balls to make sure that your experience is good, clean fun, literally.

Oh, but I still haven’t gotten to the best part. For 35 pounds, or about $43 for those of us in the States, you get the progressive dinner of the best kind. Forget the fancy cocktails that Nancy made you drive all over town to drink for her 28th birthday; at BallieBallerson, you get an hour of unlimited drinks in the ball pit, an hour of bottomless spaghetti and meatballs, and another unlimited hour of drinking at the bar. Move over, Olive Garden. You’ve just been dethroned. If there’s something better than working up an appetite by playing in a ball pit with unlimited prosecco and then being gifted with all of the carbs I can fit into my stomach, I honestly don’t want to know.

Like all great things, this must come to an end, and sadly, that end comes on New Year’s Eve this year. Unfortunately, as a popup shop, BallieBallerson will only be around until December 31st and then it’s back to regular old bars with margs and mozz sticks for us. If you’re in London, I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late and you have to return to the same old Chili’s for some predictable, frozen marg action. Until the end of the year, I’ll just be busy wishing I was at the adult version of Chuck E. Cheese while I drink my Hefeweisen in a dimly-lit corner bar, but hey, beer’s beer, so I’ll try to keep my complaining to a minimum.

[via Metro UK]

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Steph W.

Steph W. is a new Master's degree graduate with an intern's salary and six-figure taste. She realizes her expectations far exceed reality, so she spends her days pinning away Loubs she pretends are in her physical closet instead of her virtual one. Her hobbies include attempting to trapping her boyfriend into marriage before he finds out how insane she is and pretending that Black Box wine tastes as good as the kind she could afford when she was gainfully employed. Send her tips for getting out of student debt at

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