The first of its kind in the Twin Cities, Hop21 is a table tennis club and bar that doubles as an ace team-building outing. The 4,500-squarefoot space is fit for 20-125 guests. “Anybody can play; you don’t have to be a super athlete … that’s what’s great about pingpong,” says CEO and Chief Manager Max Vinogradov, a self-deemed pingpong amateur who grew up playing in Russia.

Think pool hall, only pingpong, boasting seven tables in an open floor plan that allows guests to eat, drink and play all in one space (cocktails come with aptly clever names like the Paddle Master, Backhanded Bloody, Topspin Tequila and You Just Got Served). Minnesota brand Heggie’s Pizza and a full bar invite guests to relax and have a good time. Each table is $20 an hour and can be reserved online. For events, planners can choose from an array of appetizer plates, or bring in an outside caterer. hop21.com

You're the Best: Find out who our readers have chosen as the winners and runners-up of the Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards.

 

Best Livestreaming/Webcasting Service

THE WINNER IS: EideCom Inc.

Runners-up:
» Heroic Productions
» ​Mediapolis, LLC

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (300 or More Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

 

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