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Given the number of ping-pong bars popping up across the City, how long before Britain beats China to Olympic gold? The latest bat-and-ball beer hall – occupying the first and second floors above the owner’s separate Blueberry bar – boasts 10 tables for hire, two of which are given over to the get-messy mayhem that is ‘beer pong’. Churchill, Ziggy Stardust and other iconic Brits survey the scene as brave fools enter a mesh cage to challenge Sink’s rat-a-tat robot in the hope of winning a bucket of brewskis. Chances are, you’ll be paying for your own pint at the bar where Mahou and Whitstable Bay Pale Ale are among 10 beers on tap. There’s also pricey Champagne and inexpensive vino (from £16.50 a bottle) – all available by the glass. Fuel up on hot dogs and skinny fries from Old Street specialists Candogs, or homemade sliders and big beefy dressed-up burgers.