Susan Sarandon Opens SPiN at Downtown's The Standard

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Susan Sarandon with Judah Friedlander at a SPiN event Photo: Patrick McMullan

Hotelier Andre Balazs and actor Susan Sarandon's SPiN Standard L.A., a private social club dedicated to ping pong with locations in New York, Toronto, and Milwaukee, is now open on the second floor of Downtown's The Standard, complete with custom tables and ping pong pros to teach you how to play. Cocktails, of course, are served to make the whole thing more closely resemble some strain of fun. Memberships start at $500 annually, which comes with restaurant and table time discounts, and tables can be booked by non-member parties at 213-439-3065. And if playing ping pong with stars and wannabes that doesn't fit your budget, you can wait for the ping pong movie (yes, seriously), which Sarandon tells HuffPo is like "The Karate Kid with ping pong, and I'm Mr. Miyagi." [HuffPo]