Thursday, January 17, 2019

A pool place like none other

IT'S past 6 p.m. Work has just finished and it’s been a terribly long day.

You may be the type of guy who wants to go out with friends for the night for some rest and recreation. Beaches are probably too far out, while bowling has been on your monthly itinerary for about a year now. You want something fresh.
What about billiards?

“Isn’t that a little too ‘old’ now? Bata and Django were a thing of the late 90s.”

What about playing on a triangle-shaped table?

“You mean Chinese checkers?”

Nope. Literally a pool table that’s shaped like a giant corn chip.

For most professionals, the idea would be appalling to say the least. But for the adventurous, the idea of playing the same game with a chance to explore whole new different angles is definitely, appealing.

“There are four round tables, four hexagon tables, two triangle tables and four regular rectangle tables,” enumerated Daniel Tong Zhihong, owner of Spinn Bar located at the second floor of Mango Square Mall, General Maxilom Ave., Cebu City.

“Spinn bar stands for Singapore Pool Inn,” simply explained Daniel.

“I personally love billiards, but playing on regular tables is getting boring for me and is beginning to lack challenge. So here, I wanted people to have fun and add some fun elements and excitement to the game.”

Spinn Bar is just one of the latest hangouts to open here in Cebu. Open for 24 hours with the crazy collection of pool tables as a main come-on, the bar is more than that.

Apart from playing pool, the bar claims to have the first touch screen karaoke system here which is free for customers as long as they avail of food and drinks in the establishment. Since the place is owned by a Singaporean, a variety of finger foods are available and includes, but is not limited to, Singaporean food like Laksa and Mee Goreng.

Besides the menu, it also has the first and only electronic, battery-operated shisha.

“[This] eliminates the use of charcoal from the traditional shisha, which makes our shisha healthier and hoping eventually that, it will encourage smokers to quit smoking.”

Darts machines will also be available in this place soon. “But most importantly,” Daniel adds, “we have a VIP party function room which is ideal for parties and celebrations. The room consists of a private karaoke, a billiard table, a private disco and can accommodate more than 30 people inside.”

As Spinn bar is open for 24 hours, the place would like to welcome everyone: for students, to have a place to go to for affordable food; for call center agents and other customers who work the late shift, to drop by for a place to hang out; and definitely, the bar hopes that all billiard fans will try out the special billiard tables.

“It’s something fun, unique and challenging. It’s a totally different pool experience that you will not find anywhere else, but only in Spinn,” assured Daniel.

“For most customers, they say it’s the first time they have seen these kinds of tables
in their entire lives.”
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