Pong Detroit is an afterhours ping-pong social club, which is located directly across the street from Eastern Market, inside Bert’s Warehouse (2739 Russell Street).

The brainchild of former Honolulu-based radio DJ and pong enthusiast Mal Lang, their slogan is “unplug and play.”

Mal says, “Soccer is # 1 and table tennis is the # 2 participant sport in world. Table tennis is huge in China, India, Europe (especially Sweden & Germany).”

Pong Detroit (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Bert’s Warehouse also features a comedy club, kitchen, and bar, so you can drink and pong all night long.

Lessons are available and they will be doing wheelchair table tennis soon. Their other slogan is “Food, drinks, music and pong.”

Fortunately for Bookfest attendees, Mal will be wheeling over some ping-pong tables to Detroit Bookfest, so everyone can enjoy playing some free ping-pong in the streets.

Thank you, Mal!

Michigan shaped ping pong paddle (courtesy of Pong Detroit)


Pong Detroit (inside Bert’s Warehouse)

2739 Russell Street

Detroit, MI 48207


Regular Hours


5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.



$10/hr from 5-7pm, then $15/hr 7pm-11pm











Pong Detroit inside Bert’s Warehouse (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

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