Dimly lit Mom's Bar not only has cheap drinks, a friendly staff, great music and a stellar group of regulars but also, when it comes to the best place in the city to play ping-pong in a bar, it handily, um, smashes the competition. Channel your inner Randy Daytona (you know, from Balls of Fury) against an opponent you've brought with you, or challenge one of the many seasoned players who are sure to be in attendance. And don't think you have to be good, because, after all, is there a better way to meet someone new than to let them bash your balls all over the place? 12238 Santa Monica Blvd., W.L.A. (310) 820-6667. momsbar.com.

—Melissa Faust

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