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What Is The Best Beer Pong Table? Prices, Pros and Cons

Beer pong tables, what’s not to love about them? These tables come in handy for so many different occasions and are the perfect accessory for any party, gathering, or tailgate. Owning a beer pong table can be a great investment for anyone who is a frequent host or guest of these kind of events.

Maybe you use your beer pong table to play beer pong and other table games, maybe you use yours for placing food dishes or serving beverages. Regardless of what you want to do with your table it’s important to know what kind of table you will need for your desired purpose. See this article on the best occasions to use a tailgate (beer pong) table. 

In this article we will be talking about five different beer pong tables, the prices, and the pros and cons of each one. Hopefully this article can provide the information you need when purchasing your next beer pong table.

If you're interested in learning more about the origins of beer pong, check out this wiki article on the game and its history.

 

5. Red Cup Pong Portable Beer Pong Beirut Game Table ($137)

This table is made of lightweight aluminum and only weighs 22lbs. The tables dimensions measure out at 96 x 24 x 30 inches and 24 x 24 x 6 inches when folded. The aluminum top makes for a very easy to clean surface which can come in handy for anyone playing games or using the table to set up food dishes.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and easily transportable (22lbs)
  • Made from a quality lightweight aluminum
  • Bottle Opener attached
  • Comes with briefcase with carrying handles
  • Includes 6 balls and ball rack

Cons:

  • Table sits much lower than most
  • There is a “skin” design on top of the table is low quality and does not cover entire table top, the default design can still be seen under this skin
  • Table is not waterproof
  • Lower quality craftsmanship. Somewhat “flimsy”

4. LED Party Pong Table ($150)

The LED Party Pong Table is a great option for the bargain buyer who still wants some flare. This table is more on the inexpensive side than most led beer pong tables. Another plus to this table is the fact it is the most reviewed beer pong table on amazon due to its low price point. Many people have purchased this table on the Amazon platform, so there are many reviews to draw from when considering the quality.

Pros:

  • One of the more inexpensive LED tables on the market
  • Three different height settings
  • Comes with pong balls
  • LED Lights
  • Plenty of variations available (dry erase, cup holes, etc)

Cons:

  • Not super durable. A few reviews mention the table breaking after a short period of time
  • On/Off switch for led lights is in hard to access location
  • The lights are cheaply made
  • The legs bend easily
  • Does not handle spills well, said to warp and blister.

3. GoPong PRO 8 Foot Premium Beer Pong Table ($150)

The GoPong Pro Beer Pong Table can be a great choice for someone who is looking to not spend too much, but still get a higher quality beer pong table. Much like the other tables on this list, this table is made with a lightweight aluminum. The difference with this table is it is completely powder coated in black.

Pros:

  • Table sits 36” high, which is higher than most
  • Beer pong set up is portrayed on table top
  • Good customer service
  • Comes with high quality pong balls
  • Can support more weight than most beer pong tables

Cons:

  • Hinges are made of plastic
  • Not much bounce for bouncing pong balls
  • Although it is powder coated black, the table is still made of lightweight aluminum which can be known to bend and more
  • Cannot leave spilled liquids on table for a prolonged period of time
  • Many Amazon reviewers mentioned receiving damaged table

2. PongCaddie Revolutionary Beer Pong Technology ($160)

Much like the PongCaddie’s title states, it is definitely a new “revolutionary” way of playing beer pong. The PongCaddie gives you the option to have a net behind the cups. This net is designed to catch any missed shots and balls that bounce off of cups. One of the main advantages of this net is the ability to keep your pong balls clean. Instead of them compiling dirt and other things when hitting the ground, the net will collect and pocket them.

Pros:

  • No more dirty pong balls from hitting the ground after missed shots
  • Easy stow and go. Folds up nicely into a 2’ x 2’ case with handles
  • Quicker gameplay without chasing down your pong balls
  • Because the nets extend past the table it enforces the “elbow rule” in beer pong. Elbows have to stay behind the net
  • Dry erase top

Cons:

  • Nets can get in the way of throwing motion
  • The net addition also can get in the way of attempted blocked shots during gameplay
  • Higher price point
  • Nets can make it harder to retrieve a missed shot that hasn’t hit the ground. (Many play by the rules of getting a trick shot for retrieving your own missed shot before it hits the ground)
  • Restrictions due to the net take away from the traditional gameplay of beer pong

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1. Slick Woody’s Tailgate Table ($249.99)

One of the most well crafted beer pong tables on the market and the strongest table on this list. The Slick Woody’s Tailgate Table is one of the few wood made beer pong tables on the market. This table is made of a 8’ x 2’ Cabinet Grade Poplar Base and ⅝” Baltic Birch top. The table is collapsible and has a latch and handle to make it easily transportable. Slick Woody’s has an awesome selection of signature designs and also does any custom artwork as well!

Pros:

  • Folds up and latches closed with handle for carrying
  • Company can design and apply any custom artwork you want
  • Optimal table height
  • Beer pong set up printed onto table top
  • High Quality Wood that is durable and will last for years to come
  • Great bounce when bouncing pong balls
  • Extreme stability allows this table to be used for more than just games, set up food dishes and more on this table top

Cons:

  • Higher price point
  • Noticeably heavier than lightweight aluminum tables
  • Cannot do licensed artwork for every licensed team or logo
  • Does not include pong balls with purchase

Visit this link to customize your own beer pong table today!

 

Hopefully this article was able to cover the features and main factors you might consider when choosing your beer pong table. Maybe you’re looking for a cheap table you don’t need to spend much on, maybe you want a durable table you can count on for years to come, or possibly a custom design applied to your table. Regardless of your needs, the information provided should help you make a well informed decision when doing your browsing.

This list was created through the use of multiple blogs and amazon reviews. There are many different beer pong tables for sale on the market to choose from. No matter what you’re looking for in your table, you can ensure that there is something available for you. 

If you're interested in gaining a better understanding of the rules of beer pong check out "The Ultimate List of Beer Pong Rules." 

 

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Dylan Pellegrene

Dylan Pellegrene

Digital Content Manager @ IPG Global Marketing and Slick Woody's Cornhole Company. Like having fun with friends, family oriented, Cleveland Sports Fan! Enjoy reading and writing and am always looking to expand my knowledge on different subjects!


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