Pong Bar

Donnelly Group
August 2018
5 Months


Subterranean entertainment venues need big personality and plenty of fun to engage customers. The Donnelly Group needed a complete overhaul of a basement location for a destination entertainment zone for after work social fun and lots of craft beers on tap.


Located on the basement level of the Donnelly’s Walrus Pub, Pong Bar is a lively beer hall with tabletop tennis, TV’s and stand-up bars.


EN2’s crew provided Demolition, General Contracting and Project Management. New design and build out started with a cool speakeasy style staircase leading to EN2 installed new electrical, lighting, venting and ceiling systems. New wall treatments – textured, plaster patina and fun blackboard paint were applied. Graphic floor tiles and an 1890 vintage bar (carefully dismantled from a bar in New York and reassembled by EN2 in Toronto) added instant game and character to the space. Wrap around bar rails, custom picnic benches and real beer kegs animate the casual space.

TV’s and table tennis provide the live action.


Pong Bar scored on all counts – it was on budget, on schedule and on theme. A real crowd pleaser, its raw and authentic and just what the target group – after work and condo crowd wants.