‘Sour Mouse’ Basement Game Hall Debuts Tomorrow on Delancey Street
Starting tomorrow, the Lower East Side will boast a new game hall. Plenty of ping pong without the schlep to Fat Cat or SpiN.
Six months delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown, Sour Mouse hosts its grand opening on Delancey Street. Rather, under. The new basement hang is headquartered beneath 110 Delancey (former home of discount retailer Rainbow), and relies on bar games with the hope of “revitalizing community” in the neighborhood. To that end, the establishment boasts five competition standard ping pong tables, seven pool tables, shuffleboard, and foosball.
Lower East Sider Aaron Ho, who owned and operated the Black Cat LES coffee shop on Rivington Street for nearly four years, is the founder and managing partner.
“As a life-long LES resident, I have always wanted to provide a space that caters to locals of the area, and I strongly believe that the community is what makes the Lower East Side so special,” Ho said in a previous statement. “During these unprecedented times, we are grateful and committed to providing a safe environment for our guests and team members.”
As of Wednesday, city bars and restaurants can serve patrons indoors, albeit with a 25-percent capacity.