Beer pong isn’t just for college students. Well, that’s where it started, but now it’s grown into a worldwide phenomenon. There’s even a Beer Pong World Series. If you think your skills are good enough, you can compete against thousands of others for huge cash prizes. And, you can get drunk in the process.
If you don’t quite have the skills, you should probably get practicing. For that, you’ll need a beer pong table. We’ve curated this list of mini beer pong sets, competition-sized tables, and even floating beer pong tables for the pool. You will find everything you need to hone your skills and land that perfect shot every time. Here’s our list of the best beer pong tables.
The Best Beer Pong
The Grown Man Games Mini Beer Pong Set brings a touch of sophistication to the ancient sport of beer pong. Instead of playing it with plastic red cups and spilling beer every time you make the perfect shot, this hardwood set makes it much more civilized. When you play beer pong on a table, the cups are organized in a triangle but have nothing to hold them down. So, if you play a particularly forceful shot, you’re going to spill beer everywhere. This set has 10 cup holders on each side, which prevents this from happening.
The set includes the hardwood board, 25 plastic cups, and two catapults with balls attached. Yep, this version of beer pong isn’t played with ping-pong balls. The catapults add a level of skill to the game and make it an altogether more sanitary game. No longer will you have to pick up a ball off the floor and throw it into someone else’s drink. We also love the quality of this set. It’s made from premium hardwood and is carefully put together, so it can survive even the rowdiest nights. It’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next party. It also makes an ideal gift for beer lovers who will enjoy having fun and drinking their favorite beverage at the same time.
Space for 20 cups
Recessed cup holders
Includes 25 cups
- BrandGrown Man Games
- Weight3.2 pounds
You can play it anywhere
The board is nice quality
Cup holders stop cups from spilling
Not great for more than two players
Doesn’t fold up
If mini beer pong just doesn’t cut it for you, you need to go for a full-sized beer pong table. When it’s set up, this table measures eight-feet in length, which gives you plenty of space to arch a perfect bouncing shot into your opponent’s cup. Then, when you’ve finished playing, you can fold it up into an eight-inch carrying case with a handle. The table has markings so you know where to line up the cups. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with any plastic cups, but you can find them in almost any grocery store. It does, on the other hand, come with six standard-size pong balls with the GoPong logo on.
On the Amazon listing, GoPong claims that the table is beer-proof. However, there are plenty of reviews saying that the plastic cover can bubble if it gets wet. We’d recommend keeping a towel on hand and wiping up any spills as they occur. The GoPong Eight Foot Portable Beer Pong Table comes in a range of awesome designs. You can get it in standard black, a football-field design, an American flag design, and even a whiteboard design that you can write on with markers. You may also like some of the best beer koozies from our list, so be sure to check them out.
Six balls included
Four designs available
- Weight21 pounds
Folds down into a carry case
Can be bought in four different styles
Not very waterproof
Putterball is a combination of golf, competition, and drinking beer. If you’re tired of the standard drinking games available, this is the perfect alternative. Instead of throwing pong balls into cups, the aim of the game is to put the golf balls. When you put a ball, your opponent has to sink a beer, then cover the hole with one of the turf holes covers provided.
We were surprised at the quality of Putterball. It’s made from high-density foam that is both durable and lightweight. The idea is that you can easily transport it to parties and set it up pretty much anywhere. It even comes with a carrying case, so you don’t damage the game in transit. You also get two mini golf putters (suitable for both left and right-handed players) and two golf balls. The great thing about Putterball is that it’s not just for golfers. Everyone will love this game. It’s easy-to-play, takes a certain amount of skill (but not too much), and you get to drink beer while you’re playing. What’s not to love?
Made from high-density foam
Hole covers included
Two mini putters and two golf balls included
100% satisfaction guarantee
- Weight16.6 pounds
Comes with everything you need
Easy to set up
Can’t get it wet
Next up, we’ve got another competition-size beer pong table. Believe it or not, you can play beer pong in massive international competitions. Thousands of competitors gather together to play beer pong for huge cash prizes, which sounds like the perfect day out to us! Anyway, PartyPongTables.com 8-Foot Beer Pong Table is the correct size to practice for one of these events.
It’s very similar in design to the GoPong Eight Foot Portable Beer Pong Table. It’s eight-feet long and folds down into a carrying case with latches and handles. Plus, it has markings on the table, so you can correctly place your cups. The frame is made out of metal and it has a wax finish on top, to protect it against spills – it actually performs much better than the GoPong table in this area.
Six balls included
Ball holder attached
Available with LED lights and cup holes
- Weight22.8 pounds
Lots of fun designs available
Folds into carrying case
Easy to wipe clean
Playing beer pong in the pool might sound like a good idea until half the beer gets spilled into the water and everyone ends up covered. Of course, the only reason that would happen is if you don’t have the right beer pong table. This floating beer pong table from Polar Whale is one of our favorite pool party games around.
They’ve thought about the spillage issue by creating 12 cup holders at each side. When you land a shot into your opponent’s cup, it will stay perfectly in place, giving them no excuse not to drink it. 10 of the cup holders are for the game and the extra two are for holding your drinks when you’re not playing. It includes 3 balls and 2 ping pong paddles. They’ve even included a couple of smaller ball holders so you don’t have pong balls floating around the pool. The table measures 6-feet in length, so it’s not quite a competition size. That means that it’s slightly easier to land your shot and it also makes it easier to fit in the pool. The closed-cell foam makes for a much better beer pong table than an inflatable table. There’s no chance of it getting popped and it’s UV-protected against sunlight. If you want to play beer pong at your next pool party, this product is a no-brainer.
Made from closed-cell foam
Total of 28 cup holders
Made in the USA
Four ball holders
- BrandPolar Whale
- Weight5 pounds
Easy to assemble
Impossible to pop
Relatively stable in the water
Not quite competition-size
Bigger isn’t always better. But when it comes to beer pong, we reckon it is. Bucketball™ is basically the same game as beer pong, but everything is much bigger. In this set, you get 12 red buckets, six different balls, a carrying bag, and instructions. We wouldn’t recommend that you fill the buckets with beer for this game – it could get really messy, in more ways than one. Instead, throw the balls into the bucket and have a beer in a separate cup. You’ll thank us later.
You get three different types of balls – Hybrid Game Balls, BucketPong™ Balls, and Tailgate Game Balls. The BucketPong™ Balls are the most similar to real pong balls, just much bigger. Hybrid Games Balls are smaller and have a similar feel to racquetball balls. Tailgate Game Balls are basically large versions of hacky sack balls. These three different types give you a variety of game options, which are explained in the instructions.
12 red buckets
Six different balls (Hybrid, Bucketpong™, & Tailgate)
Tote bag & instructions included
- Weight6.8 pounds
Easier to play than beer pong
Suitable for children
Multiple games available
Buckets are smaller than expected
If you’re looking for a simpler beer pong table, Red Cup Pong – 8′ Folding Beer Pong Table might be perfect for you. It doesn’t have the same fancy features as the last table – like cup holes and LED lights – but it’s a lot cheaper. If you want to save a bit of cash, we think you could have just as much fun with this table. One of the things that really sold us on this table is the metal frame. It’s very similar to the other beer pong table frames, but it feels sturdier. The black aluminum parts fit together perfectly and come with a locking system to keep them in place.
Unfortunately, it only comes in one style. If you’re a basketball nut, that shouldn’t be a problem because it’s designed so every shot feels like a perfect three-pointer. We really like the basketball-court design but it would be even better if there were a few options. In terms of added features, it has a foam ball holder that has space for six pong balls. This is an ideal way of keeping the game flowing, instead of having to act as your own drunken ball boy and constantly collect the lost balls. The other cool feature is a stainless steel bottle opener integrated into the frame of the table. We’d highly recommend this table if you’re on the lookout for a budget option – it’s cheap and simple and has some really positive reviews on Amazon.
Integrated bottle opener
- BrandRed Cup Pong
- Weight23.8 pounds
Folds into a carry case
The metal stand is pretty sturdy
The bottle opener comes in handy
Only one design available
We’ve featured quite a few competition-sized beer pong tables on this list, but none of them compare to this one from GoPong. It’s the closest thing to the tables they use in actual beer pong competitions. There are no added frills or features on this table. One of the biggest selling points of this table, in particular, is the 36” playing height. It’s taller than most recreational beer pong tables, which makes it much easier to play on.
The most important feature on the GoPong PRO table is the metal frame. It’s made from high-strength aluminum, which makes it both durable and lightweight. But the most impressive thing is how sturdy the table is. The frame is thicker than cheaper tables, which means the table stays perfectly in place during a game.
- Weight31.1 pounds
The sturdiest beer pong table on this list
Similar to competition tables
36” height is great for all players
Only folds in half
Only available in one design
Last in our list is the SHARPER IMAGE Mini Beer Pong Tabletop Set. Like the first product on this list, this is a miniature version of beer pong that can be played in a smaller space. A full-sized beer pong table is eight feet long and then you need space either side for the players. This game can be played pretty much anywhere. That’s why it’s perfect for family parties when you’re sat around the table, instead of taking over the whole kitchen. What we’re trying to say is that it’s more civilized than full-sized beer pong.
It has a similar system of ball delivery as the Grown Man Games Mini Beer Pong Set. Instead of throwing the ball into the cup, you use the mini catapult to hit your target. This takes a bit of getting used to but it adds a different element to the game. The wooden ball is attached to the table with a piece of string, so you don’t have to spend hours looking for it under the sofa.
Mini beer pong table
Made from hardwood
Folds in half
Total of 20 cup holders
Includes two catapults & two balls
- BrandSharper Image
- Weight12.3 ounces
You can play it anywhere
More sophisticated than standard beer pong
Impossible to lose balls
The wood isn’t great quality