Smash Social will be turning one year old this Saturday! With their unique mix of laid back coffee shop vibes and exciting, energetic ping pong tournaments it’s easy to say that they have made their mark on Downtown Indianapolis. In honor of their one year anniversary, we had the chance to interview Jessica Ekema, Events Manager at Smash Social, to learn more about what they have accomplished and experienced within the past year. 

Smash Social is not your average coffee shop. They provide a fun spin by offering ping pong in between sips of coffee. With this original twist, Smash Social allows people a lot of flexibility with using their space. Some come in and play ping pong for hours, while others come sit with bottomless coffee studying, reading, or catching up with friends. This environment gives Smash Social the ability to constantly bring groups together in Indianapolis for fun and friendly competition fulfilling their core mission.

Smash Social also hosts events from happy hour to corporate gatherings making it a very versatile space. However, one event in particular has had great success and brought the community together in ways it hasn’t before. They call it…. “Tournament Tuesdays.” On the last Tuesday of every month they put on a ping pong tournament for Indianapolis locals. Tournament Tuesdays will continue to be held monthly, along with new corporate tournaments throughout the year. 

“We have had a really growing year learning what it is to be a thriving business in Indianapolis and how we are able to serve those in our city well with a great place to come, meet, drink, and play.” – Jessica E., Events Manager

This year holds great growth for Smash Social as they embark on new journeys and dive into further serving Downtown residents and visitors. As Ekema stated, “We don’t always know what the future holds for us here, because Indianapolis surprises us time and time again, but we see a bright future for sure!” Smash Social is excited to continue growing different aspects of their business and look forward to what’s to come.

Make sure to stop by and check out their famous Butterbeer latte or Confessional IPA from St. Joseph Brewery. For more information visit or their facebook page at 

Join in on the birthday fun starting tonight, Feb. 8, 2019 at Super Smash Social where there will be not only ping pong, but multiple game systems set up featuring Super Smash Bros for all attendees to play. Here’s to Smash Social and celebrating all weekend long! 


Grace Bowling

Grace Bowling

Community Engagment Intern, Downtown Indy, Inc.