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This Ball Pit Bar Combines Play Time and Happy Hour

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As any Chuck E. Cheese birthday boy or girl knows, the ball pit is the ultimate play area. Sadly, reaching adulthood effectively exiles a person from that spherical bath of joy. But now, thanks to Ball Pool Bar Dive, a bar in Osaka, Japan, grownups can once again experience ball pit nirvana—and this time, there’s alcohol.

According to Kotaku, the bar isn’t furnished with chairs or tables. Instead, there’s a sizable pit of 20,000 rainbow balls, where drinkers relax and frolic while indulging in all-you-can-drink sessions of 60 or 90 minutes. Drinks come in lidded Mason jars to avoid spillage and sticky, liquor-soaked pit balls. We just hope they serve Melon Balls to stay on theme.

A pop-up last year in San Francisco offered a similar experience, during which patrons took to the festive atmosphere in colorful costumes, danced in a conga line and limboed the night away. While the gleeful organizers behind that event did announce plans for more ball pit pop-ups in the future, Ball Pool Bar Dive offers the wonders of the pit all year round. Drunken childlike revelry is only a short flight to Osaka away.

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