Customers test-drive cars before they buy them, so why can't they do the same for table-tennis tables? That's the thinking behind Bumper Nets, a store whose "play and buy" atmosphere lets customers test out wares, such as pool cues, rackets, or steel-tipped darts, before taking them home. Guests can also rent table-tennis, pool, and air-hockey tables, or even sign up to receive lessons from pros on staff.
Alternatively, visitors can work out their joystick fingers at an arcade filled with the likes of Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and H2 Overdrive. They can also explore the U.S.'s third largest collection of pinball machines, which are all for sale. For those more interested in playing than buying, Bumper Nets also hosts birthday parties, church socials, and other special events.