People eat at tables, and play foosball at (foosball) tables, so why not combine the two functions into one table?
That's exactly what Jaleo has done, with two foosball tables that double as glass-topped dining tables in its recently renovated restaurant at 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda.
The restaurant (which has a location in Chinatown, DC, and other locations across the country), closed last week for a complete renovation. It opened this week with a totally new look, including the foosball/dining tables, new chairs by Spanish designers, a mural by Spanish artist Rafael Vargas and a new interior color scheme.
The foosball tables are particularly eye-catching. The tables have glass tops so that one may see into the foosball table's playing field without worrying about bacon-wrapped dates falling in there and getting kicked around.
The foosball players (the figurines inside the table) wear different outfits: There are men and women, nuns, priests and a variety of interesting characters. The tables were designed by Jaleo founder and Chef José Andrés and Spanish artist Claudina Codina, Jaleo Bethesda restaurant manager Iñigo Oyarzabal told Patch.
The menu hasn't changed, but just for this week, the annual La Tomatina festival is going on, celebrating tomatoes by offering unique dishes like the "ajo blanco de piñones con sorbete de tomate"—white gazpacho with tomato sorbet.
The renovation at Jaleo's Bethesda location follows similar renovations (with foosball tables) at its DC and Las Vegas locations, Oyarzabal said.
Have you been to Jaleo yet? What do you think of the renovation?