The Ground is from the people behind Kiki’s and Forgtmenot, and you can order food and drinks from both at this new spot in Chinatown. Most of the time, though, you’ll be more likely to find kids doing dribbling drills than adults drinking pints here. It’s an indoor soccer center with turf fields that can be rented out for pick-up games, leagues, or parties. But for big matches, they set up tables and big screens on the patio out front.
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