It seems the ‘bounce’ from social ping pong clubs is spreading to the darts arena, with the arrival of a second Flight Club in London. The new 250-capacity venue in Oxford Street, which has just opened, continues the social darts revolution which began in Shoreditch.
Situated close to Moorgate and Old Street Station and open since 2015, the original Shoreditch’s Flight Club appeal is based on playing darts in an upbeat location and giving a hipster take on the classic pub sport.
The atmosphere inside is lively, with corporate events and teambuilding also suited to the space.
Electronic boards record the scores and allow team games to be played with differing rules and tactics, all of which is explained in detail by the Flight Club staff.
Four different game modes are offered and, if you’re not a player, then there is no shortage of food and drink.
“The whole concept, décor and layout of the bar made our evening out extremely enjoyable evening. Our team will not hesitate to be back at Flight Club Shoreditch again soon,” was the view of financial director Pragnesh Karunakaran, who was on a teambuilding night out with his team.
Now, a second venue in Bloomsbury, London, offers teambuilding activities that include ‘bottomless business brunches with prosecco’ and tournaments with pizza-making classes.
The décor of the new Bloomsbury bar builds on the Victoriana and circus themes found in Flight Club’s first venue.
A large, ornate carousel themed bar takes centre stage, serving signature cocktails, shots, and craft beers.
Flight club Founder and CEO Steve Moore says: “Leave your preconceptions of darts at the door! Opening our Bloomsbury venue was the next step in the social darts revolution and we’re already in advanced planning for sites three, four and five. We’re on a mission to get the whole country behind an oche.”
Flight Club in Shoreditch has seen over 14m darts thrown since it opened its doors in late 2015.