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A U.K. Gaming Bar Brings a Decidedly Modern Take on Darts to Houston

Flight Club’s digitized dartboards and fancy cocktails are headed to a space near Allen Parkway

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Flight Club will bring “social darts” to Houston
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The game of darts has long been a staple of British pubs, but a new bar headed to Houston aims to give the classic game a decidedly modern revamp.

Flight Club, which will open later this year at 3515 West Dallas Street, has revolutionized the iconic bar game into something they call “social darts” — with a digitized game board, four different guided styles of play, and the ability for large groups to play at once. (Darts is traditionally a two-person game.) The “social darts” set-up also allows players to throw from three different lines: rookie, which is closest to the board, regular, and pro.

A touch screen at each game station will allow customers to “ring” a server for the table. The menu, developed by Chicago chef Rich Gresh, includes dishes like yuzu guacamole, truffle fries, steak frites skewers, flatbreads and other snacks. On the booze front, expect fancy cocktails like the Royal Lion, made with green tea-infused gin, English breakfast tea and East India sherry, and the Iguana, made with Jamaican rum and hibiscus liqueur. There’s also a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as craft beer and wine.

Flight Club got its start in the United Kingdom, where its parent company also owns a similar bar, Electric Shuffle, focused on digitized shuffleboard. There are two other Flight Club locations in the US — Boston and Chicago, — and earlier this month, Eater Dallas reported that an Electric Shuffle would be opening soon in that city’s Deep Ellum neighborhood.

The Houston location of Flight Club will be located in the brand new Regent Square development at Dunlavy and Dallas Streets. Stay tuned to Eater for a more exact opening date.

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