Flight Club Social Darts, Shoreditch

Flight Club is the world’s first Social Darts venue that has reinvented the game of darts for the 21st century. The traditional game has been given a makeover with a unique dart tracking technology, automatic scoring and a selection of pre-programmed games, all of which make the game an exciting social experience.

Flight Club Social Darts at Shoreditch
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We discovered Flight Club only recently even though they launched in 2015 and more than a million people have visited their venues since then. Currently, Flight Club has venues in Boston, Chicago, Manchester, Birmingham and London (Bloomsbury, Islington, Shoreditch and Victoria).

Having looked through their website, I noticed that the venues were a mix of a bar/pub and a darts club with a fabulous and eclectic interior. It looked very intriguing. And so, we made our way to their Shoreditch venue to check it out.

Flight Club Shoreditch


Flight Club Social Darts at Shoreditch

Flight Club's Shoreditch venue is located in one of London's hip hubs and has 12 oches and a capacity of 390 guests. An 'oche' is the space from the throw line to the dartboard; as well the seating area, where guests can eat, drink and enjoy the game. The oches are designed for groups of 12+ people, with a minimum of 6 people required per oche during peak times. If you are visiting in a smaller group, you can opt for Flight Club's Social Roll-up where you get 1-hour slots on arrival (dependant on availability).

The venue has a trendy and fancy decor which is a combination of everything related to darts and the social nature of a bar/pub. Each oche has been designed with great thought and imagination and makes use of a patented dart tracking technology (developed by Flight Club’s own astrophysicist) and other features like instant scoring to make it an exciting social experience. Cameras are aimed at the dartboard from different angles and also at the player(s) and these help to identify the position of each dart thrown on the dartboard and also capture photos and videos of the player(s).

A touchscreen system allows you to select games, keeps the score and lets you know whose turn it is to play. The screen above the dartboard displays all key information and even announces the winner for each game.

Flight Club Social Darts

Flight Club Social Darts venue in Shoreditch

Guests enjoying a game of darts at Flight Club Social Darts

Flight Club Social Darts - Scoreboard

There are three markers (lines) on the floor (for the novice, intermediate and pro players) and you can choose to stand behind any of them depending on your skill level and how hard/easy you want to make it. The rules are simple and the games are self-explanatory and easy to play. And once you start playing, the oche is buzzing with energy and excitement and time just flies by. We tried games like Quackshots, Killer, Snakes & Ladders and Demolition and enjoyed all of them.

Quackshot game at Flight Club Social Darts

Flight Club Social Darts

Snakes and Ladders game at Flight Club Social Darts

And then there's the food and drinks which can be directly delivered to your oche if you wish. Or you can enjoy it in the bar area before or after your game. We chose to enjoy the food as we played and it was perfect - kept the momentum of the game going. The selection of drinks is good and there is even something called 'Signature Trophy Cocktails' which is served in Flight Club’s show-stopping trophy cup!

Food-wise the menu has everything - vegetarian, meat-based, gluten-free and vegan. Flight Club is celebrating Veganuary this month with a selection of vegan dishes on offer and some of the dishes on the vegan menu include:
  • Sharing Pizza Paddles (for 2 people) - Fire-roasted bell pepper pizza with cherry tomatoes and vegan Mozzarella 
  • Larger Plates - Potato, quinoa and black bean burger with vegan Mozzarella and green hummus, served in a beetroot bun with fries
  • Lighter Plates - Flight Club's vegan bowl – roasted squash, cauliflower, avocado, hummus, pickled slaw, pea shoots and organic sprouts with toasted pumpkin seeds  
  •  Sharing Plates  
    - Pan-roasted Padrón peppers with smoked rock salt
    - Hummus, corn tortillas and stone-baked flatbreads
    - Barbeque-marinated aubergine tacos with mango salsa
    - Vegetable Gyoza with ponzu dipping sauce

    Food and drinks at Flight Club Social Darts

    Food and drinks at Flight Club Social Darts

    Food and drinks at Flight Club Social Darts

    Food and drinks at Flight Club Social Darts

    Food and drinks at Flight Club Social Darts

    The food was really nice. The service was great and all the staff were pretty helpful.


    Flight Club Stories


    Flight Club also have something called as 'Stories' where guests are sent a digital collection of photos, videos, boomerangs and the games' leaderboard etc. via email - a great way to relive the experience all over again.

    Flight Club Social Darts Stories

    Our thoughts on Flight Club


    Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The use of modern technology along with the traditional concept of the game made for a fun affair. The staff was great and we loved the food & drinks service to the oche. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a group activity for friends, family or even office colleagues.

    Flight Club Prices


    Each oche has a capacity of up to 15 guests with up to 12 able to play at any time. Based on our experience, we would suggest booking an oche for at least 90 minutes to ensure the best Social Darts experience. Oches are priced at £40 (peak) and £20 (off-peak) per 60 minutes.

    For more details or to book an experience, call 0203 019 3093 or visit www.flightclubdarts.com
    Flight Club | 2A Worship Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 2AH

    Have you been to Flight Club? Did you enjoy the experience? And if you haven't visited yet, would it be something that you would consider?

    13 comments:

    1. I'll admit, I'm terrible at darts! However, I do like the sound of the Flights Social Club, plus the food looks delicious too. It's definitely the kind of bar you'd expect to find in Shoreditch!

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      1. Yes, totally the kind of place you can expect to find in Shoreditch.

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    2. I like to look of the food; great to go with a good game of darts :)

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      1. The food and drinks menu was good and the service great as well.

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    3. This is a great idea and I'd like there to be one more local for me.

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      1. You can check the locations at https://flightclubdarts.com/

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    4. Sounds like a good idea!

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    5. We have something similar at home - looks amazing

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    6. somewhere i would love to go to. looks a really good night out

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    7. Very cool, would give it a go if they were local!

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      1. There might be one local to you. You can check here - https://flightclubdarts.com/

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    8. I love a game of darts and this looks so good, the food looks amazing too.

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      1. It is super fun. They have a number of interesting games. And the food service is good too. A great place to enjoy a game of darts with your friends.

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