Social darts phenomenon takes flight with Liverpool opening

Flight Club's Cheltenham site

A social darts concept is to open a two-storey site at retail site Liverpool One, said its owner, Grosvenor.

Flight Club has selected Liverpool One’s Kenyon Steps for its latest location and first venue in the city. It will join an impressive line-up of leisure brands including Junkyard Golf Club, Roxy Ballroom and the recently launched 100,000 sq ft Gravity MAX flagship.

Providing an interactive, experience-led activity, Flight Club reimagines the traditional game of darts, allowing groups to play social darts together in bar atmosphere. Hoping to open in autumn 2024, the brand’s new 10,000 sq ft location will feature 14 oches and hold a total guest capacity of 350.

Spanning two floors with two feature bars, Flight Club Liverpool will be set within the brand’s distinctive style celebrating the warmth and nostalgia of traditional British pubs.

With an extensive lunch and dinner menu, the day-to-night venue will offer sourdough pizzas, burgers, wraps and small plates, alongside classic cocktails and cocktail slushies. The site will also feature two terraces.

Steve Moore, CEO and founder at London-based Flight Club, said: “As one of the UK’s most exciting cities, we’ve been looking forward to bringing Flight Club to Liverpool for a number of years. We’re still finalising the details, but we can’t wait to share more of what we have planned in the coming months.”

Rob Deacon, asset management director at Grosvenor, said: “Reaffirming Liverpool One’s position as one of the UK’s leading retail and leisure destinations, Flight Club will be a strong new anchor that provides even more reasons to visit or lengthen an existing trip.

“Flight Club’s fast-growing success and solid reputation have led to the brand becoming a household name in the leisure industry and it will feel right at home amongst our leading entertainment offer at Liverpool One.”

The announcement follows the recent news that MOJO, the rock n’ roll Americana-style cocktail bar, has opened at Liverpool One. Relocating from within the city centre, MOJO has launched on Hanover Street, marking a significant upsize from its previous Back Berry Street home.

Metis and Starka acted for Liverpool One. The Leisure Partnership acted for Flight Club.