New gaming concept heading for city with electric version of old bar game

Red Engine's Leeds site

A new leisure concept is set to open in Manchester this summer.

London-based leisure group, Red Engine, will open an Electric Shuffle bar on Deansgate, on June 21.

Electric Shuffle combines high-tech shuffleboard with striking interiors, gorgeous cocktails and delicious sharing dishes, said Red Engine.

The bar will be the fourth UK opening for Electric Shuffle and the second outside of London. It is the second concept to hit Manchester from Red Engine, the experiential bar innovators that brought the hugely popular Flight Club to Manchester’s King Street in 2018.

The latest launch from Red Engine will create 75 job opportunities in the city. Red Engine currently employs more than 1,000 people globally across its venues and central operations hub.

At 11,400 sq ft, Electric Shuffle Manchester is the biggest Electric Shuffle venue in the UK, with 15 play spaces and a capacity of 400 people.

Red Engine says this supercharged version of the game uses state-of-the-art camera vision technology to track and score every puck, capture guests’ best moments with live shareable replays, and seamlessly integrate up to 32 players – up to 150 players at once for corporate events.

CEO, Steve Moore, who co-founded Electric Shuffle and Flight Club alongside Paul Barham, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Electric Shuffle to Manchester. We have loved our time in Manchester so far and the welcome that Flight Club has received over the past five years. We look forward to helping create more memories to last a lifetime at Electric Shuffle.

“From couples’ date nights to corporate events and everything in between, Electric Shuffle is a place that is built for friends by friends, and we can’t wait to show everyone in Manchester what we’ve been working on.”

The total Red Engine and partners estate currently stands at 25 venues – 17 owner-operated, and eight partner-owned by State of Play Hospitality (Flight Club in North America) and Night Owl (Flight Club in Australia).

This portfolio is set to increase to 33 in 2024, as Red Engine and its partners are poised to open a further eight sites this year alone – four owned and four partner-owned.

In addition to Electric Shuffle Manchester, Red Engine will open Electric Shuffle New York and Flight Club Liverpool and Oxford, while the franchise partners’ opening pipeline for 2024 consists of Flight Club Philadelphia, Washington, Sydney and Melbourne.