Flight Club concept coming to Liverpool with August Bank Holiday opening planned

London-based leisure group, Red Engine, is to open a Flight Club venue in Liverpool this August.

Located in the Liverpool One retail centre, the darts-focused leisure facility is set to open its doors on August 23, ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

It will be Red Engine’s 13th UK Flight Club site offering semi-private oche areas arranged over two floors, two bars, a ground-floor outdoor terrace, a mezzanine seating area overlooking all the action below, a dance floor and a huge first-floor balcony looking out towards Chavasse Park.

Red Engine opened a Flight Club on Manchester’s King Street in 2018.

Flight Club Liverpool is decked out in the classic Flight Club style which combines the fun of the fairground with nods to the Victorian era and all the best bits of a traditional British pub, the company said.

The venue is 11,000 sq ft in size, with 16 oches and a capacity of 350 people.

This revamped version of darts has had a seriously high-tech makeover. There’s no need for arithmetic, as cameras track and automatically score every dart thrown. Live action replays appear on screen during the session, and later, sharable stories of the best moments are delivered directly to guests’ phones.

Steve Moore, CEO and co-founder of Flight Club, said: “Liverpool is so well known for being an epic night out and has been on our hit list for years.

“We were so excited when the Liverpool One site came up – the location, terrace and views overlooking the park felt like the perfect fit, and now we’re finally getting ready to open our doors.”

He added: “We can’t wait to start welcoming everyone up to the throwline and showing the people of Liverpool what the Flight Club experience is about.”

Red Engine also operates the Electric Shuffle bar brand, which is set to open a new site on Manchester’s Deansgate later this month.

Electric Shuffle combines high-tech shuffleboard with cocktails and sharing dishes.

The bar will be the fourth UK opening for Electric Shuffle and the second outside of London.