This isn’t a sponsored post. BrumHour was invited to experience Brunch Social at Flight Club Darts and didn’t pay for food, drink or darts.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Brunch Social at
Flight Club Darts, Birmingham
There’s a brand “NEW” thing to do in central Birmingham. Darts!
The lovely people at Flight Club Darts on Temple Street invited a plus one and I to try the Brunch Social which currently Darts, Prosecco and Unlimited Pizza and normally costs £30 for two hours (£25 on Sundays) to pre-book.
If you like me you are old enough to remember hairy tattooed northerners on BBC Two on a Sunday night then darts actually isn’t new. Neither is having brunch nor being social. But Flight Club Darts has swooped into the city and scored a full 180 right out of the gate. Style and great customer service are what set this apart.
Flight Club Darts opened less than a month ago and under two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station and five minutes from Snow Hill. It is a two-floor venue filled with lights, photos, stained glass, and most importantly lots of dartboards.
From the outside, it is all shiny green tiles and looks like a pub that has had a recent refit when it has actually previously been a very boring looking bank or two with white walls and metal-framed windows.
The transformation into a bright, fun, right and colourful social space is astonishing. Part Victorian fairground, part Victorian Tavern the rich wooden textures are a welcome addition to the city.
My plus one, Gordon and I have been booked in from Noon to 2pm. Once issued with our Brunch wristbands we are shown to our ochy (There’s a word I don’t normally use!). Two bottles of prosecco and a carafe of orange juice are waiting for us on ice.
We are shown by our server how to use the touch screen display for the games, this is very much like updated ten-pin bowling, videos reply our achievements and make fun boomerangs to play on a big tv above the dartboard. The main difference is that there are LOTS OF GAMES to try!
There’s plenty of staff today and we are checked on fairly regularly, it is a new venue after all and they want to ensure we are happy. Hopefully, after a few months, the customer service will have settled to a few checks throughout.
Serving staff bring over different pizzas and I try in vain to make note of the pizzas. They are Mexican Chicken, Artichoke with Cherry Tomatoes, Margarita, Vegetable pizza with Mozzarella, Chicken and Smokey Bacon, Pork and Spicy Spreadable Pork Salami. We were allowed to take what we wanted. The Pork and Mexican Chicken were my favourites, Gordon tried to convince me that one of the pizzas were fish but I think it was a mushroom.
We could have been paired up with any number of people up to a group of twelve so in theory, we may have found ourselves with ten other people sharing our ochy space. This is fine if you are up for a laugh with strangers but if you are being terribly British then the word “social” might be a bit alarming.
The ochy next to us was soon filled with a hen party, loud and fun, the DJ made sure the music was suited to them. This a fun venue suitable for corporate groups, friends, parties and building teams.
I’m not sure what you’d do if you don’t like Prosecco, they should maybe have other options to choose, but for us, it was ideal and I managed not to injure anyone or myself with a stray dart.
Would I return? Oh yes. Who’s paying? Pay per person!
Find out more about Flight Club Darts here: flightclubdarts.com