Saturday is opening day for Flight Club the two-level dart bar and restaurant just south of the river at the corner of Clark and Wacker. It’s from the owners of AceBounce, the British-based ping pong chain that arrived in Chicago in the summer of 2016. Ownership wants to port that relaxed and refined feeing to darts using technology to teach the game to visitors and allowing guests to enjoy themselves without needing to keep score using a chalkboard.
The space at 111 W. Wacker Drive features separate menus for both floors. Diners will get a more formal dining experience downstairs, while there’s a bar-style menu upstairs that works better for customers who are busy playing games. The space features 14 oches, that’s the area that surrounds the dart boards. Each of those oches, yes — it rhymes with “hockey” — can accommodate 20 players. The video screen can show novices how to play, but hosts can also help. The space takes up 6,000 square feet and there’s a 26-foot long bar.
The 80-seat restaurant serves food with a fine dining feel downstairs. Check out more on the offerings here.
Check out the photos below. Flight Club arrives on Saturday to give darts a high-tech twist in Chicago.