Up until now, darts was a game played at the back of dingy pubs, using rusty darts to hit a precariously hung board—but no longer.
Hitting Brisbane next month is Oche, a high tech European darts bar that first launched in Oslo, Norway in 2018 and is now heading for Australia. Landing in Fortitude Valley on December 6, the slick, minimalist venue is going to want to make you put your phone down and get stuck in to an action-packed game with your crew—even if you’ve never played before.
Oche’s electronic gamification of traditional dartboards mean you don’t need to keep track of your points with an old school chalkboard—it’s all scored for you automatically, with dozens of games to choose from for a massive night of fun. And you won’t be playing in a dodgy pub either—the venue is taking over two floors of the Old Flour Mill Building in Fortitude Valley, and is set to have a sleek heritage-inspired fit out complete with an outdoor terrace and two dedicated bars.
If you want to hit the bullseye, you’ll need plenty of energy, so of course there’s going to be an epic menu of shared feeds to tuck into, all designed to be eaten with one hand. And to sip, there’ll be a banging beer and wine list, featuring plenty of local brews, as well a few sophisticated cocktails.
While Oche also plans to hit Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, Brisbane is the first stop, and it’s going to be a gamechanger for group hangs. Stay tuned for when they open the doors—you can bet we’ll be in there angling for the very first throw.
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Image credit: Oche