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There’s Now an Entire Bar and Restaurant for Playing Darts on Howell Mill Road

Playing a round of darts at your local dive bar crosses over into high-tech territory in Atlanta with the opening of Flight Club at Star Metals on January 11

The interior of Flight Club. Flight Club
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Playing a round of darts at your local dive bar crosses over into high-tech territory in Atlanta with the opening of Flight Club at Star Metals on January 11 — an entire bar and restaurant dedicated to the target-throwing contest.

The UK-based “eatertainment” chain specializes in a technologically driven take on the traditional game of darts with automated scoring and multi-player options for up to 400 people. Spread out over two floors, playing a round of darts for 90 minutes at Flight Club costs $12 per person. But groups of up to 12 people can reserve a semi-private area called an oche (sounds like hockey) at Flight Club. These 12 playing areas can be linked together to create tournaments with other groups.

As for food, Flight Club serves everything from lobster elote dip, shrimp cocktail, and tandoori chicken skewers, to pork belly baos, a vegan banh mi flatbread, and poke tacos. Dessert features a tower of cookies, cotton candy, and cronuts with chocolate and raspberry sauces. The bar serves beer, wine and cocktails as well as buckets of beer for sharing. A weekday happy hour takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. offering food and drink specials.

Flight Club
Flight Club

Flight Club joins several other venues in the area combining gaming and dining, including recently opened Your 3rd Spot at the Works; Top Golf on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard; Fowling Warehouse on English Street; the Painted Duck on Brady Avenue; mini golf bar and restaurant Puttshack at the Interlock; and Westside Motor Lounge in English Avenue. Arizona-based chain Culinary Dropout opens this year at the Brickworks on Marietta Street.

Star Metals and the Interlock will reach completion in the next two years and currently include new restaurants like Velvet Taco, Sweetgreen, sushi bar Kinjo Room, Wagamama, rooftop bar and restaurant L.O.A, and mini golf restaurant Puttshack. Omakase restaurant Hayakawa (formerly Sushi Hayakawa on Buford Highway) recently opened at Star Metals. Humble Pie, from Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips, opens later this month at the Interlock and rooftop bar and lounge Patina from the team behind the Painted Pin and the Painted Duck should open by the end of 2023 at Star Metals.

As development continues along this stretch of Howell Mill Road, Atlanta public transit advocates are calling for the installation of dedicated bus rapid transit lanes and more frequent bus service to help ease traffic congestion and make the area more pedestrian friendly.

Open Monday - Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1055 Howell Mill Road, Food menu. Drink menu.

The Interlock

1115 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 Visit Website

Kinjo Room

1115 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (470) 355-9138 Visit Website

Your 3rd Spot

400 Chattahoochee Row Northwest, , GA 30318 (770) 230-3033 Visit Website

Westside Motor Lounge

725 Echo Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 388-9536 Visit Website

Lazy Betty

1530 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 975-3692 Visit Website

The Painted Pin

737 Miami Circle Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 814-8736 Visit Website

Sushi Hayakawa

1055 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (770) 986-0010 Visit Website

The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-0048 Visit Website