Darts is seeing quite the renaissance of late and Flight Club Birmingham in Temple Street is stepping up the glamour to a whole new level with a fairground themed bar with dazzling lights and cocktails.
Don't worry, there's beer, darts memorabilia and the oche for hardcore darts fans too, but with a modern edge of electronic hard tipped darts and cameras. It means the score is automatically calculated for you and screens play back players doing their winning shots and celebrations in slow motion; as they do in televised world championships.
The main attraction, however, is two floors of oche playing areas that fit up to 12 players each.
Each day, from midday, there's the chance to book an oche to play for various prices that start from £3 per person for 5 people at off peak times - but there are continually offers and chances to try out the dart board at quieter times, so it's worth popping in and asking about reduced price or free taster sessions.
Special events include a new weekend Social Brunch, which offers two-hour slots on either a Saturday or Sunday (from midday to 2pm or 2.30pm to 4.30pm), where there is unlimited pizza, a bottle of prosecco per person and darts accompanied by music from a DJ for £25 per person.
I tried out the Social Brunch and the Flight Club team is friendly and generous with the pizza and prosecco, plus there's water and orange juice provided too.
The flatbread pizza comes with various ingredients, all on a deliciously crispy thin base. There are vegetarian options like garlic mushroom and a vegan one too, while the meat choices include prosciutto and parmesan shavings, chicken and bacon or salami.
In terms of drinks, there's a good variety of red and white wines, cocktails and lagers, bottled and on tap. The beers start at £4.80 for a bottle of Heineken or Sol or a pint of Amstel for £4.95 and range up to a pint of Beavertown Neck Oil IPA for £5.80.
With decadent surroundings, Flight Club Birmingham is a welcome haven, even if for just for a drink. Ultimately, it's the oches lined around the edges and corners of the rooms on both open plan floors that create a buzz and I can see it taking off with friends celebrating birthdays or work colleagues on a social, as well as hen and stag dos.
It's fun, sociable and offers something fresh for anyone who enjoys a bit of friendly competitive games. So, when you're ready, let's play darts.