Since old mate King Henry VIII introduced the sport to the world in a bid to get his archers to sharpen their skills as often as possible, the game of darts has become an iconic pub favourite. As drinks and accuracy don’t often go hand-in-hand, success comes second to fun in being the aim of the activity. But with eyes nowadays more focused on screens rather than the target, this new bar wants you to jump on board.
Oche Brisbane combines the heritage game of darts with a social experience that is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. 85 action-packed minutes await you and the gang as you get behind the oche (aka the line which players must stand behind in the game of darts), pull back your feathers and let loose! Offering an electric gamification of traditional dartboards, dozens of games are built in that score automatically and might even have something to say to you!
Fuel your dart throwing arm with share menus thoughtfully crafted from local produce by chef consultant and former Head Chef of Gerard’s Bistro, the acclaimed food whisperer Ben Williamson. Serving up tasty food designed to be shared, everything is specifically crafted to be eaten with one hand so you never have to miss a shot.
Toast to Brisbane with cocktails paying tribute to the river city paired with the menu and sitting alongside a bangin’ beer and wine list within the heritage brick walls of the beautiful 115-year-old Old Flour Mill Building in Constance Street, Fortitude Valley. Housing a stunningly designed outdoor terrace and two dedicated bars including one that changes seasonally, Oche Brisbane marks the official Australian debut for the business after pinning down success in Oslo, Norway, and Managing Director Dafydd Evens is ready to give real-life experiences and relationships the attention they’ve long been denied in the over 18 venue. “We want Oche Brisbane customers to talk, play, taste, sip, laugh and connect, to engage in an age-old game that’s been re-skinned and modernised, supported by a cool checklist of experiences – cocktails, local brews, food to suit, chill tunes, a venue that could tell a thousand tales, and the opportunity to get a little competitive at the same time,” he says.
Local brews and brewers are championed at Oche Brisbane and the Seasonal Bar will showcase a different local brew master, wine maker or distiller every month. Evans also wants to create Brisbane’s first environmentally considerate venue so there is no cutlery at Oche, minimal covering of the beautiful brickwork, an emphasis on local produce and brews, careful disposal of waste and the menu more than caters for the veggos out there.
Located in Constance Street, Fortitude Valley from Friday December 6, dart night is sorted!