Electric Shuffle | Canary Wharf Shuffleboard
Last Updated: 26th September 2019
Flight Club is really taking the biscuit with its next activity bar.
See, the team are planning to branch out from darts bars to apply their unparalleled mix of high-tech wizardry, cocktails and general joie de vivre to the game of shuffleboard.
Once the province of Miami pensioners and the Tudors, shuffleboard has been enjoying a renaissance thanks to the likes of Shoreditch’s London Shuffle Club. If you haven’t yet played, it basically revolves around using a long stick (the ‘tang’) to push a flat disc (the ‘biscuit’) onto a hopscotch-like scoreboard at the end of a long lane, avoiding the negative points zone at the end (the ‘kitchen’).
Because obviously that’s the last place you want to put your biscuits.
At Electric Shuffle, they’ll be focussing on the tabletop version of the game, where you push the biscuits by hand along satisfyingly smooth table lanes. Knowing Flight Club’s penchant for souping up traditional bar sports, it’ll going to come with a few more bells and whistles here – there’s going to be three different ways of playing, inspired by different elements of the original game and infused with a little tech wizardry. There’ll be 10 lanes to play on (each hosting groups of up to 16 players), with each table hooked up to automatic scoring boards – and it’ll all orbit around a bar which’ll serve up craft brews, sharing cocktails, pizzas and bar snacks.
It’ll all be setting up in the centre of Canary Wharf in Cabot Square this November, but the grapevine reckons they’re already looking at a London Bridge opening, too…
Just to keep things shuffling along.
NOTE: Electric Shuffle is set to open in Canary Wharf on Friday 29th November. Tables will cost £20 per hour off-peak and £40 peak (weekdays after 4pm, and Saturdays). You can already make a booking right here…
Electric Shuffle | 10 Cabot Square, North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 4EY
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