State of Play Hospitality, the U.S.-based international Eatertainment operator, announced today the continued expansion of its popular experiential concept, Flight Club, with a new venue opening in Philadelphia summer 2024.
Making for the Group’s seventh location to date, Flight Club Philadelphia will be located in the original Philadelphia Stock Exchange building at 1417 Walnut St. An area known to boast some of the city’s best dining and entertainment offerings, the London-originated concept will combine craft cocktails and elevated eats with its tech-infused Social Darts to create a unique entertainment experience in Philadelphia’s Center City area.
“As we continue to expand Flight Club into new cities across North America, we are thrilled to announce our next destination will be Philadelphia,” said Toby Harris, Chief Executive Officer of State of Play Hospitality. “Marking our seventh US location, and our 12th venue overall as a Group, we’re very excited that Flight Club Philadelphia will soon become part of the city’s rich entertainment history.”
Nestled in the historic site of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Flight Club Philadelphia will serve up a super-charged experience combining upscale food and delicious cocktails with next generation Social Darts within a premium, design-led events and entertainment environment. With a curated craft beer and cocktail list, a sharable, globally inspired menu, and multiplayer games set in 11 semi-private playing areas, the 7,000-square-foot space will bring an unrivaled social experience to downtown Philadelphia.
Inspired by the heritage of darts from British pubs and fairgrounds, Flight Club has revolutionized the traditional game of darts with ground-breaking technology that enables automatic scoring and runs exciting multiplayer games for groups of up to 400 people. State of Play launched the first Flight Club in the US, under license, in the downtown Loop area of Chicago in 2018. Since its hugely successful North American debut, State of Play has brought Flight Club to Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Denver, and has multiple upcoming locations in the pipeline.
State of Play is a rapidly growing international operator of technology-enabled, premium Eatertainment concepts. Since launching its first concept, Bounce, in London in 2012, State of Play has gone on to launch and operate several more industry-leading experiential concepts in the US and UK including AceBounce, Flight Club, Puttshack (subsequently spun out of the Group) and Hijingo. Operating in multiple cities across the US and UK all of its concepts offer an elevated food and beverage experience alongside highly immersive, tech-enhanced takes on long established, much loved activities. State of Play raised over $45m in March 2022 to fund an acceleration of its international growth strategy.
The world’s first Social Darts experience, Flight Club was founded in London in 2015 to usher this once pub-like pastime into the 21st century. With a focus on craft cocktails and elevated eats, Flight Club fuses premium cuisine and curated cocktails with its signature, technology-driven Social Darts experience to create a truly unique entertainment environment. With six locations in the US and  worldwide, Flight Club continues to surprise and delight with its ability to bring friends together in a unique, upscale social setting. To date over [two] million people have tried their hand, and over [250 million] darts have been thrown.