Choosing a mates dates activity can be a bit of a chore if you’re constantly having to choose between crazy golf, shuffleboard, axe throwing, darts, and so on and so forth. But, what if you didn’t have to choose? That’s the premise of Boom Battle Bar, found on the upper mall of St Enoch Shopping Centre, next to the Vue Cinema, and overflowing with all the competitive socialising you could wish for.
The bar, which has rapidly expanded to UK cities including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff and more, picked Glasgow as their first Scotland location – a wise choice, if you ask us. As to the gaming experiences on offer at ‘The Battleground’, you’ll have the choice of augmented reality darts booths, Crazier NOLF (that’s crazy golf, just FYI), axe throwing lanes, beer pong tables, American pool, and shuffleboard. There’s even a photobooth to capture those triumphant victory grins.
The most intriguing of these might just be Crazier NOLF, which the website alludes to as “sort of like golf with your hands”. It’s a fun new riff on Scotland’s historic game, and you won’t find it anywhere outside of Boom Battle Bar. Meanwhile, state-of-the-art technology has elevated the humble game of darts into an AR-influenced joy-ride. The fun runs rampant here, but if you’re plotting to go axe-throwing, you’ll either want to start the night there or round up the teetotal squad, because there’s no alcohol consumption allowed before or during your session.
To keep you fuelled during your visit, a BOOM BITES menu of street food style picks like nachos, hot dogs, and chicken tenders is on offer. Meanwhile, the BOOM bar is home to a selection of wines, spirits, draught beers and Battleground themed cocktails. Choose from the likes of a refreshing Long Island Iced Tee, the Tiki-themed Ship Faced, or the Electric Margs, which uses tequila, chili liqueur, agave syrup, lime juice, and strawberry salt to create a punchy concoction.
So, with a drink in hand, a plate of nachos to split, and a tempting array of gaming arenas in which to assert your dominance, Boom Battle Bar should provide quite the night out. And boom goes the dynamite…