If the thought of darts conjures visions of sweaty men in sticky-floored sports bars hurling darts at bullseyes between sips of beer, Sydney’s swish new “augmented reality” darts venue might help you change your tune. Located under the Coca-Cola sign in Potts Point, La Di Darts does what it says on the tin – offers a fancier darts experience than your average. It’s by Funlab, the group behind Strike Bowling, Holey Moley, Archie Brothers and B Lucky & Sons.

At La Di Darts, groups of up to six can hole up in Great Gatsby-themed private booths, fitted out with chaises longues and art deco furnishings. The augmented-reality game involves a traditional dartboard with a projected field of play offering four gaming options, including darts classics such as Killer and 301. Scores are recorded electronically.

“Another fun element of La Di Darts that differs from the traditional game is the opportunity to personalise your experience – players can take [photos] and assign their own pictures to avatars to be featured on the big screen, which are perfect for a humble brag when they bag a bullseye,” Jensen Macdougall, Funlab’s operations manager tells Broadsheet.

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And the drinks menu at La Di Darts is a cut above your standard sports bar. As you (hopefully) hit bullseyes, you can sip on a Negroni served in a hip flask, a classic Espresso Martini or Tommy’s Margarita, or the Birds of a Feather – Tanqueray gin, elderflower liqueur, apple and lime served in an old-school soda siphon. Macdougall says punters are encouraged to stick around for more drinks at the bar or on the terrace once their session is over. Needless to say, La Di Darts is an adults-only venue.

La Di Darts
82/94 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point

Hours:
Tue to Thu 5pm–11pm
Fri 2pm–midnight
Sat 12pm–12.30am
Sun 12pm–10pm

ladidarts.com.au