A bar that’s unswervingly devoted to shuffleboard opens this weekend in Deep Ellum. The UK’s Electric Shuffle is set to debut on Friday, November 19, at 2615 Elm Street. This is the very first location in the United States for the brand, which prides itself on “reimaging shuffleboard,” according to a press release.
That means high-tech leaderboards and custom-built tables that allow up to 20 people to play shuffleboard simultaneously, with four games exclusive to Electric Shuffle. The table version of this classic game is traditionally played with weighted discs that team members slide to score points, bocce-style. Booking a table at Electric Shuffle starts at $15 per person; book here.
Electric Shuffle hopes to make the game appeal to millennials and Gen Z, pairing shuffleboard with a quirky menu that includes “Sharing Trophy Cocktails” for groups to split and a brunch board on the weekends loaded with items like mini avocado toast.
The Deep Ellum location boasts two bars and 17 shuffleboard tables. There are seven event spaces designed for groups ranging in size from 20 to 500 people, and private parties can even enlist an “Electric Shuffle Gamesmaster” to emcee an interactive tournament spread across several shuffleboard tables.
Drinks range from White Claw buckets to limoncello spritzes, watermelon sugar mojitos, and salted caramel espresso martini. Fries, pizza, burgers, truffle mac and cheese bites, boneless wings, and salad all make the food menu.
The bar also offers a special weekend DJ brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a $50-per-person brunch package that can be reserved for four to 20 people. A weekday happy hour called “Power Hour” starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m, offering an hour-long reservation for bottomless pizza, shuffleboard, and two drinks at $25 per person for groups of three to 16.
Electric Shuffle also makes a big deal out of birthdays: the $50 celebration cart includes a magnum bottle of bubbly and cake pops, and 10% of sales for the celebration cart will go to Dallas nonprofit The Birthday Party Project, which helps throw birthday parties for children experiencing homelessness.