From the doldrums of the pandemic, cities emerged hungry for new forms of entertainment, and competitive socialising was the answer.
In recent months operators have signed leases at some of Dublin’s most sought-after sites. Pitch, the indoor golf company that drew in the smart set at a location in Soho, has taken out 800 sq m of space at Grafton Place. So too has Sandbox VR, a virtual reality experience backed by Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake.
Red Engine, the darts and bar operator, is on the cusp of signing a deal on nearby Dawson Street. Bounce, the ping-pong brand, and Hijingo, a “futuristic” bingo provider, are also understood to be considering sites around Dublin.
While capitals across the world have raced ahead with competitive