Here are 9 Atlanta area spots offering food, drink and entertainment

Flight Club offers darts along with food and drinks. Courtesy of Flight Club

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Flight Club offers darts along with food and drinks. Courtesy of Flight Club

“Eatertainment” is a trendy term for restaurants that offer entertainment along with beverage and food menus. Six of these spots, generally tailored for adults, are set to open this year in the metro area.

“People want more bang for their buck, and, in a post-pandemic world, people are starving for human interaction and social interaction and things to do besides just going to eat and drink,” said Justin Amick. He and business partner William Stallworth operate the Painted Duck and the Painted Pin, which both offer bowling.

Here’s a roundup of venues around metro Atlanta that provide a mix of dining, socializing and games.

Flight Club. This U.K.-based chain of darts bars opened its first Atlanta location in early 2023. The venue offers “social darts,” which combines the traditional game with technology that allows automatic scoring and multi-player games. The menu includes tandoori chicken skewers, hot honey chicken sliders, pork belly bao buns, lobster elote dip, flatbreads and desserts, along with wine, beer, liquor and cocktails.

$12 per person for 90 minutes. 1055 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-301-8003, flightclubdartsusa.com/atlanta/atlanta

Ormsby’s has been offering pub-style food and games for years. Jenni Girtman/AJC file

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Ormsby’s. This spot has been a staple on the Westside for years. In addition to a full bar and pub-style food, the venue offers such games as backgammon, bocce, darts, pool and shuffleboard. The menu includes barbacoa empanadas, tuna cakes, honey-glazed fried chicken, smashburgers, sandwiches and an extensive selection of cocktails, beer and wine.

Games are free. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. ormsbysatlanta.com, 404-968-2033

The Painted Duck offers duckpin bowling, along with food and drinks. Courtesy of Heidi Harris

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The Painted Duck. Head to this venue for duckpin bowling, a variation on traditional bowling that uses smaller balls and pins. Also available are pub games, such as horseshoes, shuffleboard and knuckleball, as well as a menu that includes loaded tater tots, duck nuggets and a whole roasted Peking Duck that takes 90 minutes to prepare. Wine, beer and cocktails are available, too.

$50-$60 per hour for bowling. 976 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-352-0048, thepaintedduckatl.com

Patrons of the Painted Pin can bowl as well as dine and drink. Courtesy of Heidi Harris

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The Painted Pin. Located in Buckhead, this first venture from Amick and Stallworth’s Painted Hospitality opened in 2014. It offers 20 bowling lanes, as well as such pub-style games as bocce ball, Giant Jenga and pingpong. The menu includes pretzel bites, pork ribs, loaded fries, pizza, tacos and sandwiches. Wine, beer and cocktails are available, too.

$50-$60 per hour for bowling. 737 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-814-8736, thepaintedpin.com

Pickle and Social in Buford serves a variety of pub foods and craft beers. Courtesy of Pickle and Social

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Pickle and Social. You can play a game of pickleball while munching on pub-style food at this Gwinnett County spot. The venue boasts six indoor, eight outdoor and two semi-covered pickleball courts that can be rented for up to two hours. In addition to pickleball, there is a rooftop bar, an outdoor lawn, a beer garden and games, including cornhole and pingpong. The restaurant serves such dishes as tacos, wings, chicken tenders and salad bowls, plus cocktails, wine and beer.

$15-$50 per hour. 2925 Buford Drive, Buford. 470-655-7321, pickleandsocialgwinnett.com

Punch Bowl Social at the Battery offers a variety of environments in which you can unwind. Chris Hunt for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Punch Bowl Social. This 25,000-square-foot space at the Battery has virtual reality, table games (pingpong, billiards and foosball), arcade games, karaoke and bowling available by the hour. There is a brunch menu that includes such dishes as biscuits and gravy and waffles, plus a regular menu that features loaded fries, burgers, chicken and waffles, seared salmon and tacos. Cocktails, beer and wine also are on offer.

$10-$60 per hour. 875 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 470-443-1443, punchbowlsocial.com/location/atlanta

Puttshack offers mini golf with electronic scorekeeping, as well as food and drinks. Courtesy of Puttshack.

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Puttshack Atlanta. This chain also originated in the U.K. and made its U.S. debut in Atlanta in 2021. It offers several nine-hole mini-golf courses that use electronic game tracking for easy scorekeeping. Diners can choose from such dishes as poutine, Thai octopus and lamb skewers, along with salads and flatbreads, and the bar menu includes cocktails, beer, wine and spirits that can be enjoyed while golfing, or on the rooftop patio.

$9-$14 per player per course. 1115 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-738-7888, puttshack.com/locations/atlanta

Your 3rd Spot offers around 85 games and activities, in addition to food and drink. Courtesy of Your 3rd Spot

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Your 3rd Spot. This is a 30,000-square-foot venue that offers around 85 games and activities, including Cards Against Humanity, pinball, darts, cornhole, bowling, foosball and shuffleboard. The eatery has brunch and regular menus, with dishes that include Taiwanese popcorn chicken, wagyu beef truffle toast topped with bone marrow brulee and lobster tempura. The bar offers cocktails, beer, wine and zero-proof drinks.

$25-$40 per person for three hours. 400 Chattahoochee Row NW, Atlanta. 770-230-3033, your3rdspot.com

Westside Motor Lounge is an entertainment, food and beverage venue located in former automotive buildings and garages along the Westside Beltline. Courtesy of Caren West PR

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Westside Motor Lounge. This eatery opened in restored automotive buildings and garages along the Westside Beltline in 2022. The indoor space houses a restaurant and two bars, and the outdoor courtyard has a stage for bands and DJs, a beer garden and shuffleboard courts. The food menu includes fried oysters and wings, along with such main dishes as smashburgers, chicken sandwiches and gumbo. Cocktails, wine and beer are available at the two bars.

Games are free. 725 Echo St. NW, Atlanta. 678-388-9536, westsidemotorlounge.com

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