Boom: Battle Bar Brings The Party Vibe To Swindon

Where can you do axe throwing, crazy golf, AR darts, shuffleboard and play pool all in the same night? At Boom: Battle Bar in Swindon, that’s where!

This fun new site, costing £1.5m, opened on the 16th October and, every since, has been bustling with people keen to sample their cheeky cocktails and gaming fun.

The 15,000 sq ft bar houses loads of different games for you to try out and, hopefully, establish yourself as the ultimate games champion. From Bavarian Axe Throwing, Crazier Golf, Augmented Reality electric darts, American Pool, table tennis, shuffleboard, skee-ball, Beer Pong, an arcade and VR – Boom: Battle Bar has them all.

Drinks can be ordered from the bar or on their app. They have a hefty bar line up including their lush Boom: Battle Beer and a host of cocktails … I’m going to be heading for the Spiced Espresso Martini, maybe followed by a Strawberry Shuffl.

Food at Boom is simple but effective … like all good winning strategies. The menu focusses on Buffallo wings or Crispy Cauliflower topped with your choice of dip … ranging in intensity from Naked and Garlic Parmesan up to Spicy Teriyaki or Atomic! Then top up with a great range of sides like Kansas BBQ Coleslaw, Monster Mac & Cheese or Spicy Cheesy Fries.

Boom: Battle Bar in Swindon enjoy a good party and are already hosting an array of events.

  • 16th October they hosted an R&B Bottomless Brunch with street food from Wingman and Bunheadz, DJs and bottomless drinks.
  • 21st October is Jongleurs Comdy Night.
  • 22nd October is Oktoberfest – Steins at the ready with Oompah band and Bratwurst eating competition.
  • 23rd October – Boom Street Food Sessions: local street food vendors, live music and DJ.

The new Boom: Battle Bar is part of the scheme to rejuvenate Regent Circus, at the heart of Swindon town centre.

Boom: Battle Bar’s Events manager James Harper said: “We are massively excited to be open. This is something Swindon has never seen so to bring a competitive gaming bar to Regent Circus is a big deal for us.

“My favourite thing to play has got to be the axe-throwing. I’m not very good at it, I’m still practicing, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s not all power, it’s the technique that’s key.”

There are currently six Boom: Battle Bar venues open across the UK with a further 22 in the pipeline. Check out their list of venues to see if your town is on their list! Wadsworth is up next … bookings are now available from 22nd November!

Where: Regent Circus, Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 1FA
Cost: Entry is free. Activities cost from £2 – £17.50
Age: 18+ after 7pm

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