Imagine an old-school cruise, with shuffleboard, darts, ping pong, cabanas and plenty of food and drink. Now add virtual reality games and take away any potential seasickness, and you've got Ballers Clubhouse, a 2,500-square-metre temple devoted to fun and the biggest licensed venue in Melbourne's CBD.
The venue includes six (yes, SIX) bars, ten private function spaces, 12 ping pong tables, four shuffleboard courts, six darts booths and a virtual reality games centre. That's a whole lot of fun times crammed into one space.
You can book tables or games, or you can book packages at the shuffleboard cabanas, which include food and drinks. The space is perfect for parties and gatherings, or just for friends to play some games, have a few drinks and snacks and unwind.
You can get wines by the glass or bottle, and cocktails skew traditional, like Tommy's Margarita, Old Fashioned, Southside and Espresso Martini. No gimmicks here, just quality drinks, treated properly. Food is on the traditional side too, with snacks like Buffalo wings, truffle arancini balls, sliders and pizza on the menu.
The space itself is industrial chic, with plenty of space to spread out and make the most of the good times.