Best Place to Play Darts

The Rec Room

Dilettantes might hold romantic notions of English pubs and bristle boards, but many diehard American darters are opting for soft-tip pay machines. "Soft tip scores for us," says Michael Wiestling, general manager of the Lake St. Louis-based American Darters Association. "It's not as intimidating." Wiestling lives and breathes darts, but when he's looking for a relaxing game of Cricket, he often heads to the Rec Room in south county. With a battallion of soft-tip boards, an arsenal of Bud products and a DJ who spins everything from AC/DC to the Barenaked Ladies, what competitive soft-tipper could turn down a round here? The roadside bar hosts leagues four nights a week, but every other night its boards are occupied by countless darters looking to test their skill in the dimly lit confines. Steel-tippers need not despair, however: The mad dart scientists at the Wentzville-based GJR Limited have developed a coin-operated bristle board called the Vortex, which had its coming-out party at the ADA's thirteenth annual national championships July 22-25 in Las Vegas.
Scroll to read more Bars & Nightlife articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.