RVA’s first shuffleboard social venue is designed to encourage everyone to play, engage, and interact with one another in a fun and unique environment.
Tang & Biscuit features 10 regulation-size floor shuffleboard courts, table shuffleboard, a 50 foot bar serving up Tang-inspired cocktails and beer, an innovative kitchen, event space and multiple other games like giant Jenga, ping pong, cornhole and more.
It’s an experience unlike any other in Richmond!
Parking is located less than two blocks away at the intersection of West Moore St. & Mactavish Ave.
From Tang & Biscuit Partner, David Gallagher:
What is the inspiration behind the name Tang & Biscuit?
The name reflects the high-energy of the club! But the zany words actually relate to the sport: “Tang” refers to the cue and “Biscuit” refers to the puck. The name is also used throughout the restaurant, with cocktails including the nostalgic drink and a biscuit based menu.
What gave you the idea to open an indoor shuffleboard facility?
The overall idea came to me out of the blue. I was inspired by the burgeoning energy of Richmond and was seeking an opportunity in entertainment that would engage the community. But the specifics were inspired by a shuffleboard club I visited with my son in Brooklyn. Seeing people of all ages and backgrounds made me want to bring this new and highly social experience to Richmond.
How do you want people to feel/ what do you want them to experience when they come to Tang & Biscuit?
Our top priority is inclusivity and community engagement. We want people to have fun, we want them to play a couple rounds of shuffleboard, but we really want to start a conversation. Everything at Tang & Biscuit is designed to foment interaction. On a normal night people might go out, stay with their friends, but otherwise they wouldn’t step out of their comfort zone. We’re appealing to families, to millennials, to grandparents. We want them to share a game, some beer, and a conversation with someone they wouldn’t have spoken to otherwise. We are promoting inter-sectional, cross-cultural, and cross-generational inclusion. We need people to leave saying they not just that they had an amazing experience, but that this should be the future of society.
What makes your concept unique?
Shuffleboard is in itself unique. There are lots of new and different restaurants and breweries already in Scott’s Addition, but shuffleboard is an entirely untapped market. Most people have never played, let alone heard of the game. But Tang & Biscuit is also a social experiment. It’s not just about shuffleboard, it’s about how people interact within their community using shuffleboard as a base.