6, Lane 19, YiShu (Art) St, LongJing xiang (township), Taichung County
Hours: 1-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
Tribal Dart is Taichung's first dedicated darts store and may even be the first of its kind in Taiwan. Located a few meters off of Art Street (near Wellcome supermarket), this spacious, attractive store carries everything that the darts connoisseur could need. This includes contest-grade dartboards--both electronic (NT$2,000-7,500) and traditional cork (NT$1,600-2,400), and a huge variety of dart flights (feathers), dart shafts made from aluminum alloy and other materials, and soft darts (for electronic boards). Three-dart packs range from NT$600 to NT$3,500. Items include products from reputable international and local dart-equipment names like Unicorn from the U.K., Arachnid from the U.S., and Smartness from Taiwan. Customers are also welcome to hang out at the store and play on two electronic dartboards, which are free with the purchase of a drink--including NT$50 soft drinks, NT$100 beers and simple cocktails (NT$100-120). There are organized contests every Friday at 8 p.m. (NT$100 fee with advance phone registration, NT$150 without registration). Tribal Dart's management is also seeking players to join a store team that will compete against other teams around Taiwan. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee