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A List of 10 Reasons that People Love the Friendly Dave & Busters

Updated on October 6, 2010
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 Dave & Buster’s is a place where you can go as an adult to enjoy video and arcade games in a setting that’s more like a sports bar than it is like a children’s arcade. The restaurant / arcade has locations all around the nation. It is a highly popular place to go and most people who check it out say that they love it. Why is that? What has made this particular place so popular?

Here are the top ten reasons that people love going to Dave & Buster’s:

1. It has all of your favorite video games. Anyone who enjoys playing arcade games is going to find themselves with plenty to do at this place. It has all of the top arcade games. This includes everything from favorites like Skee-Ball and Ms. Pacman to the latest new racing games and shooting games and interactive games like Dance Dance Revolution. There are over two hundred games in this arcade so you don’t have to wait long to get to a game that you are going to enjoy.

2. There are not too many kids in these arcades. Kids are allowed at Dave & Buster’s if they are accompanied by an adult so you do see them when you go to play games at this arcade. However, there aren’t nearly as many kids here as there are in normal arcades. Most of us feel bad taking up too much time on the video games at normal arcades if kids are around since we feel responsible for letting them enjoy their fun there. This isn’t so much of a problem at Dave & Buster’s. It’s like you get to be the kid again instead of the adult.

3. There’s alcohol. Let’s face it; a lot of adults like to drink. They like to drink while they play video games. It was a brilliant idea to create an arcade that was also a bar. It’s almost like being at a casino except that there’s no smoke in the gaming area and the games are a lot more fun!

4. The food is actually good too. If you’re the kind of person who loves to get a meal in a sports bar then you’ll enjoy what the Dave & Buster’s Restaurant has to offer too. Most adults can’t play video games for hours without grabbing a bite to eat. The fact that the makers of this place thought to include good food is surely a contributing factor to why people like it here so much.

5. They offer great deals and promotions. This place is always running some kind of special deal or promotion. That means that you can don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a good time here especially if you’re willing to check out their deals and plan in advance. With half-off days and seasonal specials, it’s easy to stick to a budget here. With the economy the way that it is, that’s really important!

6. It’s a happy place. Speaking of the economy, we’re in kind of a depressed time in life right now. Because of that, a lot of adults are seeking out places to enjoy that are filled with life and happiness. Dave & Buster’s offers that kind of environment for you. How depressed can you be playing video games after all?! It’s certainly far more upbeat than the average bar that you’ll find yourself in.

7. It’s a family-friendly place. Despite the fact that there aren’t that many kids here, it’s a family friendly place. It offers a nice atmosphere. The staff is friendly. Go here with a group of girlfriends and you’re not going to have to worry about being hit on every five minutes like you would at a bar. There’s nothing seedy about it. It’s just a place where there’s good old-fashioned fun and relaxation.

8. They can accommodate large parties. There aren’t actually a lot of places that a group of adults can go for a good party. Dave & Buster’s is a rare exception to that problem. In fact, they specialize in creating great themed parties for adults. Birthday and holiday celebrations are common here. You can even choose to rent out the whole venue if you plan ahead! That is yet another reason that it’s become a popular location.

9. It has become a familiar place. There are Dave & Buster’s locations all over the country. When you mention this bar / arcade, most people know what you’re talking about and have been there themselves. This kind of familiarity helps to add to its popularity. People like to go to places that they know so if they’re on vacation somewhere and they see a Dave & Buster’s then they might stop in there and check it out.

10. It’s a really fun place to spend your time. Ultimately, the reason that Dave & Buster’s has done so well for itself is because it’s a really fun place for you to go. It’s a great place for a date. It’s a good place for friends to go hang out. You can let loose here with your co-workers. The games are fun. The drinks are fun. Everything’s fun. There’s no simpler reason than that for its popularity.

Note: I don’t get any perks or benefits for writing about this restaurant. I just saw that it was a request for an article here on the site and thought I’d contribute my thoughts as to why it’s a fun place. I know that I’ve had fun there before!


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    8 years ago

    Hi, my name is Hedario.

    I'm a young lad from NYC.



    Dave and Busters is great, but, my cousin Sal destroys me in all the games.


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    8 years ago

    the food is ehh

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    8 years ago

    dave and busters is ehh

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    9 years ago from Hawaii

    D&B is the best!

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    jeff hardy 

    9 years ago

    youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu guys are right that dave and busters is awwwweeessoooommmeee

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    9 years ago

    what's up with that place how did they make it so awesome

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    9 years ago

    its a awesome place

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    11 years ago

    I second Mrs. Hozey. I don't usually think of arcades when I'm looking for a dinner out, but I just might have to schedule this in sometime, if only for a laugh! :)

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    Mrs Hozey 

    11 years ago

    I've never been there, but it certainly sounds like a fun place.

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    Fun Arcade 

    11 years ago

    Great place I'll be checking it out.

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    L.A. Walsh 

    11 years ago from Lowell, MA

    I agree with you completely. I love this place too. Thanks for answering my request! :o)


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