Dave & Busters To Launch Their ‘Store of the Future’ Format In Dallas This February

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Dave & Busters To Launch Their ‘Store of the Future’ Format In Dallas This February

Dave & Busters has been a leader in the arcade industry for a long time, and now they are upping their game with a format they are calling the “Store of the Future.” This was prototyped at their Friendswood, TX location last year, so after finding success there, they will be rolling it out to other select locations, starting with Dallas, on February 9th.

Dave & Busters store of the future dining area

Aside from revamping their food menu, they have also changed up their sports viewing areas to be more interactive and they have new “social bay” gaming areas which includes activities such as darts & shuffleboard. I believe that the darts system usedDave & Busters social bay with interactive darts here is the SMARTS Darts system that is sold through Sega Amusements; At least from this picture on the right, it looks just like that one does.

The newest concept of the bunch however is The Arena, which sounds sort of like Inowize’s QBIX, but perhaps its a free roam VR experience. I’m not sure as the release below doesn’t mention VR as a part of that, and there is no picture of it in action. This does mark an exclusive experience to be found at D&B however, so it should be interesting to see more when the location opens.

The release does not mention which precise locations will get this makeover, although I imagine that if your local D&B closes for “renovations,” then that’s a pretty good sign they are converting it over. For the grand re-opening of this one though, if you live in the area you’ll want to get in the door as soon as is possible – they are giving the first 200 customers an entire year of free game play. That alone would be worth the visit.

Here’s the release but what do you think about this “store of the future?” Do you hope to see this concept hit your local D&B?

Dave & Buster’s Launches Reimagined Store in Dallas on February 9 Just in Time for Big Game Weekend

The First 200 People in Line at the Grand Opening to Receive Free Games for a Year

DALLAS (Jan. 23, 2024) – Just in time for the most exciting sports weekend of the year, Dave & Buster’s opens its completely reimagined location in Dallas, Texas, at 9450 North Central Expressway on February 9. The Future of Play is Here! Literally. The newly updated location takes everything the community loves about Dave & Buster’s and catapults it into tomorrow with innovative gaming activities and groundbreaking ways for crews to play such as The Arena, interactive Social Bays, and an immersive watch experience.

The first 200 people in line at Dave & Buster’s grand opening on February 9 will receive free games for a year! Doors open at 11 a.m. but people will be lining up early to win. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to game all year! Terms & conditions apply.

D&B footballDave & Buster’s Dallas will be the place to be all big-game weekend long beginning with the Dallas Mavericks Mascot Champ and their street team giving away prizes during the ribbon cutting on Friday, February 9. There will be captivating drone shows lighting up the sky on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. Dave & Buster’s has also partnered with fan-favorite brand True Brvnd releasing exclusive D&B Upside Down Dallas hats available in the WIN Circle for redemption all weekend long while supplies last.

Dave & Buster’s was a pioneer in the entertainment industry when it opened its first store in Dallas over 40 years ago and now is once again setting the benchmark for innovation with its completely reimagined Dave & Buster’s Dallas. First-of-its-kind innovation keeps guests excited to return again and again letting crews connect in new, innovative experiential ways.

Get ready for entertainment like never before. Here’s what you can expect:

  • The Arena: As leaders in the entertainment industry and always keeping a pulse on experiential gaming trends, The Arena was created exclusively for Dave & Busters and offers revolutionary gameplay technology identified by Dave & Busters. Guests will have a multitude of ways to connect and compete with friends in a captivating wall-to-wall, gaming environment. For a limited time only, the experience will be available at only $5 per person, per session. With its fully transparent exterior, The Arena allows up to eight players to participate and the highly versatile gaming unit features intuitive and invisible tracking technologies, along with fully immersive media, audio, and tactile solutions to deliver futuristic gaming experiences that tests players both mentally and physically.
  • Interactive Social Bays – Brace yourself for new experiences with high-tech interactive gaming in our Social Darts Bays & Social Shuffleboard Bays. Hang with friends in a private, reservable Social Bay in impressive private suites for two to six players. Darts and Shuffleboard have been re-invented with mind-blowing digital interactivity for the coolest, most innovative, tech-savvy versions of darts and shuffleboard ever!
  • Immersive Watch – The All-New Dave & Buster’s Watch Experience brings you all your favorite sporting games and events like never before. More Screens. More Party. You name the game – Dave & Buster’s will broadcast it! With a 40-foot screen, every seat is the best in the house. Immerse yourself in the action with top-notch surround sound, dozens of additional oversized HDTVs surrounding the bar, and a VIP Watch Room for that exclusive “bottle service” vibe. Dave & Buster’s offers the ultimate experience to watch the big game.
  • Self-Serve Beer Wall – Get ready to pour on the FUN with Dave & Buster’s new self-serve beer wall! Head to the TapZone located in the midway and pour your own local craft beer from over 20 local and specialty craft beers on tap. TapZone is located inside the midway.
  • Evolved Menu – Ready for an epic culinary adventure?! Dave & Buster’s craft kitchen has never been better! Grab your crew and get ready to feast on the revamped chef-crafted menu, packed with mouthwatering new and improved options for every taste and lifestyle. Enjoy these shareable delights because food this good is meant to be enjoyed together!
  • Sleek New Store Design Inside & Out – Step into a tech-forward entertainment destination with a bright, energetic atmosphere that provides the perfect, Eat, Drink, Play, and Watch destination at the all-new Dave & Buster’s Dallas!
  • Midway & Prizes – Of course, Dave & Buster’s still has its iconic Midway! Over 120 games, mind-blowing VR experiences, and epic prizes await! For elevated group experiences, social bays and the VIP Watch Room are available to be booked for private events.

Dave & Buster’s has embarked on an innovation journey that brings industry-leading entertainment to its guests. Dave & Buster’s Dallas resets the entertainment bar and additional innovation will continue coming to it and other locations within the Dave & Buster’s system so crews across the country can connect for a next-level night out.

“We can’t wait to reveal this Dave & Buster’s as a Dallas entertainment destination during the big game weekend,” says General Manager Garrett Chimarys. “We’re thrilled for our neighbors to experience this incredible transformation for themselves. Join us for epic watch parties on our giant 40-foot WOW Wall and state-of-the-art activities with the immersive gaming environment The Arena and all-new Social Dart Bays & Social Shuffleboard Bays. Guests are going to have to see it to truly understand Dave & Buster’s Dallas is like nothing they’ve ever seen.”

In celebration of Big Game 58, Dave & Buster’s will be offering an incredible promotion on Sunday, February 11 to guests that includes $58 unlimited Game Play plus food, as well as prize giveaways throughout the big game.

Year-round specials include the $5 Happy Hour (Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), where guests can enjoy $5 drink specials including the new Tres Tequila Rita, 22 oz Domestic Drafts, wine, Backwoods Blueberry Lemonade, and D&B Long Island Iced Tea.

As a token of appreciation to members of the military and first responders, Dave & Buster’s provides a discount of 15% off food & non-alcoholic beverages with valid I.D. in honor of our local heroes and frontline workers.

Dave & Buster’s Dallas is located at 9450 North Central Expressway. Hours of operation are Sunday from 10 a.m. – midnight, Monday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. – midnight, Wednesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. For more information on Dave & Buster’s, please visit www.daveandbusters.com.


About Dave & Buster’s

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 220 venues in North America that offer premier entertainment and dining experiences to guests through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster’s and Main Event. The Company has 162 Dave & Buster’s branded stores in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and offers guests the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch,” all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. The Company also operates 58 Main Event branded stores in 20 states across the country, and offers state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, hundreds of arcade games and virtual reality, making it the perfect place for families to connect and make memories. For more information about each brand, visit daveandbusters.com and mainevent.com.

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  1. Henri Zimenoff January 24, 2024 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    So… This new year is about to be very busy, and this is one of those headlining arcade articles that may show up soon. I have two locations in Colorado thats available there, one in Westminster and in Denver. If you can find us a sign knowing those places are undergoing a renovation project soon that’ll be great

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