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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    The one in KC has an outdoor patio upstairs with a bar. Went there a few years ago with some friends (no kids) and had a pretty good time. Drank, ate (better than typical bar food, but if you're expecting something great you'll be disappointed), played some games, drank some more and then saw a band on the patio later that night.

    Not sure if they still do the band thing, but I'm a sucker for sitting outside and tossing back a few while listening to live music.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Agree with live music on patio, but you don’t have to go to Dave and Busters for that (and not sure they all offer this).

    I’m kind of with others. I see the commercials and think...yeah, we need one in Des Moines! And then I’m like, well….I’m not sure I’d ever go. Can’t imagine the food would be that good (or at least the main reason to go). I guess before or after an event at Wells Fargo with a group might be fun, but can’t see myself going there much.

    There's been some discussion of creating a mini entertainment district near the hotel they plan to build at the Iowa Events Center. I suppose a D & B would make sense for something like that.

    ....and to the OP, I doubt anyone is going to open a Dave and Buster since it doesn't appear they are a franchise type of operation. Must all be company owned/operated.


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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post

    I’m kind of with others. I see the commercials and think...yeah, we need one in Des Moines! And then I’m like, well….I’m not sure I’d ever go.
    Interesting. I don't think I have ever seen a D&B commercial and they are in this market. I guess I don't watch a lot of live TV though (thank you, DVR!) so I don't see a heck of a lot of commercials.


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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Interesting. I don't think I have ever seen a D&B commercial and they are in this market. I guess I don't watch a lot of live TV though (thank you, DVR!) so I don't see a heck of a lot of commercials.
    I don't think I have seen a commercial for them either up here. I went to a D&B one time and it was alright. The food was on par with most chain bar and grills. I was there with my wife, it probably would have been more enjoyable to be with male friends instead at that type of place.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Just go to Chuck E Cheese with a flask.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Top Golf is way more fun.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    ok, it's not the greatest place on earth, but it isn't THAT BAD.

    Although i haven't been there in years. We have a few of Bowling Center/Go Kart/Laser Tag/Arcade/Bar/Restaurant places that we usually go now for stuff like that. A lot more options of things to do.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    You people are tough to entertain. I have a ball at D&B's. It's a money suck whenever I go, so I don't go all that often.



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    There is a place here in Omaha called Beercade. It is a bar that has a bunch of classic arcade games. Think Pac-Man, NBA Jam, TMNT, Street Fighter, etc. It is far more entertaining and fun than D&B.

    http://www.thebeercade.com/games/



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    There is a place here in Omaha called Beercade. It is a bar that has a bunch of classic arcade games. Think Pac-Man, NBA Jam, TMNT, Street Fighter, etc. It is far more entertaining and fun than D&B.

    http://www.thebeercade.com/games/
    Those types of bars are everywhere now in fact they can't use the term "barcade" to describe themselves because the name has been trademarked. There are two in downtown Des Moines.

    Up/Down is in East Village. http://updowndsm.com/
    I can't remember name of the one south of Court Ave.


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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Now if you could redeem tickets for beer instead of stupid prizes...



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Just go to Chuck E Cheese with a flask.
    Having been to more B-day parties at CEC than I care to remember I'm here to tell you that this becomes the only real option for getting through them.

    (A flask with a bottle of ibuprofen, that is)


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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    I'm usually disappointed with the food when I go. We also have a couple that tend to get a little rough in the evening



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    ok, it's not the greatest place on earth, but it isn't THAT BAD.

    Although i haven't been there in years. We have a few of Bowling Center/Go Kart/Laser Tag/Arcade/Bar/Restaurant places that we usually go now for stuff like that. A lot more options of things to do.
    Sempecks is awesome! You live near there Farny?



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    Re: Dave and Buster's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Just go to Chuck E Cheese with a flask.
    Don't even need the flask. That craphole sells beer. As they should.



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