Philly nightlife can get boring if you go to the same places all the time-South Street, Old City, and the Draught Horse. Raise the bar on your Friday and Saturday nights with a trip to Dave and Buster’s (D&B). D&B, on Columbus Blvd., is one-stop shopping for fun. It is a T.G.I. Fridays, Fat Tuesdays and a boardwalk all rolled into one.
Celebrating their 10th year in Philly, this all-in-one complex fuses casual dining, drinking and high voltage gaming. With three bars, a huge dining area, a bevy of pool tables, private party rooms and a great game room; D&B will appeal to everyone’s weekend needs.
A popular destination for corporate parties, D&B is an ideal place to hold special events. Party rooms, set aside for large group events, offer a private space for people to celebrate special occasions. A special events coordinator on staff organizes activities for large groups, such as ‘He Said, She Said’, a Newlywed-style game.
Contrary to popular belief, D&B allows those under 21 in before 11 p.m. After 11, you must be accompanied by someone over 25.
D&B is a great place to bring friends and family, have a 21st birthday party or just chill out. You always have the option of kicking it up a notch with a round of virtual target practice in the arcade.
The Viewpoint section of D&B houses a great bar, the restaurant and pool tables. The Viewpoint Bar, which overlooks the dining area, provides a casual atmosphere for more laid back people. According to Frank, a bartender, “It doesn’t get too reckless in here; people just have a good time.”
The bar provides a wide selection of classic and signature drinks, not to mention first-class service.
The biggest attraction at D&B is the arcade, known as the Midway. Here you can cut loose and let your competitive spirit guide you, whether the simulated horse derby or virtual golf challenge. You won’t find any corny Skee-ball here. Everything is suped up to appeal to the technology-loving, attention deficient minds of all.
There is no better place to work out drunken aggression (incurred of course at the Midway Bar watching a Sixers game on one of the many TVs) than at the ‘Nothin but Net’ hoops challenge. You can also choose from the array of video games, pinball machines and games of skill to win prizes.
While you play, the staff provides Vegas-style personal service-minus the cabaret dancers and the scantily clad waitresses, but Delilah’s is right down the street so don’t fret.
The Winner’s Circle at D&B, where you trade in tickets for prizes, has a wealth of goodies. For really ambitious players, win 51,000 tickets and take home a video camera. If not so lucky, you can trade in 50 tickets for a swiggly straw and 60 for a choo-choo train whistle.
Whether its a huge room of games or a relaxed dinner, D&B has your desires covered.
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