Date Night + Summer of Games


Last weekend, we snuck away for a little date night with friends. Moms, dads, you know how rare these events are.  We were treated to an evening at Dave and Buster’s to check out their newest games and menu for their Summer of Games event. This summer, there are eight new games. The games include giant-sized versions of well-known mobile games, such as Temple Run and Cut the Rope, redesigned to allow players to win prizes. In addition, there are fully immersive attractions like Dark Escape 4D and Dream Raiders that transport players to a completely different world.

Dave and Buster's Summer of Games

Before we ate, we toured around the gaming area to scope it all out and have a plan of attack for which games we wanted to try out. The huge connect 4 was very cool, but we didn’t get a chance to play it. Hopefully, next time.

Dave and Buster’s will give guests free play on five of the newest games when they purchase or re-charge a PowerCard, from now through August 25th. “We’ve rolled out 20 new games in the last year, and the games just keep getting bigger and better,” said Kevin Bachus, senior vice president of Entertainment & Games Strategy, “These new games represent the best of the best, and we’re thrilled to bring them to our guests – in some cases, exclusively at Dave & Buster’s.”

Dave and Buster's Games of Summer

It’s been such a long time since we had a date night, that we had to stop and get a selfie…or is it a couplie?

Dave and Buster's Games of Summer

In addition to the new games, part of their summer promotion includes a new menu and drink items include. Of course, we made sure to partake in a couple of these. Mr. Serious tried the  Coronarita™ and found it to be pretty tasty. He’s more a beer man, so he was quite impressed with the draft selections as well. Some of the other new ones include the Miami Ice, Strawberry Sangria (with frozen fruit cubes) and the Strawberry Summerita. The snow cone drink was a HUGE hit with my friend and I have to admit, I was quite jealous of their drinking, but I did enjoy my virgin strawberry daiquiri and was thankful they had an option for me that didn’t have alcohol in it.  We started with some appetizers too. The queso was so good. And anybody that knows me knows how hard it is to find zesty, orange queso in the ATL. I’d go back just for that! The friends had the spinach artichoke and they enjoyed it, too.

Dave and Buster's Summer of Games Food

On the dinner menu, they added Bacon-Wrapped Beef Medallions & Grilled Shrimp (bottom left). I really enjoyed it, and had to take most of it home because I filled up on queso. My friend had the teriyaki chicken, her hubby had salmon, and Mr. Serious had a plate with steak, shrimp and chicken. They all finished theirs:) And, when they saw the chocolate fondue, that’s what was decided for dessert.

Then, it was back to the games. We had a great time playing a little couple-on-couple shuffleboard (despite my friend thinking it was for 60+ year olds), then moved over to the actual gaming area. And, I had scoped out the ski-ball and was excited to find they had a “more intense” version. Until I heard it was called the “ring of fire” which had my friend and I laughing out loud. But, it was fun. And, the Pac-Man Battle where you could play and eat each other? It was fabulous. I think we all felt a little like kids again. The boys did some basketball and some shooting and driving games, too (I don’t do games that move!)

Dave and Buster's Summer of Games Games 2

The smile? Not staged. I think the little lion just jumped out of his ring of fire and we were all laughing.

Dave and Busters Games of Summer

Another one of the new games is the fruit ninja game. We weren’t certain, but I think we were partners working together. It turned into a little competitive craziness that we all enjoyed. My friend got a video of us and it’s hilarious!

Dave and Buster's Games of Summer

Check out where the nearest Dave and Buster’s is to you and head in. The Summer of Game goes through August 25th and is both adult and kid friendly. And, if you play games for a while and aren’t all that good, you’ll get to leave with a souvenir box of Nerds!

Thank you to Dave and Buster’s for hosting us for a great date night evening. No other compensation was received. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. It looks like you guys had a great date night! I’ve never been to Dave and Busters, although my husband has been a few times with his company. The food sounds so delicious, and the games look like a lot of fun! Date night couldn’t get much better than that, right? 🙂

  2. BalancingMama (Julie) says:

    I took Amelia there for lunch and fun the other week. She had to endure two boring hours at my office, and it was my “Mommy daughter time” reward. She loved it! She says we have to go back soon and bring Daddy, because he was sad to be left out.

    1. The girls really want to go and they don’t even know what it is, they just know we had fun!

  3. Teriyaki steak. 🙂 yummmmm.

    1. Steak…chicken…yeah, whatever:)

      Guess I wasn’t paying as much attention as I thought I was.

  4. That sounds like so much fun! I haven’t been to Dave & Busters in years and that was when we were at a hockey tournament for my brother. I think we have one in the area, but I’m not sure where.

    1. You should check out their website, you can pop in your zipcode and it tells you where the closest one is.

  5. Lura Staffanson says:

    You are such a cute couple. Love the pics . Glad you had a fun eve. Hugs, Lura

  6. Looks like a great time. Fun, food, and good company… you really can’t beat that.

    I really want chocolate fondue and marshmallows now!

  7. Oh my gosh yes I think it is a couplie. And how cute are you two? This looks like a lot of fun! I am jealous!

  8. Ah, it’s totally been forever since we had a date night.. I am so jealous! I haven’t been to Dave and Busters in ages…. I used to love going there! We’ll have to plan a night out soon!

    1. Yes, you do. But, I know how hard it is to get a date night. At least without breaking the bank!

  9. What a great night! I agree date nights are far and few! I`ve never been to Dave and Busters but I have heard it is a blast.

  10. How fun! I wish me and my husband had more date nights! 🙂

  11. I haven’t been to a place like this without kids in ages. It looks like a ton of fun!

  12. Oh what a fun date night! We have a Dave & Busters here in San Antonio and I never thought about going there for a date night, but you know what??? I think it is calling to me, especially after your post. Thank you

    1. Yes, make it happen! PS. I love San Antonio. Have a meal on the Riverwalk for me…and eat some delicious Mexican food.

  13. That looks like so much fun! And the food looks delicious! YUM!
    Yay for date nights! 🙂

  14. we had a great time when we went as well… although it was WAY to crowded to get many pictures… we plan to go back … date night soon 🙂
    that food was amazing, glad to hear about the queso !!!

    1. It actually wasn’t too crowded for a Friday night! It was crowded, but not run-into-people crowded!

  15. Sounds like fun, I always enjoy getting away for a date night!

  16. I always wanted to go there when we lived in GA. Now it looks like the closest location to where we are in Columbia is going back to Atlanta! Oy! I would love to play the giant connect 4 game!

    1. I was so bummed we didn’t get to, but that one always had a line!

  17. We used to live in St Louis and I loved Dave and Busters for date night. The food was always good and it was fun being able to play games and act like a kid again, even if just for a few hours.

    1. Oh yes, exactly..and to not have to worry about the kids, either.

  18. I don’t remember the last time we went out to enjoy some arcade games. This looks like a lot of fun and the food seems delicious. Would definitely give this place a try. Thanks for sharing!

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