Syracuse will be blessed with another amazing option for adult fun today when the new Dave & Busters location at DestinyUSA opens its doors to the public. Yesterday I had the chance to take an early preview of the facility. And Syracuse look out this is going to become your new favorite hang out!
The last time I was at a Dave & Busters I was barely old enough to remember. I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect from a restaurant that totes “watch the games where you play the games”, but my competive spirit knew it would be a great place for me.
Walking in you can see the arcade games that light up the room like a casino in the desert. My friend and I laughed since we couldn’t decide how big the room was since it seemed to go on forever. We were each provided a Dave & Busters card that is refillable and never expires since all games are played with a card.
I found a life size Temple Run game and realized if there was Candy Crush as well I was never leaving 😉
We were greeted by a representative from the Dallas store and one from the New York City store who both oozed excitement about the new location. Their smiles and happiness were contagious as they led us on the grand tour. Did you know Dave & Buster are REAL guys? One owned a restaurant and one owned a fun business in the early 80’s they decided to combine forced and Dave & Busters was born.
We had the chance to try out many of the games including Pac-man Battle Royal (against 3 other players!) 4 person Air Hockey, Wheel of Fortune, and a 4D horror game that can detect your heartbeat rate and decides how scary to make the game based on how scared you are…I stayed right away from that game! I was scared just looking at it!
One of the coolest games was the Typoon we laid down on a raft like chair and as the ride took off you really felt as though you were riding a rollercoaster, it was crazy! And so much fun!
We also may have had a little TOO much fun with the giant pillow claw game, pick me, pick me!!
After the tour it was time to learn about all the FOOD and Drink offerings! And oh man you are in for a treat!
Not only are the drinks beautiful but they taste great as well. A pretty floating drink somehow can take any bad day and make it better, and they have many to choose from.
I tried out a Perfect Patron Margarita and a Miami Ice. Both of which were delicious!
Then we moved right on to the food! It was a great selection of healthier choices and full on good time food. The Pretzel Dogs were a big hit! As well as the Lawnmower Salad. That HUGE plate of salad is ONE Lawmover salad I would order one and eat it for a week! Yummm!
I love that the burger is served in a cast iron skillet nothing says authentic like a massive frying pan. Their hand created BBQ chips are made daily at each location and were another of my favorites. They also ship in bread and meat directly from Philly for their cheese steaks making them as close to authentic as you can get in Syracuse!
If you live in Syracuse or are headed here to visit I highly recommend a visit to the new store! Planning a party or office get together? Dave & Busters also offers private room parties and full on rental of the entire space. There is nothing like getting competitive with your entire office over a game of Speed of Light!
Massive thank you’s to the Entire Dave & Busters staff as well as Pinckney Hugo Group for the great event.
I’m looking forward to heading back with my entire family which I’m sure will lead to me dragging all three of my boys out screaming and crying 😉
Questions of the Day: Have you ever been to a Dave & Busters? Competitive office parties yea or nay?