If you want to unleash your inner child, you’ll need to get out to Little Rock’s newest attraction – Dave & Buster’s.
Located adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock on 10900 Bass Pro Parkway, General Manager Chuck Beyer sees the new restaurant as becoming a part of an economic tool for the city. He says, “Starting with the Bass Pro Shop and then including the mall’s shops and the future Hilton and business complex – this area is going to be a mecca for the city.”
The 30,000 square foot space is filled with all types of games, a 360 degrees sports bar, and ample seating. There are 44 HD TV’s and two huge projector televisions ensuring you can watch everything from baseball and basketball to football and boxing.
Beyer says, and rightly so, “This is an adult attraction – a place for the adults to come act like kids again.”
In terms of games, you’ll find familiar ones, such as the win-a-stuffed-animal claw machines, air hockey, and skee-ball, but there are also newer ones like the Star Wars Space Pods, Harpoon Lagoon, and a Ghost Buster’s game. Beyer continues, “A lot of these games you can’t find anywhere else.”
And while the space is kid-friendly, after 10 p.m. it’s an adult’s-only space. Beyer says, “We have that separation to allow the adults to really break free and enjoy themselves.”
The menu offers a wide array of options with the drinks handcrafted by the team in Dallas, where the original Dave & Buster’s opened. If you’re a beer drinker don’t fret, there’s a fair few taps, and you can also go local and get Flyway and Lost Forty brews on draft.
In fact, the new Little Rock brick-and-mortar brings a bit of history with it. In the ‘70s in Little Rock, Buster opened a restaurant near the train depot. Dave opened an adult-arcade a few doors down. Beyer says, “And then they started talking about how great it would be to put it together under one roof.”
Thus in ’82, they opened the first location in Dallas. This new location in Little Rock is a coming home of sorts, and marks the first location in the entire state of Arkansas.
Head out to the grand opening on June 13, or be sure to head by during their regular business hours: Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.