Yesterday I had a sneak peek at the new Dave & Buster’s in Cary set to open its doors to the public today, November 6th at 11am. This is the Triangle’s first D&B. It is conveniently located in Cary Towne Center and is easily accessible from all points in the Triangle from I-40. This location is one of the largest ever built measuring in at 29,900-square-feet and features a larger dining area, a 360 degree bar with tons of televisions and of course lots and lots of games!
The Bar Area
The Bar area located directly in the middle of all the activity with seating on all sides with easy viewing of a tv no matter which way you are facing. The 360-degree bar is outfitted with a massive wall of TVs on each side, ample seating for more than 500 people and an amped-up sound system with the ability to show any game or sporting event you can imagine through DirecTV.
Large-screen high-definition televisions complete the perfect setting for watching your favorite sporting events and shows. They even have the ability to turn up the sound for different games in different seating areas during special events. Their are also plans to host trivia competitions on certain evenings during the games where diners can “Watch & Win” and earn prizes and other discounts on their food orders
Food & Drink Menu
Dave & Buster’s food menu offers American fare such as burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and more. Popular items include the Mountain O’Nachos, pretzel dogs, Black Jack BBQ chicken, bacon-wrapped beef medallions, the South Philly burger and the Lawnmower Salad.
They also offers several signature cocktails like the Miami Ice Snow Cone, Cherry Berry Mojito and the Million Dollar Margarita and have a large selection of bottle beers with 10 beers on draft including North Carolina’s own Foothills beer.
Daily drink specials:
Monday: 1/2 price wine by the glass & $3 miller light drafts
Tuesday: 1/2 price Margaritas and 1/2 price Coronas, Dos Equis & Modelo
Wednesday: $3 domestic drafts & 1/2 price Walk the Planks
Thursday: 1/2 price Red Bull Cocktails
Friday: $2 Bud light pints & 1/2 price Jolley Ranchers
Sunday: $4 Bloody Mary’s & 1/2 price Cider Beers
I can’t forget to mention the deserts too! I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I couldn’t help but sample their chocolate cake and bananas foster, both of which were delicious!
Of Course the main attraction at Dave & Buster’s for kids and adults alike is the arcade with over 140 fun interactive games. In addition to some of the classic video games like Pac-Man, which have been revamped into exciting multi-palyer versions on massive jumbo screens, there are numerous games of skill and old favorites like Skee Ball and Air Hockey (a cool 4 player version!).
Many of the games like “The Claw” provide a chance to win prizes or earn tickets towards prizes you can select in the prize redemption. The prize redemption area is stocked with everything from candy and plush stuffed animals to iPods and iPads.
I grew up in the early 80’s where going to the arcade meant lugging around five pounds of quarters in your pocket. Well times have changed and playing games is a lot simpler at Dave & Buster’s. Players use plastic “Power Cards” that they add value to and simply swipe the card to activate the game you would like to play. The cards are rechargeable and can also be used to store the points earned towards the prizes available in the redemption area (points can be stored over multiple visits which is great).
College Student Discount
College students get $10 of FREE game play added to their power cards when they purchase $10 of game play simply by showing their official college I.D. at the time of purchase.
I was thrilled to see the arcade had several Skee Ball games too and that these games used the classic wooden Skee Balls just like the ones I remember at the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore where I grew up. I think this will be my “go to” game!
In addition to the fun games, dining and bar area, Dave & Busters is outfitted with two private rooms that can be used separately or opened up to each other for private functions, meetings, or corporate events. The rooms feature State-of-the-art audio, visual and lighting systems, modular furniture and a mobile bar are available for private functions and can hold up to 60 people.
So, as you can see I was pretty impressed with this fun new addition to the Triangle and I think it will be well received by families and sports fans alike at this location in Cary. I look forward to going back soon to watch my Hokies play on the big screen!
Grand Opening Today! Wednesday, November 6th at 11am
Dave & Busters Cary location opens to the public today at 11am. For more information check out their website and follow them on twitter @DaveBustersCary.
Dave & Busters – Cary, NC
Cary Towne Center
1105 Walnut St., Suite E101
Cary, NC 27511 (map)
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.