New Dave & Buster’s brings fun and games to Carlsbad

Dave & Buster’s takes things you loved as a kid - arcade games, snow cones, watching your favorite sports teams and collecting tickets to win prizes - and gives them a grown-up twist. The following are a few ways to relive your childhood while also enjoying the perks of adulthood at the popular restaurant/sports bar/arcade.

Old school games

Try your hand at old favorites such as Skee-Ball or Pac-Man, new games like Million Dollar Midway or arcade versions of Angry Birds or Candy Crush. Challenge your friends or try to beat the existing high score. And, when you collect your tickets, forget about trading them in for plastic trinkets. Dave & Buster’s Winning Circle has prizes that include Apple products, Xbox games, sports memorabilia and more.

Adult brain freeze

A favorite summertime tradition - shaved ice or snow cones - gets an adults-only update in the hands of Dave & Buster’s bartenders. They’ll add Malibu Coconut rum, Smirnoff Watermelon vodka, Strawberry Bacardi mixer and more to make those sweet treats even better than you remember. The full cocktail menu also includes margaritas, Luxe LITs made with Patrón, mojitos, sangrias, tiki drinks and a selection of signature cocktails.

Big fans

Next time you’re looking for the perfect place to watch the big game - any big game - head to Dave & Buster’s and their “better than stadium seating.” With several massive HD TVs and game day drink specials, they can accommodate you and all your closest friends for the ultimate viewing party.

Grown-up grub

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll also find updated (and delicious) versions of classic bar and arcade food in the restaurant. Indulge with the BBBacon Burger (made with three kinds of bacon) or the Short Rib & Cheesy Mac Stack (with sliced short rib, mac & cheese and bourbon-glazed onions between slices of grilled sourdough) or keep it light (and still feel like you’re indulging) with the Thai Chicken Chopped Salad or the Southwestern Tortilla Soup. The chefs will serve up whatever you’re craving - wings, burgers, pasta, seafood or sandwiches.

San Diego’s newest Dave & Buster’s location has just opened in the Shoppes at Carlsbad, featuring over 40,000 square feet of games, food, drinks and sports. Visit and plan your visit.