Life-Size Hungry Hippo Game, Great Food & Drinks – Dave & Buster’s Knows How to Do Date Night Out!

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Cheers to a fun date night at Dave & Buster’s! 🧡 

Looking to get out of the house, or get out of the summer heat, & enjoy a fun date night?! Dave & Buster’s is not only a great place for playing games, but an even better place to grab drinks, indulge in a tasty meal out, connect, & enjoy some one-on-one fun with friends and family!

Ding, Ding, Ding! It’s game time, baby! 💃


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Most people know about the games at Dave & Buster’s, but did you know about the dining options

My boyfriend and I were surprised by all of the delicious dinner options available at Dave & Buster’s! They have an endless selection of meals – including the addition of 23 new chef-inspired meals & 4 new drinks on the menu!

Cheers to that! 🥂

Save big on drinks!

Sip during Dave & Buster’s Happy Hour, Mondays from 4:30 PM until 7 PM & 9 PM to 10:30 PM and Tuesdays-Fridays 4:30 PM until 7 PM. You’ll score 1/2 OFF cocktails, $2.50 OFF domestic pints, $1 OFF glasses wine, $3 OFF wine bottles, and more!

*Offers may be limited time only and may vary by location – please check daveandbusters.com for details.

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For our meal, we went with a savory steak dinner as well as a more health-conscious grilled steak salad!

I was even pleasantly surprised to see gluten-free options on the regular menu and even a thorough allergy menu if needed!

Amazing! 👏

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Plus, don’t forget to indulge in a dessert before you head off to play some games! My guy and I enjoyed their decadent Big Daddy Chocolate Cake and let me just say, if you enjoy warm gooey chocolate cake with ice cream, you’re going to be in total HEAVEN! 🤤 Plus, there’s plenty to go around, so it’s the perfect treat to share on your next D&B date night.

Now, it’s time to get your game on. 👊 Games are not just for kids… 😆 And to keep it real, we had way more fun than we thought we would!

couple sitting on hungry hungry hippo game at dave and busters

The state-of-the-art games are what sets Dave & Buster’s apart from other date night places! 🙌 It’s such an energetic & fun place to have some friendly competition and really connect with your guy or gal. Plus, who doesn’t want to let loose on date night?! 😏

Better yet, Dave & Buster’s has 7 new games, including the lifesize Hungry Hungry Hippo game! 😍 Considering this was basically my favorite childhood game (ever) and I’ve never lost a game, you KNOW I was all over this game! Can ya tell we had way too much fun? (…And I’m still holding onto my winning streak, just FYI.) 😂👏

couple playing axe throwing game at Dave and Busters

They even have an all-new game called Hatchet Hero which totally made me feel like I was at one of those trendy ax-throwing places (but so much less expensive & no risk of losing your toes). 😂 Count me in! 🙋‍♀️

Hip Savings Tip: Make sure to plan your date night on Wednesdays where, for a limited time, you can score 1/2 price games ALL day and night!

*Offers may be limited time only and may vary by location – please check daveandbusters.com for details.

More of a video gamer?

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With over 100 games to choose from, there’s literally something for everyone – no matter your age! And if you want in on some more of the new gaming action, Dave & Buster’s new Minecraft game has been the talk of the town!

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You even get a holographic playing card each time you play! Sweet! 


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Dave & Buster’s Power Cards make it incredibly easy to play all your favorite games too!

Simply “charge” your card with chips to play all your favorite games. After each round, you can easily upload all your “tickets” to have everything on one convenient card. This also means you’ll have less to carry around while you’re having fun.

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Even sweeter, your Dave & Buster’s Power Card never expires! So if you foresee many date nights in your future, you can rack up all the points your little heart desires and redeem them for some pretty sweet prizes when you’re ready. I even saw a Ring doorbell up for grabs at my location – how sweet is that?!

Hip Savings Tip: Grab a Power Card for just $10 and you’ll score 25 free chips and free activation – that’s a $5 value! Plus, when you reload your cards, you’ll score bonus chips when you load a minimum of $10.

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Ready to have the entire Dave & Buster’s date night experience (and save while doing it)?!

Make sure to join their Rewards program before you head out the door! You’ll receive exclusive savings via email, $10 in Free Game Play for every $100 spent in-store, online access to your tickets, Reward Balances, and so much more!

Hip Savings Tip: Service members & First Responders can score 10% OFF food & games (for you & up to four guests). Did someone say, “Double date night”?! Simply show your valid ID at D&B to score your discount!

*Note that this offer does not combine with the 1/2 price Wednesday offer.

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Turn ordinary moments into…DING DING DING…good times! 😆 At Dave & Buster’s you’ll have fun no matter your age and every date night is sure to be a win. We truly were surprised by how much fun we had!

Cheers to your next exciting night out! 🧡


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 9

  1. Mamamia

    We love Dave n Busters! Great that they have an allergen menu but it seems like everything has dairy and/or eggs. 😣

    • Sara

      Glad to hear you love Dave and Buster’s too, Mamamia!

  2. joanne

    It’s Chuck E. Cheese’s for adults… 🙂

    • Sara

      HAHA! Yes, you’ve got that right, Joanne! So fun!

  3. Ra’shonda

    I love Dave & Busters but haven’t been since the pandemic began. I’d be interested to hear what the team thought about safety. It looks like the individuals in the post were not wearing masks indoors – even when they weren’t seated at their table (like when they were playing games). Was there a requirement to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the restaurant? How safe did you feel? I have kids under 12 at home who can’t yet be vaccinated, and while I am definitely in need of a date night, wouldn’t want to risk them dying due to my desire to get out. Thanks so much!

    • Sara

      Hey Ra’shonda! Great questions – I would recommend calling your local Dave & Buster’s that you intend on visiting since every state is different. My state is not requiring masks or proof of vaccination, however, I did feel like my location was clean and all the staff was very nice & helpful with any questions I had. I hope this helps!

  4. Amy

    We Love Dave and Buster’s! A couple “Frugal Tips”……….
    #1 If you sign up for the rewards program, they’ll occasionally send you coupons! Who doesn’t love a deal like Buy $25.00 and get $25.00 free!
    #2 Wednesday is 1/2 off game day!
    #3 They offer something called “Taste For Tickets”. You can use your tickets to buy appetizers such as boneless wings, nachos and chicken quesadillas and yummy desserts like chocolate cake!!

    • Sarah Pruitt

      Thanks for the tips!!

  5. Jacqueline Silva

    I can’t wait to go and have so much fun!

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