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Dave & Busters opens in CBD 

The sports bar and arcade chain opens a New Orleans location

click to enlarge Dave & Busters serves Dynamite fried shrimp.

Dave & Busters serves Dynamite fried shrimp.

Dave & Buster's, a chain of hybrid sports bars and video and game arcades for adults, opened a location (1200 Poydras St., 504-226-3300; in the CBD on May 22.

  The business will occupy 40,000 square feet on the top floor of the six-story building on the corner of Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue. Besides boasting more than 165 games — including video games, bowling and billiards — the space is decked out with numerous televisions for watching sports.

  There is restaurant and bar space, and the menu features a mix of bar food and party-themed pub grub, including a Buffalo wing burger, ancho Caesar lettuce wraps, something called the "Carnivore Pizzadilla" and burgers, such as the BBBacon burger topped with three "different types of bacon!"

  The cocktail list covers a lot of bases and includes some gimmicky drinks. There are Tiki drinks, "CoronaRitas," Monster Isle Punches, adult snow cones and "Glow Kones," which have a glowing cube in the glass. Daily happy hours feature half-price cocktails, pints of domestic beer for $2.50 and discounts on glasses and bottles of wine.

  The new spot is the 97th location for the chain, which was founded in Dallas in 1982.

  Dave & Buster's is open 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


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