There are very few life rules to which I adhere, but one is, “should a beautiful woman offer you media access to a Dave and Buster grand opening in Hollywood, you’re obliged to go.” Well that happened, and it was certainly eye opening.
Here’s the thing. I’ve been to Dave and Busters fewer times than I have Fallopian tubes. I love the idea of adult Chuck E. Cheese as much as the next guy who refuses to grow up, but I suck at winning tickets and there are bars in which arcade games are free. I figured that pretty much eliminated my need for the joint. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Here are 10 things I didn’t expect to see at Dave and Busters.
1. Go-go dancers
Sure they looked out of place, but who doesn’t love go-go dancers?
2. Brody Jenner DJ’ing
Doubly unexpected; the man’s not bad behind the decks.
3. An ice sculpture
It turns out it’s hot in LA, which makes a giant block of ice even more unlikely.
4. A huge bowl of shrimp cocktail
“We eat so many shrimp, I got iodine poisoning.” – Pimp C
5. The biggest Pac-Man ever
Finally multi-player Pac-Man without waiting for turns to end. You eat each other!
6. Pappy Van Winkle
Sure it’s just the 10-year Pappy, but it’s still one of the most sought after bourbons. Macallan 18 was stocked as well.
7. PlayStation 4
These aren’t your childhood prizes. Don’t worry, you can still get a Chinese Finger Trap.
8. Smoking hot women…everywhere
Apparently the Dave and Busters dress code is tight, fake-boob exposing dresses.
9. Ticket hoarders
It was a grand opening, so I was definitely not expecting to see people trying to win this year’s Christmas.
10. A step and repeat
I know it’s a grand opening, but I still didn’t expect a red orange carpet. Clearly I do not belong on one either.
10.5. ProActive vending machine
OK, so this wasn’t in Dave and Busters, but it was 3 doors down in the Hollywood Mall.
It turns out that Dave and Busters isn’t exactly what I expected it to be. They had a stellar chef serving gourmet food and decent cocktails for a high frequency bar. It has a sports bar within, which immediately gave me ideas for ways to kill halftime. And it all just seemed like one giant party. I went in the little expectations, but admittedly left impressed. Now if only I could figure out how the hell their game “credits” work. I swear it’s meant to confuse people into spending all of their money.
One thing I did expect to see:
I played, and I dominated. They don’t call me DeadShot for nothing… or at all.