The FanBolt dream team met up at Dave & Busters in Marietta, Georgia last week to go over our plans for this week’s Comic Con coverage, and we also wanted to check out the offerings of the newly renovated location! From a brand new modernized interior to new state-of-the-art arcade games that you used to only be able to play on your smart phones, Dave & Busters kept us entertained with our bellies full for the whole night!
It’s estimated that the Marietta location spent around $2.7 million on updating the interior and adding new games – these aren’t the only changes however. D&B also has more delicious menu offerings and more adult friendly prizes that you can swap those game play tickets for!
So what did we try out? Here’s what we recommend!
FanBolt Fave Drinks
Strawberry Watermelon Summerita
Margaritaville Tequila Gold®, DeKuyper® Watermelon Pucker, Finest Call® Watermelon puree and Minute Maid® Lemonade shaken and poured over strawberry ice cubes.
D&B TNTea ® (Editor’s Pick)
Our dynamite version of the classic Long Island Iced Tea! We blend ABSOLUT® vodka, Tanqueray® gin, and BACARDI® Superior rum, then add Grand Marnier®, sweet ‘n’ sour and Coca-Cola®. Served in a souvenir glass that’s yours to keep.
FanBolt Fave Appetizer
Pretzel Dogs (Editor’s Pick)
Meaty all-beef franks wrapped in sweet pretzel dough, fresh baked and served with spicy habanero dipping sauce.
Served with warm tortilla chips and salsa.
FanBolt Fave Entrees
Legendary Goldfingers (Editor’s Pick)
Not only is this legend for real, it’s one of D&B’s all-time original
favorites. Hand-breaded, crispy fried chicken tenders served with seasoned French fries and chipotle honey sauce, it won’t take long to figure out why.
Black Jack BBQ Ribs
Slow-cooked, tender and juicy “St. Louis-style” pork ribs glazed with sweet BBQ sauce, made with Jack Daniel’s.® Served with loaded garlic mashed potatoes.
Life is random and wild and a bit crazy at times and, really, isn’t that what makes it exciting? Our Lawnmower salad is layered using fresh romaine and green leaf lettuces, grilled chicken, diced garden vegetables, boiled eggs, bacon bits and bleu cheese crumbles. Served with your choice of dressing.
FanBolt Fave Dessert
Bananas Foster Pie
Chilled banana pudding and vanilla sponge cake layered in a cinnamon-graham pastry with rum sauce and warm caramel.
Triple Layer Chocolate Cake (Editor’s Pick)
A generous slice of our scrumptious, triple layer chocolate cake. Alternating layers of creamy, rich frosting and moist, decadent cake, a drizzling of liquid fudge and a dusting of fine cocoa create a chocolate fantasy sure to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.
New York Cheesecake
Our classic NYC cheesecake guaranteed to be rich, creamy and delicious. Served with warm caramel and pecans or with raspberry sauce.
Temple Run – New!
Race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Avoid obstacles, collect coins and and see how far you can run!
Harpoon Lagoon – New!
4 player game for the entire family. Players fire harpoons at the fish swimming by and win tickets. Features a hidden jelly fish bonus!
Dark Escape 4D – New!
See and feel the monsters in a new game that’s in a class of its own. Wearing 3D glasses, try to escape from a mad man by shooting your way out.
Skeeball (Editor’s Pick)
Why mess with success? An all-time favorite game of skill gives you nine balls to roll up the alley and into the pockets. Every ball in means a higher score and even more tickets!
Connect 4, the classic board game, by Hasbro. Step up to the player station and choose your checker. Play head-to-head or against the computer. Take turns dropping checkers in the grid to try to connect four-in-a-row. Connect 4 offers great play-value and a chance to win big tickets in the bonus round!
Pac-Man Battle Royale (Editor’s Pick)
The first four player competitive Pac-Man arcade game is here! The object of the game is to eliminate your opponents by eating them and the last Pac-Man standing wins the round. Challenge your pals to the ultimate Pac-Man game on a big-screen.
We were so grateful to let off some steam before the craziness gets underway with Comic Con! A special thanks to Dave & Busters for having us out to check out all the upgrades! Be sure to check out your local D&B for some great food and fun times! It’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening and escape the heat!