Dave & Buster's Little Rock

Here's one way to beat the heat: Eat, drink, play and watch sports at the new Dave & Buster's Little Rock! The arcade and restaurant opened its doors to the public today, June 13, in the Gateway Town Center and is located right next door to the Outlets of Little Rock.

The 30,000 SF entertainment center is Arkansas' first location of the Dallas-based chain, and features more than 140 games. The atmosphere is focused more on adult customers, with a sports lounge and full bar featuring a creative menu of adult snow cones, Coronaritas and more. That said, families are welcome at Dave & Buster's, and children under the age of 18 are admitted with parental supervision.

On Little Rock Family's recent visit during a media preview day, we experienced the eats and games that Dave & Buster's had to offer. Spoiler: We had a blast. Here's a peek into our visit:


Dave & Buster's Little Rock Connect 4 game, arcade

Dave & Buster's features both redemption (i.e. prize) games and simulators (i.e. driving & shooting). Tickets won on the games can be redeemed in the Winner's Circle, a huge room filled with prizes, such as candy, stuffed animals, Xbox games, Apple products and more.

The games include retro fun like Skee Ball, Galaga, 4-person air hockey and more. And modern classics like Candy Crush and Angry Birds are also included.

Dave & Buster's Little Rock Kung Fu Panda, Ghostbusters, Mario & Sonic Rio 2016 Olympics, games, arcade

Youngsters will enjoy character games like Kung Fu Panda Dojo Mojo, Jurassic Park and a brand-new Ghostbusters-themed game.

Dave & Buster's Little Rock Skee Ball, arcade

Our personal favorite was competing in the two-player Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which lets players become Olympians (Mario, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong and more) vying for medals in categories like Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics.


Dave & Buster's Little Rock Pretzel Dog

You won't have any trouble satisfying the kids' appetites with a menu that serves up items like a Pepperoni Pretzel Pull-Apart, Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Sticks, Ultimate Mac & Cheese and Pretzel Dogs.


  • 2 For Tuesdays: $2 Tacos, $2 Select Beers & 2 Free Game Plays with $10 Power Card purchase or re-charge (All Day)
  • Half-Price Games Wednesday: All games are half-priced (All Day)
  • Happy Hour (4:30-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) & Late Night Happy Hour (9 p.m.-close Sun.-Thu.): Half-Price Cocktails, $1 Off 22 oz. Drafts, $1 Off Glasses of Wine and $3 Off Bottles of Wine

Also, keep in mind that Dave & Buster's offers an Eat & Play combo, in which customers receive an entree and power card at a discount.

Dave & Buster’s Little Rock is located at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, 10900 Bass Pro Pkwy. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thu. & 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat. For more info, visit DaveAndBusters.com.