According to a recent article from the Daily Herald, Dave and Busters will take over what was previously Dickey’s Barbeque Pit at 601 N Martingale Rd.
A representative of Dave and Busters was not available for immediate commentary upon What Now Chicago’s request.
While an official opening date has yet to be confirmed, Dave and Buster’s currently has over 170 locations spread across the United States.
In the late 1970s, two entrepreneurs, Buster and Dave, embarked on separate journeys to create destinations that would set out to change the way people dine and unwind. Buster’s restaurant was described as being known for its delectable dishes and warm hospitality, while Dave’s entertainment haven lured adults seeking exhilarating games and boundless amusement. A pattern emerged as patrons transitioned between the two establishments, sparking an idea: What would happen if they merged their distinctive ventures into a single, unforgettable experience?
In 1982, fueled by their spirit and determination, Buster and Dave ventured to “Restaurant Row” in Dallas, where an abandoned 40,000-square-foot warehouse awaited. Braving skepticism from the restaurant industry, the duo embarked on an ambitious construction journey. By a coin toss, Dave’s name took the lead, and in December 1982, the doors of the inaugural Dave & Buster’s swung open.
Each establishment states to have an array of state-of-the-art games, a variety of menu selections, and innovative libations that cater to diverse palates. From wings to steaks, the menu is described as a testament to the chefs’ dedication to culinary excellence. Behind the scenes, a premium bar ensures that patrons can find a beverage to match their meal. When it’s game time, the massive HDTVs coupled with stadium sound set out to create an immersive experience, according to the company website.