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Monday, June 27, 2016

Dave & Buster's opens in Florence Today; PLUS a Giveaway

Dave & Buster's Florence features more than 150 games.

One of the perks of living in Fort Thomas is the close proximity of a myriad of dining, retail and activity options, both north and south. Today marks the grand opening of a new place to both dine and play: Dave & Buster's in Florence.

Fort Thomas resident Angel Beets, vice president of client services at Covington-based PR firm Scooter Media, helped handle the opening of Dave & Buster's newest location. She invited my family to check out the food and games at an event that drew 900-plus.

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Like a kid-friendly mini Las Vegas, the building is huge at 30,000 square feet, and everything inside is bright and colorful and loud and screams fun. The food was good (I have a 6-year-old who will now eat shrimp thanks to their panko-breaded version) and the games provided several hours of really fun entertainment. Sports fans will love the wall of HDTVs at the Sports Bar.

The menu includes everything from colorful snow cones that feature your favorite liqueur to local beers. My kids loved the pretzel dogs appetizer. They offer surf and turf, seafood, ribs, steak, impressive burgers, pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches and desserts so decadent the word "tower" is in one.

There's a kid menu and an allergy menu, and diners have the option of purchasing from an "eat & play" combo menu that includes a $10 or $20 power card.

In addition to new, high-tech games, D&B also provides longtime favorites, such as Skee-Ball.

The power card takes away the hassle of coins and tickets. You can add money to it at any time and it tracks your points as you play (points can be redeemed for prizes). In addition to old-fashioned Skee-Ball (my favorite), the 150-plus high-tech games include Speed of Light, Candy Crush Saga, Fishbowl Frenzy, Angry Birds, Pac-Man Battle Royale and Star Wars Battle Pod.

Dave & Buster's Florence is yet another great let's-get-out-of-the-house option, and a reminder of all the cool things we have both in Fort Thomas and next door.

To celebrate today's grand opening, we have $50 D&B Dollars to give away, also known as Fun Money. This money can be used for Dave & Buster's games, food, drinks or merchandise. For your chance to win, simply comment below or on our Facebook page. A winner will be chosen randomly Friday, July 1.

Located at 781 Heights Blvd., the newest Dave & Buster's is bringing more than 230 new jobs to Florence. In addition to dining and play options, the space is ideal for corporate events, parties and meetings. For more information, visit here or call 859-692-9806.


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  2. Is Florence close to Fort Thomas? I feel like it is the end of the earth.

  3. I'd love to win a D&B gift card - ski ball & basketball are the best!