First look inside new Dave & Buster’s at Bell Tower Shops

Corporate trainer Malcolm Mitchell checks on video games at Dave and Busters on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Fort Myers.


At 11 a.m. Monday, the transformation of the former Saks Fifth Avenue department store into the new Dave & Buster’s will be complete when the doors open to the first paying customers.

This afternoon, members of the media were invited for a walk-through that included a dazzling display of 130 video games, the presence of 40 big-screen televisions and a buffet of food sampled from the bar and restaurant’s menu.

The 40,000 square-foot space at the north end of the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers has video games galore.

Although the atmosphere screams children, the bar means you must be 18 or over or have an adult aged 25 or older to enter.

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Alien: Covenant, Terminator: Salvation and Halo: Fireteam Raven were three of the shooting games on hand. There were dozens of sports-oriented games as well, such as Connect 4 Hoops and a snowboarding simulator.

Old-school arcade titles with a modern twist will be at Dave & Buster’s as well, with over-sized versions of Space Invaders and Pac-Man.

Here’s what you need to know

Address: 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 400, Fort Myers, 33907.

Size: 40,000 square feet

Menu examples: Cantina Nachos, Philly Cheesesteak sliders and Goldfingers (with hand-breaded crispy chicken tenders), Avocado Toast with Mexican Street Corn and Smashed Bar Burgers

Burger examples: Super Stack, Triple Bacon Burger (with three types of bacon), Bang Bang Chicken, Green Chile Chicken Tacos

Cocktails: Names like Dangerous Waters Island Punch and Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Video games: Includes virtual reality platform with three different games: Star Trek, Jurassic World and Dragonfost, in which guests attempt to save the kingdom.

Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Dave & Buster’s at Bell Tower Shops has 40,000 square feet of entertainment; chef-crafted food, inventive drinks, hundreds of the newest arcade games and state-of-the-art sports bar. They plan to open April 8th.

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