Dining, entertainment combine for unique fun
From Staff Reports
Looking for a place to eat, watch the football game and also allow your kids to entertain themselves with a video game?
Check out Jillian’s or Dave & Busters, popular institutions that cater to evenings of dining and entertainment for both adults and families.
Jillian’s, a nationwide chain, proclaims as its motto: “What do you want to do tonight?”
Located in Discover Mills, Jillian’s is an entertainment and dining concept featuring all kinds of things to do. Included are two restaurants, several games, a classic billiards lounge, a unique bowling experience, the latest electronic simulation attractions, dancing, live music as well as sports and media viewing.
While providing all kinds of entertainment for adults, Jillian’s also recognizes the importance of family time.
Every day before 9 p.m., and especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Jillian’s is a great place for families and kids to play together.
Adults can enjoy American favorites such as white chicken chili, chipotle ribeye, shrimp scampi fettuccini, steak, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza while watching favorite sports and media events on more than 15 giant screen televisions.
For parents and kids alike, the Amazing Games Room is a virtual wonderland of the latest electronic simulations games. But for adults only, a bar and lounge with a wide selection of food and drinks are also offered in the Amazing Games venue.
Again for kids and adults, the HiLife Lanes is described as an over-the-top bowling experience, featuring video imaging on giant screens, a video DJ, a theatrical light show, a megawatt sound system and a retro lounge.
How do you find 57,000 square feet of food and fun under one roof? The answer is Dave & Buster’s, where the motto is “There’s no place like it.”
There actually are more than 200 games of skill and flat-out luck that adorn the million-dollar midway off Venture Drive in Duluth.
You can strap on headgear and fight against your friends with Virtuality, an interactive virtual reality game. You can also choose to ski some slopes, shoot some hoops or drive a race car against your friends. Games range from the classic Skee Ball to Crane games and even the D&B Downs.
For the pool player, there are world-class pool tables to shoot on. Hand-crafted to early 1900s specifications, the solid mahogany, rosewood-railed billiard tables quite easily are the best you may ever have seen.
The menu is an eclectic collection of contemporary American fare such as Hawaiian BBQ pizza. Of course, Dave and Buster’s has its own specialties and is known for the D&B Classic BBQ Ribs and Jack Daniels BBQ Ribs, as well as other items such as an authentic D&B Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.