Whiskey Places – Dave & Buster’s

We went to the Dave & Buster’s in Deptford New Jersey with one of my older sons for fun, drinks, and games. It was the first time I’ve been in a Dave & Busters in decades, literally.

The food was basically upscale fast food, but the giant pretzel does stand out as being really good.

Giant Pretzel & Manhattan

I went with my standard Manhattan, but they don’t have a great Bourbon selection, so they were made with Makers Mark, which is okay, its just doesn’t stand out to me as a great bourbon.

We were there for a while, and I think I drank four or five of these Manhattans, because the bartender came over and asked me if I enjoyed them, which of course I told him I did. The staff were really nice, and the bartender was a genuinely nice guy, so I really feel bad about giving Dave & Busters a score of 30/100.

To be clear, the staff were 100/100, but if you are a Whiskey drinker Dave & Busters shouldn’t be on your list of places to go to enjoy a sip or two. When it comes to Whiskey, Dave & Busters I’d only go back If I Had Limited Choices. Add the fact that it’s relatively expensive for fast food, and it just not my first choice.

PlaceLocationScorePrice ScaleDrink
Cinder BarClarksboro, NJ96High CostManhattan
Saltgrass SteakhouseOrlando, FL91Moderate CostManhattan
The Irish WhisperNational Harbor, MD90High CostIrish Whiskey
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & SteaksNational Harbor, MD80High CostManhattan
The Dead RabbitNew York, NY75High CostMultiple
Iron Hill BreweryWilmington, DE71High CostKentucky Connection
Cadillac RanchNational Harbor, MD70Moderate CostMultiple
Harry’s Savoy GrillWilmington, DE67High CostManhattan
Ted’s Montana GrillNewark, DE66Moderate CostNewly Fashioned
Creekside InnWoodstown, NJ65Low to ModerateManhattan
AlewifeRichmond, VA63High CostManhattan
roanokeChicago, IL55High CostBlack Manhattan
Blue Line Lounge & BarChicago, IL53Low CostManhattan
Da AndreaNew York, NY50High CostManhattan
Iguana CafeChicago, IL45Moderate CostManhattan
The Greene TurtleNewark, DE40Moderate CostManhattan
Restaurante Montserrat ManorPunta Cana, DR35High CostManhattan
Dave & Buster'sDeptford, NJ30Moderate CostManhattan
Cock'n BullLahaska, PA26High CostManhattan
Old Fashioned
The Brass TapNational Harbor, MD25Moderate CostManhattan
Carrol's Creek CafeAnnapolis, MD21High CostManhattan
Big Fish GrillWilmington, DE10High CostManhattan
The LegendNew Castle, DE5Low CostManhattan
TGI FridaysNew Castle, DE1Moderate CostManhattan

Cost Scale

Up to $30 per person – Low Cost

$31 to $50 per person – Moderate Cost

$51 and above per person – High Cost