Nevada’s first Dave & Buster’s opened last month at Downtown Summerlin but for the successful Dallas-based chain founded in 1982, it is number 87. The restaurant-arcade franchise company has obviously developed a winning formula, which is “Eat, Drink, Play, and Watch Sports.”

As a 34,000-square-foot entertainment destination, strategically located across from Regal Cinema 5, Dave & Buster’s addresses all four formula elements. When you approach the huge austere building looking for one of a couple entrances, a surprise awaits upon entering. The vibrant modern interior is divided into clearly distinct sections.

One side is an arcade world appealing to adults and jam packed with more than 180 state-of-art and latest simulators and games including Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Star Wars Battle Pod and Zombie Snatcher, etc. This cave-like Million Dollar Midway bustles with button pushing, virtual images and neon colors. Games surround the Winner’s Circle that looks like a store with prizing including traditional stuff animals, clothing, toys, Xboxes, and iPads.

The other area is for dining, drinking and watching sports. For avid sports viewers, massive walls of HDTVs positioned around the big center bar and different dining areas are magnets for fans.

Ah yes, food and drink round out the playground’s appeal. The American fare chef-crafted menu combines fun and flavor with innovative items such as Pepperoni Pretzel Pull-Apart, Legendary Buffalo Wing Burger, and all-new Angry Orchard BBQ Chicken and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Lobster Sauce & Fire-Grilled Sirloin.

Equally creative is the cocktail menu with drinks including the Original CoronaRita, tropical Tiki Drinks, Adult Snow Cones, the Strawberry Watermelon Margarita poured over strawberry ice cubes, Glow Kones featuring a multicolored, flashing cube, and the all-new Luxe L.I.T.’s.

As a rule, Dave & Buster’s locations are positioned in high-tourist areas but the Downtown Summerlin site is catering to locals.

The venue is also available for special events including corporate meetings, teambuilding activities and parties. The Special Event room with capacity for 10 to 50 people, the Sports Lounge or the entire place holding up to 1,600 guests can be rented.

Dave & Buster’s offers weekly specials. There are two Happy Hours: 4:30-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 p.m. to closing Sunday-Thursday, offering half-price cocktails, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off 22-ounce drafts, $1 off glasses of wine and $3 off bottles of wine. Another deal is “2 for Tuesdays” featuring $2 tacos, $2 select beers and all-day two free game plays with $10 Power Card purchase or re-charge. On Wednesday, all games are half-priced all day.

Hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-midnight; Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight; and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.