There are casinos for people who don’t like to gamble.
No kidding!

Yesterday, after a trip to the Newport Aquarium, we went to Dave & Busters in Cincinnati. I’d never heard of D&B’s before, not until the Boy mentioned wanting to go there while they were out here.

This is an amazing place. It’s the biggest freaking arcade I’ve ever been in, complete with dozens of pool tables, a full bar, and a restaurant. Best thing—if you’re under 18, you have to be accompanied by an adult. Not just in the same room, but you have to have an adult by your side the whole time.

No out of control kids running around.
No prepubescent voices shrieking constantly.
No pee on the bathroom floors.

I’ve always liked arcades and video games, but most of the time they’re crawling with kids, and the better games are never free. Usually a group of preteen boys stake a claim to it for the night, and no one else ever gets close. At D&B’s we were able to play the games we wanted, when we wanted.

The whole place had the feel of a really nice casino, but without the gambling. And since it’s only about 45 minutes away, you can be sure the Spouse Thingy and I will be going back.

The aquarium was awesome, too—in May there will be otters!

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