When you’re babysitting your niece and nephew: Dave & Buster’s
If they were your kids, it would be fine to get drunk, but they’re not, so here you are. I hate to break it to you, but you’re going to have to go to Times Square. Sure, Times Square is h-e-double-hockey-sticks (you’re going to have to talk that way around your sister’s kids) on earth, but Dave & Buster’s is heaven. The rainbow lights! The plink-plink of pennies dropping! The smell of mozzarella sticks! There’s a bar, but it’s easy to avoid, and you want to stay sharp to kick an eight year-old’s ass at Skee-Ball, anyway. There are games based on iPhone apps and digital points instead of those sweet little tickets of yore, but Dave & Buster’s still has all the fun of your childhood’s analog arcade. Would it be better to go there on mushrooms? Probably! But you’re babysitting, so save it for your next trip.