Laser tag, 80 arcade games and 20 bowling lanes are coming to Denton’s first entertainment complex, Andy B’s.
The 41,000-square-foot center in Rayzor Ranch Town Center at 2600 Panhandle St. will open next month, though an exact date hasn’t been announced.
This will be the Missouri-based company’s 11th location, and the first one it has built from the ground up, said Mike Eggert, the center’s general manager.
“It’s a new experience for the entire organization,” he said. “We’ve had the luxury of designing the building exactly the way we like.”
From the entrance that will feature an illuminated “B” shaped like a bowling pin, guests will enter to a concierge counter where they can register for bowling lanes and sign up for games such as laser tag.
The little touches when the guest first enters the center sets Andy B’s apart from competitors such as Main Event, Eggert said. The employee who checks in the group escorts them to their bowling lane, and then their shoes and menus are brought to them.
From the guest service to the full bar with beer and wine, the goal is for the center to feel like a grown-up hangout.
“It’s more of a broad-scale, sophisticated, adult approach, but it’s family-friendly,” said Jennyfer Ruffner, events sales manager. “We want to be a place that a couple wants to come for a date night, not just a place that kids have birthday parties — it’s a social environment.”
To the right of the main entrance is the 90-seat restaurant area. There are classic snacks like chips and salsa as well as cheese boards and an “unwrapped crab rangoon” dip. For entrees, there are burgers, pizza made in a brick oven and main courses for less than $20.
“It’s not typical bowling alley food, it’s really a unique menu,” Eggert said. “It’s a more upscale menu and a lot of it is from scratch.”
Further into the space, there’s a floor full of classic games, ranging from giant crane machines to racing games to virtual reality headsets. Through the game room is the 2,500-square-foot apocalypse-themed laser tag area, where 18 people can play at a time.
The upper level, which is just a few steps up toward the back of the building, centers around a round bar that surrounds a stage. There will be additional seating here and live music on weekends, Eggert said. Behind are two private event rooms, which can be combined for large parties.
On either side are 10 bowling lanes with the “VIB” experience — very important bowlers. In addition to traditional bowling, guests can play games through the scoring system, similar to how Top Golf offers different ways to play golf.
The opening date in December will be announced in the coming weeks, Eggert said. The company is hosting job fairs to hire for all positions, starting at $10 an hour, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 28.