Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2016
Mar. 24, 2016
Aug. 02, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jan. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol PLAY    
Entity Registrant Name Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001525769    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   41,666,752  
Entity Public Float     $ 938,260,000