Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 29, 2017
Mar. 22, 2017
Jul. 29, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jan. 29, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
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 --01-29    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   41,986,487  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,732,438,400