Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 03, 2019
Mar. 26, 2019
Aug. 05, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Feb. 03, 2019    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001525769    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-03    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,920,871,669
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,604,531  
Trading Symbol PLAY    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Small Business false