Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
May 05, 2019
Jun. 05, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date May 05, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol PLAY  
Entity Registrant Name Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001525769  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,367,334
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false