When it comes to summers down South, by the end of July it seems as though we’re either getting bombarded by random rain showers or we’re blasted with stifling humidity. Since there’s little to do in the way of combating the hot weather beyond staying in a body of water at all times, sometimes you just have to take your good times inside! Fortunately, Alpharetta has plenty of indoor entertainment options complete with that sweet, sweet air-conditioning!
Check out our list of awesome spots for indoor fun this summer:
Whether you practically live on the green or you’re just out to whack a few balls, Topgolf is the perfect way to tee off with indoor options! This Alpharetta gem features over 100 hitting bays, a full-service restaurant, bars, a rooftop terrace where you can groove to live tunes, and over 200 HDTVs to catch all the sporty action in between swings. And anyone can reap the good-time benefits of Topgolf—you’ll find games that test your touch and accuracy using microchipped balls, long-distance challenges, short game options, and even league games. And if the kiddos don’t dig golf, other activities like pool tables, interactive video games, and giant Jenga are certain to keep them busy while keeping them cool! Be sure to check out local summer beer selections while you’re there to keep your thirst quenched, and ask about the featured seasonal dessert—Topgolf’s Watermelon Pop—when your sweet tooth strikes!
Eat, bowl, and play at the ultimate destination for summer fun minus the sun! Main Event Entertainment encourages visitors to celebrate all those “high-five moments” at their hub for all things epically entertaining! Here, you’ll find state-of-the-art bowling with electronic scoring and glow-in-the-dark lighting, more than 110 video games, billiards, and shuffleboard. While you’re hiding out from the heat, test your stealth and stamina against your buds during a round or two of laser tag. Have an adult beverage in between acting just like a kid at the full-service bar, or take a bigger break at the sit-down restaurant for a meal to replenish your energy for the next bout of friendly competition!
As summer reigns supreme, you may find yourself craving ice. Titanic—The Final Hour, one of the four exciting escape games available at Odyssey Escape Game, may be just the thing to cool you down without chilling you out. In this exciting test of critical thinking and teamwork based on the real-life iceberg that destroyed the Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912, you’ll be tasked with sealing the doors, radioing for help, and getting every women and child safely onto the lifeboats. There’s no Heart of the Ocean here—just a heart-pounding 60 minutes to keep your cool as the water rises and the ship goes down! Other escape games include Prison Break—Walk the Mile, Runaway Train—Dead Mean’s Curve, and Jack the Ripper—Solve the Mystery. No matter the kind of situation you want to challenge yourself and your friends to break out of, you’ll find an endeavor (complete with A/C!) at this entertainment haven.
Were you the type who owned the mall arcade games as a kid? Did you spend every birthday of your childhood at Chuck-E-Cheese? Forget about the “real cool place to be a kid”—at Dave & Buster’s you’ve got a place to cool off this summer that offers tons of grown-up fun! Imagine putting those thumbs to the test with classic joystick games, using a stress-relieving mallet to finally get the ever-elusive whack-a-mole, or putting the pedal to the metal a la Richard Petty on a virtual reality race track. Now, imagine all that with a frosty beer in hand! At Dave & Buster’s you get to play like a kid with all the perks of being an adult! In addition to a superb selection of draft beers, you’ll find a full bar and chef-crafted creations like juicy steaks, next-level nachos, and tons of other American classics at the restaurant on site! Epic sound stadium sound rolling out from massive HDTVs keep your attention between games, and you even win tickets for prizes like you did back in the day!
If you’re looking to escape the heat the way the locals do, Urban Escape Games is just the spot for you. Real-life escape rooms are the name of the game here, and each of the themed game rooms includes a storyline and coinciding puzzles, codes, and clues written and designed in-house. Pull off the heist of a lifetime, stop a massive outbreak that threatens civilization as we know it, take down the mafia at a corrupt pizza joint, or jump through some serious mental hoops to become an incredible magician’s apprentice. The only sweat you’ll break is when you come down to the final seconds of the allotted 60 minutes to escape your designated room. With varying levels of difficulty, this immersive entertainment option has been voted #1 on Trip Advisor and has a situation for all ages! With a friendly staff on-site to provide tips and encouragement as you tackle your escape room of choice, this is the ultimate in team-building and group-bonding that makes everyone feel like a winner—even if you don’t manage to make it out of your escape room in time!