The High 5 Story






















A “High 5” is a universal symbol of celebration – fitting for one of the most renowned companies in the experiential entertainment center industry. Originated in the popular town of Austin, Texas, High 5 offers a wide variety of fun activities for people of all ages, complemented with a delicious full-service scratch kitchen and craft bar. High 5 attractions include bowling, state-of-the-art arcade, laser tag, mini golf, escape rooms, virtual reality, axe throwing, and golf simulators. and a full-service restaurant, making it the perfect destination for families, friends, and groups looking to have a good time. Best of all, our ultimate differentiator is our “High 5” to the communities we serve – supporting and benefitting numerous local youth organizations, municipal organizations, and non-profits, firmly engraining High 5 as the “go-to” entertainment destination. Per High 5’s trademark:

“It’s Where We Celebrate!”®

In 2012, Jenny & Scott Emley sought to build a local, safe, clean, cutting-edge and air-conditioned entertainment center that everyone in Austin enjoyed.  The simple premise: strive to make High 5 a place where everything can be celebrated!  In 2016, along with several local investors, including two of Scott’s Texas Longhorn Football teammates, High 5 opened its doors winning numerous awards for its design, cleanliness, and great service.  In 2018, the Emleys met Brad and Keri Little – founders of HeyDay Family Entertainment in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Denison. The Littles were winners of the coveted IAAPA Best Family Entertainment Center in North America.  By 2020, the Littles sold their shares in HeyDay to join forces with The Emleys; combining two of the greatest teams in the bowling and entertainment industry.  With two locations in Austin, several new locations announced in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and one successful franchise-model in the Quad Cities (Iowa, called The TBK Bank Sports Complex), High 5 is committed to expand to a community near you. Our key to success is simple: offer the best in entertainment, provide “Second Mile Service” to each of our Guests, and be humble and consistent stewards to the communities we serve.  That, and objectively offer the best scratch kitchen and craft bar menu in the city!

Our Story


Keri Little

Vice President of Hospitality & Attractions

24 Years of Industry Experience

Jenny Emley

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

12 Years of Industry Experience

Kurt Crooks

Chief of Staff

17 Years of Industry Experience

Brad Little

Vice President of Operations

17 Years of Industry Experience

Scott Emley


8 Years of Industry Experience


1502 Ranch Rd 620 South
Lakeway, TX 78734

(512) 710-2695

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2700 W Anderson Ln #101
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 710-2695

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