Headquarters Beercade - Nightlife in Chicago - LikeALocal Guide

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Headquarters Beercade

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Why locals love it

There are a bunch of classic arcade games (37!), all for free! Granted it's likely inspired by Brooklyn's Barcade that opened a decade ago, but there's no denying how much fun it is to drink craft beers and play video games. It's also a geekier crowd, which might just be your cup of tea.

Why you should visit it

Even though a few places like this are springing up across the country, it's still a pretty novel idea, and one of the biggest venues of its kind. You'll get to enjoy all those throwback arcade games without having to pay for them. Whether it's Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Time Crisis, or Pinball, plenty of classics are covered. Game on!

Special tip

There are platforms next to arcade machines to place your drinks on. Useful, eh?

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A grand old time and general fun bar to head to with friends.
March 26, 2018
This is my favorite arcade bar in the city because the games are free! They have a good beer selection too.
June 28, 2017
Wesley this is awesome.. I'm one of the chicago contributors.. collab of FB!
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