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Emporium Arcade Bar

Photograph: Stacie
Emporium Arcade
Wicker Park

What do you get when you combine 24 craft beers on tap with 37 1980s and ’90s arcade games, from NBA Jam to Super Mario Bros. to Mortal Kombat? A packed room crammed with date nights, big groups and sheepish men in their early thirties who look as if they’ve never been in a bar before.

Venue name: Emporium Arcade Bar
Address: 1366 N Milwaukee Ave

Cross street: between Wood St and Wolcott Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri 3pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: El stop:Blue to Division. Bus:9,56,70.
Price: Average beer: $5
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