Emporium Arcade Bar

Bars , Beer bars Wicker Park
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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.

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Emporium Arcade Bar says
We offer 47 arcade games, 11 pinball machines, 28 draft beers, & a 20 ft HD projection screen. You can bring your own food in and we frequently have live music, live DJs, and host private parties. We like to think we're friendly too.

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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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Nick Kotecki
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Get here early or at an off-time during the week, and Emporium will feel like your own arcade room...with beer. The beer selection is good, albeit a little IPA-heavy—but that's everywhere in Chicago. Go here for arcade favorites like NBA Jam and Street Fighter, however, if pinball is your jam, head over to Logan Arcade or Headquarters.