Though it opened a few months after Wicker Park’s Emporium Arcade Bar, this rival barcade is not content to play second fiddle. All of HQ’s 37 vintage arcade games (Terminator II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.) are free to play, which means no waiting in line for tokens, more money to spend on the high-end beer list and surprisingly ambitious cocktails (like the Billy Mitchell, a spin on the G&T that incorporates a touch of Malört) and no end to the sheer joy that comes from detonating your date in Mortal Kombat.
|Venue name:||Headquarters Beercade|
2833 N Sheffield Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 11, 76.|
|Price:||Average beer: $8|
NYE at Headquarters: OK Go (DJ set)
Tim and Dan, the rhythm section of OK Go, bring their madcap video genius to a video game hub for New Year's Eve. The two former Chicagoans spins tracks as you tap buttons on your favorite vintage arcade and pinball machines. Admission gets you bites,...Wed December 31st 2014 - Wed December 31st 2014READ MORE2833 N Sheffield Ave Chicago Chicago