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Logan Arcade

Bars, Lounges Logan Square
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Located in a former hardware store (hence the signage on the building's exterioir) this popular neighborhood destination is a blinking, beeping menagerie of lovingly restored arcade games. Grab a beer or cocktail at Logan Arcade's bar before you snag some quarters from the change machine and start sampling the games, most of which are outfitted with a nearby ledge where you can rest your beverage. The machines are rotated with some regularity, but you'll usually find one of the city's largest collections of pinball machines in addition to a smattering of old-school video games, such as Ms. Pac-Man and Q-Bert. Make a beeline for the very back of the arcade to check out the Killer Queen cabinet—a 10-player game that has developed a cult following.

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Venue name: Logan Arcade
Contact:
Address: 2410 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago
60647
Cross street: N Western Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 3pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm – 2am
Transport: El: Blue to California-O'Hare. Bus: 49, 74.
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So much fun to drink and play games like when you were a kid. Except now you can stay out late and your parents won't ground you for drinking all their alcohol.

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When I need to get my pinball fix, this is where I go. Logan Arcade boasts the largest selection of refurbished (and a few brand new) pinball tables in the city, and most of them are usually operating smoothly. A solid beer list (curated by the folks at nearby Quenchers) is just a bonus.

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Logan Arcade is a blast. There are a ton of pinball games (so you don't have to wait in line for your favorite, unlike some other places). The bar is a great place to just sit and have a beer, too. It tends to be a lot more laid-back here than other spots. 


Who knew Chicago needed another arcade bar? Nonetheless, Logan Arcade takes the cake. This bar is like the older, wiser, more refined cousin to Emporium's Logan Square location. They easily have some of the best pinball in the city and the machines are almost never out of order. They have an employee on-site to fix things when they (inevitably) go haywire and the rotating cast of craft beers on tap is an absolute dream.