Time Out says
Formerly the original location of Headquarters, this early arcade bar became the third outpost of Replay in late 2016 after a split between HQ’s partners. The bar program is more focused on the extensive, high-end beer list than Replay’s other bourbon-centric locations, and the games (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tron, NBA Jam) are all still free to play.
2833 N Sheffield Ave
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 11, 76.|
|Price:||Average beer: $8|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri 3pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am|
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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Make sure you go on a night when the bouncers are in a good mood. On some nights the bar will close down and kick people out at 1:00am. There are a lot of selections for arcade games though. Most likely won't be returning. I prefer bars that stay open when they say they are open until with friendlier staff.
I prefer the Headquarters in Lincoln Park over the one in River North because of the space but sometimes the Lincoln Park one gets VERY crowded. I love the drink options as well as the games being free. I make my way to one of the Headquarters at least once a month and always have a great time.
Hands down, my favorite arcade bar in Chicago! Free play arcade games of many classic titles, a skee-ball machine, and many wonderful craft beers and other assorted cocktails! They also will hold fun events such as the Back to the Future party and many different New Years Eve events. If there is one complaint I may have is that they don't serve food, however there is many neighboring places you can go eat at if you need a video game break and they will allow you to have food delivered. If you're a gamer or you're an 80s or 90s kid wanting to relive an arcade from childhood (while downing a couple brews), come check out Headquarters Beercade Lakeview!
From the neon signs to the super long list of craft beers this is a great place to hang out with a large group. The best part about this place is that all the old-school arcade games and pinball machines are free. I'd definitely take anyone who visits from out of town to this bar.