Frogger. Pac-Man. Donkey Kong. Old friends from long ago that you thought disappeared with your parachute pants, but at Headquarters Beercade, the legends live on. Take your new friends for an epic meeting with your old friends, along with many other vintage games, at this classic Lakeview pub, where craft brews and fine cocktails come with a side of adventure. Video game lovers of a certain age will find everything from Space Invaders to Centipede, all free of the tyranny of the quarter. Just buy a round of beers—locally-brewed Goose Island will do nicely—and get competitive with your comrades-in-arms, trying for the immortality of a high score. Blast the bad guys and compare strategies on the various ‘80s-era arcade games—including the ironic Tapper, a game that makes you a bartender delivering beers to impatient customers—then dip a toe into the ‘70s with an impromptu pinball tournament. The loser buys a round of Cereal Killers, a deliciously innovative cocktail made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch-infused whisky and walnut bitters. If you’d prefer to leave the intense competition to the professionals, come on a game day and get the experience of being surrounded by the Chicago faithful rooting for Da Bears.

Headquarters Beercade

2833 N Sheffield Ave Chicago IL 60657

(773) 665-5660

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