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Headquarters Beercade

Headquarters Beercade

(Now Closed)
Bar and Arcade$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 7, 2014
    Such an awesome place to hang out with friends. The games are all free and there is a fairly decent beer menu. There are tons of classic arcade games to play, just expect a wait to play on a weekend.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AndersonMarch 15, 2015
    No cover charge! Must be 21! And you can play without having an open tab! Fantastic bar with a break game, wine and beer selection. 80's and 90's music and decor. Love this place.
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WeissJune 30, 2015
    LOVE THIS PLACE! Great beer and cocktail selection and most of the games are free to play! Had a great time here! Would definitely recommend going with friends for a good hangout spot.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 13, 2016
    he Benedict was a pork belly confit, topped with poached eggs and a house made giardiniera and peppers, and of course a spicy hollandaise sauce. It was delicious.
  • Joseph B.heart icon on user image
    Joseph B.August 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A brilliant idea executed perfectly. Free arcade and pinball games from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. Plus a great beer list and multiple bars, so no matter where you are, you won't go thirsty.
  • Bitches Who Brunch M.
    Voted Best Party Brunch: Large rooms perfect for bigger groups, fun drinks and an envious beer list make this place perfect for a Sunday Funday. Read more
  • Zach D.heart icon on user image
    Zach DanielSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is absolutely my favorite bar in Chicago! Always the best time, Great classic games, we'll maintained and always free.
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VelazquezApril 7, 2013
    Cute place..all arcade games are FREE!! They have contra :) Great beer selection too..staff is friendly, helpful, and nice...ladies if you single..great place to find guys :)
  • Brian G.heart icon on user image
    Brian GalatiJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Headquarters is excellent for holiday and staff parties.. Great staff, free games, and fun atmosphere. Work parties are a blast here..
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 16, 2012
    A classic arcade bar where you can score craft brew pints such as Sixpoint Resin and Central Waters Satin Solstice while throwing down in games of Donkey Kong, NBA Jam and Tecmo Bowl. Read more
  • Jared B.heart icon on user image
    Jared BlackSeptember 14, 2015
    Some of the video games could use some love, but I can't really complain if they're on free play. Awesome pinball and great selection of beer.
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HillJune 22, 2013
    Seriously, what do you want to do? It's here. Good music. Great staff. Plenty of room. Great mix of cultures with dude-bros playing Street Fighter against hipsters. Get here.
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark StefkoFebruary 21, 2015
    This place is awesome. Great food and drink. They have all these video games and pinball machines you can play. Lots of people. Young crowd
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach Solomon-BeloinNovember 29, 2014
    Probably a better place in the middle of the week because the lines get long on the weekends and there's not enough space to walk at times. Good spot regardless.
  • L K.heart icon on user image
    L KAugust 7, 2014
    All game are free to play, which is great - plus they are surprisingly available, even on busy nights. A decent beer selection too.
  • Fletcher R.heart icon on user image
    Fletcher RhoadsAugust 8, 2014
    Drinks are expensive but the games are free, it's totally worth it. Huge game/pinball selection. Can get crowded, try going on an off day.
  • Dustin H.heart icon on user image
    Dustin HaleyDecember 30, 2015
    Great place with free games, however beers are on the pricier side.
  • Carly S.
    Carly S.November 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Feeling nostalgic? Check out this vintage adult are free play! They have AMAZING craft beers and signature cocktails (one even uses applesauce in it!)
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongAugust 20, 2014
    Great place! Free arcade games, old school wee and american gladiator playing, and deliciously unique cocktails
  • Eric M.heart icon on user image
    Eric MunnJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep the quarters at home. All pinball machines and arcade games are free. Great beer selection and cocktail creations too.
  • Evan[Bu]heart icon on user image
    Evan[Bu]October 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing drink selection and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on free play. Need I say more?
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BroylesJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come to have fun. Great staff, games are free and they have an amazing, ever changing beer selection.
  • Matt L.heart icon on user image
    Matt LindnerNovember 12, 2012
    Fantastic addition to the neighborhood. Tip your bartenders well because they know their stuff when it comes to the beer menu
  • Jordyn N.heart icon on user image
    Jordyn NeversAugust 23, 2014
    Lots of craft beers to choose from, easy to get drinks, hard to get on a good game.
  • Maddy C.
    Maddy CarignanJuly 14, 2013
    Ask for Olivia at the lower small bar and let her make you what she wants- she is an incredible and creative bartender!
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie MattosFebruary 8, 2015
    Love their can/bottle beer menu. Great atmosphere and game variety!
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean Maccarone-ReedFebruary 28, 2015
    Where else can you go to play Burger Time and Pac Man, while drinking craft beer?
  • Meredith B.heart icon on user image
    Meredith BMay 9, 2015
    Best bar in Lakeview. Chill crowd, great drinks, good music. Games are free!
  • Shayla K.heart icon on user image
    Shayla KellyDecember 31, 2015
    Tons of pinball machines but plenty of other classics like mortal combat and pacman!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DiMarcoMay 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pinball expansion tip; as of the end of May the Pinball room isn't open on Tuesday night (Monday either according to the door guy.)
  • Ben P.heart icon on user image
    Ben PerezFebruary 12, 2016
    Gets crowded on a weekend. If you want to actually play games, weekdays are better.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DolsOctober 21, 2013
    The expanded section with a dozen pinball machines is closed after 9, at least, on Sunday thru Thursday. 4 pins are in the main bar.
  • Jackie V.heart icon on user image
    Jackie VSeptember 26, 2015
    Just like our Barcades here in NYC. Except most of the games are free here!!!
  • Anja H.
    Anja HarrisMarch 21, 2013
    I recommend the Olympia- they have an awesome selection of craft beer on tap
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    AliceSeptember 16, 2014
    Come here for the games! The air conditioning is always blasting so, girls, bring a sweater.
  • Marissa R.heart icon on user image
    Marissa RyanMay 27, 2015
    Most of the games are free! There's even an NES game wall 😍
  • Erin W.
    Erin W.December 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go straight to Rampage and then grab beers. Space Invaders for the rest of the crew to the left.
  • Arthur H.heart icon on user image
    Arthur HawkinsApril 25, 2015
    Old school arcade games and pinball machines. Gluten free beer.
  • SpORK S.heart icon on user image
    SpORK StylesNovember 18, 2012
    Microbrews on tap & free arcade games. Yes, I will be coming back here. Needs X-Men arcade.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SandersJanuary 7, 2013
    Free arcade game play. Great selection of beers on tap = fun night!
  • Victor R.heart icon on user image
    Victor RodriguezAugust 11, 2015
    Amazing!!! Get drunk while playing 80s and 90s arcade games!!! A MUST if in Chicago!!!!!!
  • matthew g.heart icon on user image
    matthew gilboyJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome draft and can beer selection, and Laphroig
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there for the free arcade games and great beer selection before it gets too crowded.
  • Jillian B.heart icon on user image
    Jillian BAugust 6, 2014
    Arcade games are free and they have good drink specials.
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    _November 1, 2015
    Free arcade games to play while grabbing a few drinks!
  • Emily E.
    Emily EricksonJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're coming to redeem your groupons be warned they're only valid at the upstairs bar now... annoying!
  • James B.heart icon on user image
    James BroccoliAugust 6, 2014
    Large beer selection, free arcade games.
  • Kevin K.heart icon on user image
    Kevin KozlenJuly 8, 2015
    Great beers and awesome video games.
  • Matt B.heart icon on user image
    Matt BurkeFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Olympia is the cheapest beer there at $4. it's not half bad either!
  • Samir N.heart icon on user image
    Samir NazirAugust 1, 2016
    Activities and great tap list. BOOM
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