Emporium

Emporium Arcade Bar

Bar and Arcade
1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 12:15 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.7/10

Based on 456 votes

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    Jonathan
    "Great selection of pinball machines."(7 Tips)
    Laura M.
    "Come for the games, stay for the amazing beer selection"(7 Tips)
    Trish G.
    "The video games here always start off a great night here!"(3 Tips)
    Katie B.
    "They have a great beer selection and boulevard on tap."(4 Tips)
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  • arcade games
  • pinball
  • video games
  • beer
  • tapper
  • tokens
  • hipster
  • whiskey
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • classic arcade games
  • good for a late night
  • live music
  • great value
  • lively
  • scotch
  • good for dates
  • tacos
  • casual
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Christine P.

    From the beer selection to the pinball choices, emporium is a must visit.

    Christine Pyra · 2 weeks ago
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  • Laura M.

    Come for the games, stay for the amazing beer selection

    Laura McSlizz · May 27
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  • Chicagoist

    This Wicker Park location has more standalone games and pinball machines than the Logan Square location, plus it features 20 craft beers on tap. What could be a better combination? Read more

    Chicagoist · April 23
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  • Orakarn C.

    90's kid's place

    Orakarn Chootrakul · April 12
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  • David W.

    I think I played every game in there at one point in my life. Love that place.

    David Weathersby · March 3
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  • Trish G.

    The video games here always start off a great night here!

    Trish Galimore · February 25
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  • Matt L.

    So fun...arcade games and good drinks, specifically beer

    Matt Latourelle · February 6
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  • Jillian B.

    I like that there's still plenty of room to move about the bar. Other arcade bars are packed with so many games that socializing becomes difficult.

    Jillian Burnickas · February 5
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  • Allison K.

    Who doesn't love hipsters and arcade games?!?

    Allison Kaminski · January 3
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  • Joe S.

    https://www.beermenus.com/places/6519-emporium-arcade-bar

    Joe Steinkamp · December 25, 2014
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  • Adam R.

    Spectacular place. Games are in great condition. Great beers on tap.

    Adam Rowe · December 14, 2014
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  • Todday G.

    This is the best to meet anyone. Mingle talk and explore. Try a lot of their craft beer as well. (Don't forget to play some Arcade games)

    Todday Gaither · November 19, 2014
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  • Drea A.

    Booze and games? What's not to like!

    Drea Alexander · November 16, 2014
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  • Mark B.

    Play "Off-Road" and have a pipeworks beer. Also, tapper is a great game

    Mark Brenneman · October 19, 2014
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  • Erik R.

    My geeky self loved this place, beer and video games. Look to the back corner for NBA Jam, Blitz, and Mortal Kombat. Also don't overlook Super Mario Bros in the front. Love the pinball as well!

    Erik Rowley · October 6, 2014
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  • Katie B.

    They have a great beer selection and boulevard on tap. A must visit on any trip to Chicago

    Katie Buckner · September 23, 2014
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  • Alice

    Always decent beers on tap. Galaga, Theater Magic, and Tapper make it even better. Bring cash for tokens.

    Alice · September 16, 2014
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  • Jonathan

    Great selection of pinball machines.

    Jonathan · September 1, 2014
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  • Carlos J. C.

    Tons of great classic arcade games that leaves me with a great sense of nostalgia that makes parting way difficult. Oh and did I mention they have a good selection of beers?

    Carlos J. Cruz · August 11, 2014
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  • Davin L.

    Love it here.

    Davin Loh · August 10, 2014
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  • Ece

    The Indie City Arcade game next to the token station is free - doesn't need coins.

    Ece · August 9, 2014
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  • Dave

    you might want to post somebody at the entrance so randoms like me are yelled at when they stumble into a private party by the private party goon. I just wanna see my friend's band.

    Dave · August 9, 2014
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  • Emily S.

    Loads of 80s arcade games, cute bartenders and craft beer.

    Emily Sullivan · August 7, 2014
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  • Lee A.

    Great beer selection and classic games.

    Lee Allen · August 7, 2014
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  • Liz U.

    Great live music and great 90's movies

    Liz Unkrur · June 20, 2014
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  • LaChelle C.

    90s hip hop, every arcade game you can think of and of course, beer/".

    LaChelle Chrysanne · May 1, 2014
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  • Chris M.

    MK2 and Marge on Simpsons don't work

    Chris McNamara · April 28, 2014
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  • Nicole

    Fugging hipsters damn

    Nicole · April 27, 2014
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  • Chase T.

    The most amazing thing about this place (other than the killer beer selection and video games) is the fact that you can order Antique Taco from next door and they'll deliver it.

    Chase Turner · April 10, 2014
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  • David S.

    Pinball and arcade games just 25c a play. (Token required.) Or try Super Hexagon on the Indy City Arcade machine for free.

    David Smith · February 9, 2014
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  • Ashley

    The night I went the DJ was awesome. A lot of Hipsters and arcade games from back in the day. Pretty cool spot.

    Ashley · December 15, 2013
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  • Kay Kay R.

    Grew up in arcades... Fairly disappointed. Where's police trainer?! Or Revolution X?!

    Kay Kay R. · September 20, 2013
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  • Ken P.

    awesome gaming fun! tonight bigg picture is playing. cool stage area.

    Ken Payne · September 13, 2013
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  • Shannon H.

    $10 purchase $30 or more

    Shannon Heath · August 15, 2013
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  • Maaya Y.

    Cool bar! They close at 2 so that kind of sucks but the games are old school and its cool to chill here. But don't be playing games at 1:59 cuz they will seriously turn off the games at 2!!!

    Maaya Yamauchi · August 8, 2013
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  • Maria O.

    PAC man rulezz

    Maria O'bry · July 31, 2013
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  • Aaron C.

    Grab a drink and bring back memories playing one old school arcade game after another in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

    Aaron Cruz · July 24, 2013
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  • Emily R.

    NBA Jam bro! Seriously this place is super solid and has a decent beer list. Sometimes people hog certain games but eh what are you going to do?

    Emily R · July 5, 2013
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  • Bobbie

    So many hipsters.

    Bobbie · June 8, 2013
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  • Tony G.

    Don't leave your coat on the rack. It won't be there when you come back.

    Tony Garcia · April 19, 2013
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  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    Play BurgerTime! 3=D)

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · March 1, 2013
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  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    If you intend to use a credit card here; it will also ask you to give it your I.D. ☞ No wi-fi; which is probably intentional.

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · March 1, 2013
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  • Auryon B.

    Avoid Saturday nights. Too packed to even get to most games, let alone get a drink. Best in the afternoon.

    Auryon Blue · January 20, 2013
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  • Scott H.

    You can try and break my Tapper record...but not gonna happen

    Scott Hoyer · December 24, 2012
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  • Olivier D.

    The bar is cool, with vintage arcade games, and it's also located in a cool street, with vintage clothes shops

    Olivier Desmoulin · October 12, 2012
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  • Jake S.

    You can't climb up the ladder if you have the hammer in your hand.

    Jake Smith · September 23, 2012
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  • Archie P.

    Save everyone a little grief and read the chalkboard. Those are the only beers available. And no Miller Lite.

    Archie Powell · September 20, 2012
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  • Ryan M.

    VS Mario Bros is eating coins at the moment. But Q*Bert...gold.

    Ryan McDonald · August 16, 2012
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  • Sara T.

    Duck Hunt please. Took a round to get used to the controls again but soon you'll be knocking down ducks & clay discs from the pixel sky. Where's my PowerPad!??

    Sara Tea · August 9, 2012
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  • Jason R.

    Just like childhood... But you can have beer while playing arcade games!!!

    Jason Ruffin · August 9, 2012
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