Arcade games let you experience things that aren’t normally allowed, such as fighting in the streets or eating fruit in a maze. Play by a new set of rules with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for $20 worth of craft beer and drinks, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $10 for $20 worth of craft beer and drinks, valid any day of the week
- $25 for five vouchers, each of which can be used for $10 worth of craft beer and drinks, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $50 total value)
- $14 for a beer flight for two, valid Tuesdays only (a $28 value)
Gamers can step up to any of 37 free-to-play arcade machines, including Donkey Kong and NBA Jam. Bartenders pour Brickstone APA and Dry Irish Stout alongside an extensive selection of liquors including Death’s Door gin ($8), Bulleit rye ($8), or Four Roses small-batch bourbon ($10). Groupons can also be used toward memorabilia or house-made beef jerky.
Sixteen craft beers on tap. 43 classic arcade games and 18 pinball games. The numbers are impressive, but the figures on high-score lists probably matter most at Headquarters Beercade. The bar sits immediately beside Chicago’s red-line tracks, at an intersection of disparate decades. The modern, well-curated collection of beverages there complements an equally well-managed array of vintage arcade games. Punctuated by the soft hush of pints filling with brews from Avery, Two Brothers, Mikkeller, and other craft breweries, digital chatter drifts from those Pac-Man, NFL Blitz, and Street Fighter II machines. Death’s Door gin, distilled in the Midwest, and a solid selection of bourbons ensure that spirits are not neglected on the drink menu.
Those full glasses shimmer with electronic light from the beeping, blinking machines and a handful of flat-screen TVs, which are equally likely to show current sports action or classic Wrestlemania matches. The room has only a few tabletops, some of which have games built in, and friends sit across from one another there, playing competitively or arguing over which Tetris blocks would be most fun to meet at a party.