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Headquarters Beercade Makes Drinking Beer Even Better

12/19/13 | by

Beer is good. Arcade games make you feel better about yourself (just bring a friend who you know is bad at Space Invaders). A combo of the two makes for an incredible night, so grab your opponent (or make a new nemesis), and head to Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview. From an impressive beer and cocktail list to an array of arcade games that makes our inner kid jump for joy, Headquarters Beercade is the only place we want to be. Anyone ready to challenge me to a game of Mortal Kombat II?

The Drinks

Sip on tasty local suds, or opt for a deliciously innovative signature cocktail. With cocktail names like Blue Kids on the Block, and Whiskey Business, we can’t get enough. Don’t be a Fuzz Kill, and join in on the fun at the HQ Beercade.

The Games

Locked somewhere in the back of everyone’s memory is a file cabinet bursting with the incredible joy arcade games bring. Let’s unlock that cabinet and make a collective decision to not grow up. Classics like Ms Pacman and Tetris keep us coming back for more. Did anyone else have a friend who was ridiculously good at the X-Men arcade game? Now’s the chance to get revenge. Or you could just be one of those people who hogs the Monster Bash pinball machine for hours (cargo pants filled with quarters).

Upcoming Events

  • New Year’s Eve: Ring in the New Year with pinball bells and arcade whistles. HQ Beercade is bringing in 2014 with their HQ NYE event. The cost is $70, and tickets include a chef selected buffet, champagne toasts, live DJ, and the best times to be had.
  • Buddy System Mondays: Nothing better than a shot+beer and then some video game fun. Grab a pal and enjoy after work Monday specials that make Tetris harder, but more fun.
  • Build Your Own Flight: Tuesday nights at the HQ Beercade are the best! $11 for 5 craft beer tastings? Yes, please. Now available on Flight Night is a members-only Fight Club. Win awesome prizes (maybe even a trip to Colorado).
  • 80s Night: It’s only appropriate, right? Thursday nights at Headquarters Beer brings back the decade of arcade games and spandex.


Mon - Fri: 5pm - 2am
Saturday: 12pm - 3am
Sunday: 11am - 2am


Headquarters Beercade
2833 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

773. 665.5660