Saturday, September 20, 2014

DIY Bar

Headquarters Beercade is now taking your suggestions

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They've already got the cool Lakeview neighborhood location, 37 retro video games, and those hard-to-find California craft beers like Green Flash and Brother Thelonius.

But the guys at Headquarters Beercade admit it: they still need your help.

Asteroids, Frogger, and Space Invaders may have already been installed, but the beer list remains unfinished and there's still room for a few more games — depending on what you've got in mind.

Request your own additions for games (and beers) through their website, or get even more interactive by ordering a craft brew on Mondays nights and getting four free games in return.

With flatscreens above brick fireplaces and a swanky Warhol-esque mural behind the sleek black bar, this isn't your little brother's arcade.

And, unlike Dave & Buster's, it's open until 2a (3a Saturdays) seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Looks like Galaga and Bacon Brown Ale are your newest holiday traditions.

Headquarters Beercade hqbeercade.com
950 W. Wolfram St. (at W. Sheffield Ave.), Lakeview
(773) 665-5660
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Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 4 (out of 4)
Subway: Brown Line to Diversey
Scene: Beer and video game nerds, with a healthy dose of Lakeview prep
Best bets: Mike Tyson's Punch Out; NBA Jams; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nearby: DMK Burger Bar; Fish Bar; Paddy Long's

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