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Beer Available At Emporium Arcade Bar (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus 97, Surly Coffee Bender 98, Dark Horse Black Bush , Antithesis Gravitar Black IPA with espresso , Penrose Raspberry Dubbel , Penrose Navette , 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout 96, Half Acre Quakerbridge Barley Wine 95, Three Floyds Yum Yum 95, Sierra Nevada / Three Floyds Beer Camp Chico King 86, Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy 86
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | March 3, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great concept that appeals to the correct crowd, people just like me who grew up on video games and like good beer. They frequently change out the games, not allowing things to get stale and they only cost a quarter per play. When it first opened the tap list was great pulling some harder to find kegs. Recently, they have really dumbed down the list. Games are cool but if there is nothing of substance to drink, Iím not going to attend. Please bring back the good stuff!
Chudwick (148) Cincyucky, Kentucky | April 24, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Pinball and craft beer with rock music. Dig it.
Dfonorow (64) Chicago, Illinois | April 21, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Donít come here on Friday or Saturday night, besides that, it is great. Large amount of space and roughly 50 arcade games and pinball machines spread around. A good enough selection of craft beer on tap and they rotate the list fairly often. Bar staff is good enough and will help out with a local selection if you ask.
hombrepalo (145) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (8) Chicago, Illinois | May 30, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Emporium is a great barcode with well priced video games and pinball accompanied by a varied Tap list. They do not carry cans or bottles to save on waste, which is admirable. The draft selections vary - with rarely seen beers from both local and national breweries often found here, along with appropriate glassware.
This bar brings in a large crowd on Friday and Saturday evenings. The upside is that this is a large bar with ample room away from the arcade games. Going on a Sunday or off peak time is usually a good idea.
andyhwcinc (27) Chicago, Illinois | April 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a big fan of this place. Great, friendly staff; great games that are $0.25 each, with a wide selection of pinball and classic arcade games. Large bar on the left portion of the place, right portion has more pinball games with a stage where local bands occasionally play. The classic arcade bar scene has exploded in the past year or so in Chicago, and Iíd say this place does the best job of great selection with both beers and pinball games. Iíd say avoid on weekend nights, as this place gets very busy, but go during daytime/weeknights.
esoxangler (3) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | January 23, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
pretty damned good place. good cheap games great for a quick competition and socializing. cool, really chill croud. was dd the night i went, but seemed like a good, normal priced chicago beer bar with tons of good options to choose from
freretoc (31) BesanÁon, France | September 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Un chouette endroit avec une carte ŗ la pression vraiment intťressante et incroyable pour un franÁais comme moi. Et en plus de Áa tu peux jouer ŗ des flippers et des jeux díarcade, le rÍve !
fluffheady (109) Chicago, Illinois | June 30, 2013| Updated November 24, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is really cool. Itís packed ALL the time, and they did so well in their first year that they expanded. A birdie told me that one of the owners used to be a bartender at Barcade in Brooklyn. They have a cool rotating beer list and itís hard not to have a good time here. Itís just busy, and some people may be turned off by the younger hipster crowd.
putdatinurpipe (6) , | December 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This could be the coolest place in wicker park! The atmosphere is unmatched and the service is great. Not too hipster, not too upscale either. Amazing tap selection! Mostly microbrews and local beer, this is no place for a bud light.
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