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Why can’t every day be a Throwback Thursday? Have a little fun with the games you grew up on and see how your Duck Hunt aim is after a few brews.


via Flickr user MA1216

via Flickr user MA1216

At Emporium, you can enjoy frothy craft beer and top-notch whiskey in a colorful, retro arcade. Located in Wicker Park, this spot has shooters, side-scrollers, classic table games, and more. They host all sorts of events from live music to tournaments and games on the big screen.

Emporium is a unique night out, and you’ll have a great time, that’s a guarantee.

We Love Their: 24 Rotating Drafts

1366 N Milwaukee Ave
(773) 697-7922


via Tumblr user Graham Rosby

via Tumblr user Graham Rosby

With over 30 vintage arcade games and craft beer, Headquarters shakes up the boring norm. Check out weekly themed nights, including our personal favorite, “The 90s.” Imagine how much more fun Duck Hunt will be when you’re tipsy. You won’t know till you try, and there’s no time like the present!

We Love Their: Quirky Themed Nights

2833 N Sheffield Ave
(773) 665-5660


Flickr user, beatsgo

Flickr user, beatsgo

In between working and being a grown up, you can play arcade games while you get your drink on. With 40 video games and 25 pinball machines, as well as an excellent full bar, you can easily fill a whole day and night with activity.

The hours you spend here will fly by, so go now – the earlier the better!

We Love Their: Game Selection, Especially Killer Queen

2410 W Fullerton Ave
(872) 206-2859