Emporium Arcade Bar
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Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Fluffheady:
3.5/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This place is really cool. It’s packed ALL the time, and they did so well in their first year that they expanded. A birdie told me that one of the owners used to be a bartender at Barcade in Brooklyn. They have a cool rotating beer list and it’s hard not to have a good time here. It’s just busy, and some people may be turned off by the younger hipster crowd.
11-24-2013 23:45:20 | More by Fluffheady
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Dark and loud with punk and 80's Metallica playing, also Heart...huh. Early evening it was already fairly crowded on a friday after 5, but after returning from dinner, things took a turn for the weird. First a large tourbus pulled up, then a stream of 80's themed LGBT revelers packed in the place. We spotted Boy George, Michael Jackson, Pac Man, a tennis guy chicken hawk,lots of spandex and florescent colors.
The night before there was an east coast tap takeover, so the drafts were exclusively from Allagash, DFH, Sixpoint, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Victory, plus a handful of others. Interesting stuff such as Braumeister and a Berliner from Victory, Interlude, Smutty Baltic Porter, and more.
Vibe was kind of young, early 20's, card everybody at the door, grey hair(s) or not, lol.
Bartenders were quick and on point, despite the pub crawl and general bros whooping it up. Overall just about what you'd expect, but a nice focus on local craft with some interesting events coming up for CCBW. Seem to rotate taps, so worth a stop in, near quality food spots like Cumin, Harolds, & Antique Taco. Thanks Tbone for the tip!
04-20-2013 03:38:35 | More by emerge077
Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.