Emporium Arcade Bar

BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

1366 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-9149
United States

(773) 697-7922 | map
emporiumchicago.com

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Added by MasterSki on 09-16-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Fluffheady:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.07/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Fun place in Wicker Park with a very good tap selection. Service was good and the array of games is pretty good for entertainment, although would prefer if you did not have to pay for tokens on top of beers. Definitely will return.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of itsjustjared
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Highly underrated craft beer destination with two locations in Chicago. The one in Wicker Park is draft only & seems to always have a fairly well-balanced beer list with a lot of local/regional offerings. The Logan Square bar is package only (cans/large format bottles) and has recently started a "cellar" list with some pretty cool stuff you don't normally see at bars. Go during the week as it's less crowded & easier to get on the arcade games.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.15/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bolognasuave
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4.11/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Emporium is a great barcade 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 and also leads to an eclectic choice of beers to go at. 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.

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of drewone
3.95/5  rDev -1%

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Nuggetz
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Crazymaskdude
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of birdsellam
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cathomae
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL
3.99 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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