Is this a bar or an arcade?
BOTH...and more! We combine the best arcade games of the last 30+ years with a full bar, focusing on great craft beers and a huge whiskey list. We also regularly host live music, movies, and many other types of events.
Do you have to be 21 to enter?
What are your hours?
Wicker Park and Logan Square: M-TH 5p-2a | F 3p-2a | SA 12p-3a | SU 12p-2a
Lake County: M-TH 4pm-1am | F 4pm-2am | SA 12pm-2am | SU 12pm-1am
Where are you located?
We have three locations.
#1 in Wicker Park: 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
#2 in Logan Square: 2363 N Milwaukee Ave.
#3 in Lake County: 275 Parkway Drive #311 Lincolnshire.
Check out maps and virtual tours of the spaces under the LOCATIONS Tab back on the home page.
What is the best way to contact Emporium?
EMAIL US! You can also call us, but it is a far less efficient way to get in touch with us. Our phone numbers are
Wicker Park: (773) 697-7922
Logan Square: (773) 360-8774
Lake County: (847) 947-8541
Please read this page before you call us, pretty please.
Our Wicker Park and Logan Square locations do not have a parking lot, but metered street parking isn't terrible. We recommend taking advantage of the multiple public transit options near by. Emporium Wicker Park is very close to the DAMEN and DIVISION Blue line stops; the Milwaukee, Ashland, Division, and North ave buses; and many taxi cabs. Emporium Logan Square is very close to the California Blue Line Stop, the Milwaukee Bus and the Fullerton. Emporium Lake County offers ample parking in the adjacent lot.
Or Uber, Lyft, pedicab, etc...Don't Drink and Drive!!!
Do you accept credit cards/have an ATM?
Yes and Yes.
I want to bring a group. Do you reserve tables, have party packages, rent out the venue or do anything else for groups?
Most definitely! Click the GROUP BOOKINGS Tab back on the home page for more info.
What games do you have?
We have a lot. Click GAMES on the home page for a list.
What do the games cost to play?
Video Games and pinball each cost 1 TOKEN. Table games are 2 tokens. Tokens cost 25 cents each. We have change machines here to get tokens. GAMES DO NOT WORK ON QUARTERS!
Is it true that your beer menu is pretty kick ass?
Wicker Park: We have 24 rotating taps of America’s best craft beers. We try to dedicate as many of our taps to Midwestern breweries as possible.
Logan Square: We have over 100 different cans and large format bottles of America's finest craft beer.
Lake County: We have 16 rotating craft beers on draft and a ample selection of canned brews.
Do you have a full bar or just beer?
We have a full bar, complete with over 50 different types of whiskey. Click on the WHISKEY/LIQUOR tab on the home page for a full list.
Do you serve food?
Wicker Park: We have great bar snacks for sale such as Chicago’s own Bee’s Knees Nuts, pretzels, Zapp’s and Dirty potato chips.
Logan Square: We have a food truck in the bar that is run by a rotating cast of Chicago's best food trucks, pop ups, and restaurants!
Lake County: Yes! We have giant slices of home made pizza.
Can we bring in outside food?
Wicker Park: We allow customers to bring in outside food. Just please clean up any mess you make. We suggest Antique Taco next door.
Logan Square: We have a food truck at Logan Square. Outside food may be brought in by special request only.
Lake County: Why would you want to?! We have all the pizza you can eat.
When I went there some games ate my tokens and others didn’t work. WTF?
First of all, sorry about that. Secondly, next time please tell us. Most game problems are a quick easy fix IF you tell us about them. Unfortunately, these games are 20-30 years old and do sometimes break down unexpectedly. We try our darndest to keep them up and running smoothly. Please, please, please let us know of any issues when you are here. This will help to ensure all the games work great all the time. We will also ALWAYS refund your tokens and then some, no questions asked!
Do you have TVs and will you be showing the game?
Wicker Park: We have 2 big TVs and a 20 FOOT HD MOVIE SCREEN!
Logan Square: We have 7 large TVs
We almost always show whatever game people are interested in watching.
Lake County: Ditto. Except we have 8 TVs and a projector!
I am an artist. Can I put my art on your walls?
Probably not, but maybe. Email us through the contact page.
I make music. Can I play your bar?
Very possible. Email us through the contact page and select the MUSIC BOOKING subject.