FAQ

Q: Is this a bar or an arcade?
A: BOTH! 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.

Q: Do you have to be 21 to enter?
A: Yes

Q: What are your hours?
A: M-TH 5p-2a | F 3p-2a | SA 12p-3a  | SU 12p-2a

Q: Where are you located?
A:We have 2 locations #1 in Wicker Park: 1366 N Milwaukee Ave. Here is a map. #2 in Logan Square 2363 N Milwaukee Ave Here is a map.

Q: What is the best way to contact Emporium?
A: EMAIL US! You can also call us but it is a far less efficient way to get in touch with us. Our phone number is (773) 697-7922. Please read this page before you call us, pretty please.

Q: How’s Parking?
A: Metered street parking isn’t terrible. We do not have a lot though. We recommend taking advantage of the multiple public transit options near by. We are very close to the DAMEN and DIVISION Blue line stops; the Milwaukee, Ashland, Division, and North ave Buses; and many taxi cabs.

Q: Do you accept credit cards/have an ATM?
A: Yes and Yes

Q: I want to bring a group. Do you reserve tables, have party packages, rent out the venue or do anything else for groups?
A: Yes! Click here for more info.

Q: What games do you have?
A: Click here for full list.

Q: What do the games cost to play?
A: Every game costs 1 TOKEN. Tokens cost 25 cents each. We have change machines here to get tokens. GAMES DO NOT WORK ON QUARTERS!

Q: Is it true that your beer menu is pretty kickass?
A: Yes. 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. We don’t serve bottles or cans because we don’t like creating garbage. Click here for our current list.

Q: Do you have a full bar or just beer?
A: We have a full bar, complete with over 50 different types of whiskey. Click here for our full liquor list.

Q: Do you serve food?
A: We have great bar snacks for sale such as Chicago’s own Gunslinger Beef Jerky, Bee’s Knees Nuts, and Vitner’s Pretzels. In addition, we serve Zapp’s and Dirty potato chips. 

Q: Can we bring in outside food?
A: Sure, just please clean up any mess you make. We suggest Antique Taco next door.

Q: When I went there some games ate my tokens and others didn’t work. WTF?
A: 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!

Q: Do you have TVs and will you be showing the game?
A: YES. We have 2 big TVs  and a 20 FOOT HD MOVIE SCREEN! We almost always show whatever game people are interested in watching…except the Packers!

Q: I am an artist. Can I put my art on your walls?
A: Please click here for more info.

Q: I make music. Can I play your bar?
A: Very possibly. Email us and select the MUSIC Subject.