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?
Yes. All of our locations are 21 and up at all times.
What are your hours?
Wicker Park and Logan Square: M-TH 5p-2a | F 3p-2a | SA 12p-3a | SU 12p-2a
Fulton Market: M-TH 4p-2a | F 3p-2a | Sa 12p-3a | Su 12p-2a
Emporium Popups: hours vary, check out that page for more.
Where are you located?
We have several locations in Chicago.
#1 Emporium Wicker Park: 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
#2 Emporium Logan Square: 2363 N Milwaukee Ave.
#3 Emporium Fulton Market: 839 W Fulton Market
#4 Emporium Popups: 2367 N Milwaukee Ave.
Check out maps and virtual tours of the spaces under the LOCATIONS Tab.
What is the best way to contact Emporium?
Our Wicker Park, Logan Square, Popup, and Fulton Market 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.
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 for more info.
What games do you have?
We have a lot. Click on our GAMES 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?
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?
Outside Food is allowed at all locations! Order pizza, bring in takeout, a cake for a party; it's totally up to you! We just ask that you please clean up after yourselves.
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!
Fulton Market: We're right next door to The Publican and more amazing restaurants. We can't keep up with chefs like that!
Popups: Usually no food, but check with each popup because sometimes we do.
Can we bring in outside food?
YES. We allow customers to bring outside food into all our bars. Just please clean up any mess you make.
Wicker Park: We suggest Antique Taco next door, or any of our other amazing neighbors.
Logan Square: We have a food truck at Logan Square. Outside food may be brought in by special request only.
Fulton Market: We are right next door to some of the most incredible restaurants in the city. Order to go and bring it in with you!
Popups: Tons of nearby restaurants and right next door to all the same options that Logan Square offers.
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?
We almost always show whatever game people are interested in watching.
Wicker Park: We have 2 big TVs and a 20 FOOT HD MOVIE SCREEN!
Logan Square: We have 7 large TVs
Fulton Market: We have a projection screen and 4 large TVs
Popups: Visuals change with the theme since we reorganize everything for each one. Feel free to Contact Us if you're not sure.
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 on the Music Booking page!