Play Some Pinball at Emporium Wicker Park
When the first amusement arcades appeared in Chicago around the turn of the twentieth century, they were a sensation in the social and entertainment world of the city. Since 2012, Emporium has worked to bring that innovative and exciting spirit back, blending the experience of a bar, video arcade, a nightclub and a special events venue all in one. The Wicker Park location features over 50 arcade and table games, dozens of craft beers on tap, flat screen televisions for sporting events, and live music to make for an immersive and multi-model entertainment experience.
Buy yourself some tokens at the beginning of the evening and test your skills at classic arcade games, skee ball, pinball, and more along with retro 80s and 90s music and plenty of drink specials. Insider tip: it does get very busy on weekend evenings, but if you book a private party, even a small one, you can reserve seating ahead of time.