Game on! The popular arcade-meets-bar-meets-private-event-space Headquarters Beercade now has a second location in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The new spot, which is just a few miles from the original Lakeview venue, opened at the end of August and features two floors and three bars. The expansive space has room for 1,000 guests reception-style or up to 600 seated and, as such, has become a popular option for corporate and social events looking for flair. The fleet of arcade games and pinball machines are offered free of use to private parties; planners can also look forward to specialty cocktails and custom menus for their guests. Just a few weeks before opening, an audience of gaming industry enthusiasts and community contributors came to fete the new kid on the block, designed to look like a retro ’80s wonderland.
Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.