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Decent food, OK Service, great games

Headquarters has a great niche, those of us who grew up on video games can now drink and olay those... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Great Idea

We were looking for someplace inside on a hot afternoon and found this gem. My wife and I(50... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
James J
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“donkey kong”(2 reviews)
“few hours”(2 reviews)
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213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610-3121
+1 312-291-8735
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Headquarters has a great niche, those of us who grew up on video games can now drink and olay those same video games!! The game selection is awesome, the food is pretty standard bar fare, but the service isn't great. Headqaurters is a great place...More

Thank DaWorldisMine
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We were looking for someplace inside on a hot afternoon and found this gem. My wife and I(50 somethings) enjoyed it almost as much as our kids(late 20's). We check out the beer selection and it was great, prices very reasonable. There were games and...More

1  Thank James J
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been stopping here when in Chi-town for close to 4 years. The games are rotated regularly which is nice. The downstairs is open later at night - I wish it were open sooner as there are more pinball machines down...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I try to be as detailed as possible, but to the point: 1. Location is fine. It's a nice area, and close to the usual shops/restaurants/etc. 2. There are likely over 50 machines, 99.99% of them working as expected in a big area. 3. My...More

Thank Bpowderton
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place is a great place to go to with friends who love the Arcade games and company. You will have fun no matter what you will end up doing, eating, drinking or just playing games.

Thank Radmila R
Reviewed 3 April 2018

For a business trip our company rented this facility for a night out. The staff was friendly but they were severely unprepared for all of us. (This could have been our company's fault.) The food came out late and there wasn't enough. Although they set...More

Thank GraceyJC
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Love the selection of drinks and games! Very chill place to hang out with friends . However always a line at the bar

Thank ChindianMonologue
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The staff really helped me out for a company event. I had people flying in at different times and they put aside a couple of tables to help us come and go over the course of 5 hours. The fact it was a slow Tuesday...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

One of our friends forgot her ID and was not allowed in, understandable. What wasn’t reasonable is making her wait outside for us on a very cold night. He wouldn’t even let her wait in the lobby area, very unprofessional. The rest of us loved...More

1  Thank greenmingo1
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Games free but the beers are overpriced. Atmosphere is mediocre. Their doormen were unpleasant; they escorted us into the cold before our transportation was arranged.

Thank William B
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