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Headquarters Beercade, Chicago, IL

Headquarters Beercade

4.4
4.4
65 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to the busy holiday season we are blocking off December weeknight reservations. We'd still love to have you in! You're welcome to join us as a walk-in or if you are interested in hosting a private party, please reach out to Colleen at colleen@machinehospitality.com.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 291-8735
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Josiah Combs
  • Catering
    For catering inquiries, please email Lauren@MachineHospitality.com
  • Private party facilities
    For all private event and other inquiries, please email Lauren@MachineHospitality.com
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Wells and Institute
  • Parking details
    Pay to park
  • Public transit
    Brown Line is less than a block away
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

65 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    games are free and servers are pretty good! only had the fries but it’s good value for a night out

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  2. kaylieken

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a fun place! The drink options are amazing and the food was incredible! There were so many different games to choose from and it was fun walking around, trying as many as I could. The service was great!
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for the kind words! Hope to have you back in soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place the manager made arrangements for my party and we had amazing time
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars--hope to have you back in to HQ soon!

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  4. MarikateL

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food isn’t great, but that is not why you go there. The games are awesome
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on January 8, 2024
    We're sorry we missed the mark on 5 stars. Please reach out to lauren@machinehospitality so we can hear more about your experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool decore. Food was good. Partridge in a pear tree was awesome.
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks for the 4 stars--hope to have you back in to HQ soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    overall, my experience was great. The food was very fresh and very flavorful. I would’ve appreciated more draft beers. Overall, nothing beats good food and drinks and free gaming. also, not to forget to mention that everyone in there, it was so nice so polite and I met so many wonderful people.
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on December 6, 2023
    Thank you for the 4 stars! We hope to have you back in toHQ soon!

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  7. frostydaisy

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible. Wait staff paid more attention to the young crowd. They don't realize us older patrons tip better than them when you take care of them. If you're 21 and trying to get picked up, go there.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best selection of pinball games in Chicaagooo imo ❤️
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to have you back in to HQ soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go and have amazing childhood vibes!
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to have you back in to HQ soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Loved the themed bar! It is a great place to hang out and have fun!!!
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to have you back in to HQ soon!

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  11. foodwuzgr8

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, free games except for a few, and you can easily spend the $100 hanging out to get a table as a home base. It was a blast!
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on September 11, 2023
    Thanks so much for joining us! Please visit again soon!

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  12. Camille

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and atmosphere is ALWAYS awesome here. We love seeing the best faces in the industry when we go - Ramon; Josh; Avery; Brandi; Neal; Ryan; KJ; Miguel and Taylor, etc! Thanks to an amazing bunch for mixing the best drinks in the city! We will definitely be back!

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  13. MalloryW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety of food! Free arcade games and pinball with some games that cost money ($1). I went for my birthday with friends and had the best time!
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on September 11, 2023
    Thanks so much for joining us! Please visit again soon!

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  14. LilmissCeceT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here! The food, games and music is great!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Jay, was great!

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  16. TATUM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a dope time!! Pros: The staff was nice, the games are free, the holiday decorations were so pretty and the crowd was friendly. Cons: The pizza wasn't the best, music was dry (many people were complaining), the specialty cocktails were gross and I asked twice for paper towels to be replaced in the women's restroom and it never happened. Overall: The vibe was enjoyable and I will definitely go back. I'm just going to eat before I get there and stick to basic alcoholic beverages. Lol.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is alright, looks much better in photos.

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  18. SamanthaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at HQ Beercade. The food and drinks were good, the atmosphere was fun. We will definitely be back

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  19. LaRondaT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    nice christmas atmosphere

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  20. LMaz

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place! it’s definitely something different place.

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  21. Emmy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fun time here! This a fun place to take someone who’s into arcade games or someone who is a gamer. Drinks were good as well . Also the pizza you can actually share with one another lol so don’t order 2

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  22. Dubbs

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So much fun playing arcade games. Food was ok but not great. Very good drink selection and service. Plastic silverware was a negative because of the types of food we ordered.

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  23. LaurenB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was great! I just wished that they brought drinks to you unopened, or opened them in front of you

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blast from My past!!! This place brought back my childhood 🥰🥰🥰 Had a blast with some good cocktails ❤️❤️ Will definitely be back 😊

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  25. JeremyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server james was amazing and so was his trainee. He was very helpful with drinks and food. Overall great experience. Plenty of games and amazing staff. Highly recommend this spot to anyone I know.

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  26. ChristopherS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had one server who was overwhelmed so no real service unless you go to the bar. This was my first time so they may have accommodated for this by offering free games, which is really nice. Besides having only a hostess and two bartenders, place is really cool and fun.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Would suggest that they invest in mobile payment / pay by QR code when you want. It was very tough tracking down a server to pay which was very time consuming and really hindered the whole experience.

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  28. daruma

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Came specifically for advertised March Madness specials and to watch the game. Game wasn't on when we arrived, server had no clue as to specials, even though there were signs on premises and social media/emailed promotions. Free games are fun but customer care was lackluster.
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on April 16, 2022
    So sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We hope we get the opportunity to serve you better in the future!

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  29. KatrinaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good atmosphere to enjoy an evening out with friends, Victoria was a very good server. Can change up the music a little to culturviate
    Headquarters BeercadeResponded on April 16, 2022
    Thanks so much! Please do come again soon!

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  30. ALmightyBUNBUN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was too expensive, The drinks was amazing. Needs free parking.

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  31. JackieM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    STAFF WAS AMAZING. FROM THE HOSTESS TO OUR WAITRESS. TO THE COOKS AND MANAGER. simply great customer service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! The assault and pepper is a great cocktail.

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  33. MalikK

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Inaccurate billing - charged an extra drink. Listed the margaritas as sliver Patron. $15 dollars a margarita, overpriced…. Overall not happy with the experience.

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  34. Evan

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There is a $100 minimum for the table that was not clear when we made the reservation

    1 person found this helpful

  35. meganb

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in Chicago and this was our first dinner! We had an amazing server, and an amazing time! The food was absolutely great, and the free arcade games were too. I will be recommending this to everyone visiting.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time. Food, drinks, and games were great. The service was phenomenal. Food was right price and tasted great. Drinks were served quick and well made. The games are endless and well maintained, you never had to wait much. Great time all around!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a fun place visiting from out of town burgers were awesome and my favorite fries with salt and vinegar

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful place to take my soon to be wife

    1 person found this helpful

  39. JamieW

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited food + drink menu. Sat outside bc of trivia going on.

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  40. Anisha

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun times, food and drinks for a fun evening to unwind!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Headquarters Beercade is rated 4.4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Headquarters Beercade

213 W Institute Place, Chicago, IL 60610

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wells and Institute
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Pay to park
  • Public transit
    Brown Line is less than a block away
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josiah Combs
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 291-8735
  • Catering
    For catering inquiries, please email Lauren@MachineHospitality.com
  • Private party facilities
    For all private event and other inquiries, please email Lauren@MachineHospitality.com
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