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Headquarters Beercade, Chicago, IL
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Headquarters Beercade

4.5
4.5
50 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are a 21 and over establishment. On the weekends, our table reservation policy dictates a $100 minimum per table as well as 18% gratuity to be included.

Headquarters Beercade is more than the name suggest. Its a place to play games you wont find any place else in the city. Headquarters also offers a great draft and canned beer list, but we are so much more than that. We have an amazing food menu with modern bar fare and more. Our craft cocktail program is innovative and wildly creative. The space is self makes it worth the trip, it is full of installations all can appreciate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 Hannah@MachineHospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    For all private event and other inquiries, please email Hannah@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 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Hot spot

  • Chicago

    Hot spot

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  1. TA

    TATUM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Place is alright, looks much better in photos.
  3. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at HQ Beercade. The food and drinks were good, the atmosphere was fun. We will definitely be back
  4. LR

    LaRondaT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    nice christmas atmosphere
  5. LM

    LMaz

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place! it’s definitely something different place.
  6. E

    Emmy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  7. D

    Dubbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    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.
  8. LB

    LaurenB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The server was great! I just wished that they brought drinks to you unopened, or opened them in front of you
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blast from My past!!! This place brought back my childhood 🥰🥰🥰 Had a blast with some good cocktails ❤️❤️ Will definitely be back 😊
  10. JC

    JeremyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. CS

    ChristopherS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    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.
  13. d

    daruma

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    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, 2022So sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We hope we get the opportunity to serve you better in the future!

  14. KB

    KatrinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2022Thanks so much! Please do come again soon!

  15. AL

    ALmightyBUNBUN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The food was too expensive, The drinks was amazing. Needs free parking.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    STAFF WAS AMAZING. FROM THE HOSTESS TO OUR WAITRESS. TO THE COOKS AND MANAGER. simply great customer service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! The assault and pepper is a great cocktail.
  18. MK

    MalikK

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Inaccurate billing - charged an extra drink. Listed the margaritas as sliver Patron. $15 dollars a margarita, overpriced…. Overall not happy with the experience.
  19. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    There is a $100 minimum for the table that was not clear when we made the reservation
  20. m

    meganb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a fun place visiting from out of town burgers were awesome and my favorite fries with salt and vinegar
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to take my soon to be wife
  24. JW

    JamieW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Limited food + drink menu. Sat outside bc of trivia going on.
  25. A

    Anisha

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun times, food and drinks for a fun evening to unwind!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Would go again!!!
  27. TT

    TallTomL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The team at Machine and Elsewhere do it right. It's a nice little set-up in a parking lot with plenty of heaters to fight off the Chicago fall weather. Great food, great drinks. I appreciate what they're doing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Literally a limited item version of Machine’s menu. Just go to Machine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better vibe!
  30. O

    Operata

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If your idea of spending money during an economic crisis is to sit in a parking lot with tacky decor - this is the right place. Canned vinegar called sparkling rose but no bubbles - for almost 20 dollars a can. That’s just disrespectful to clients.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

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    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience for outdoor seating and refreshing cocktails. Def enjoyed breakfast at Tiffany’s
  32. TJ

    TonyJ

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined outside in October during COVID-19 pandemic and it was fine. The heat lamps were good. The menu is limited but the food is excellent and the drinks are unique enough to merit a return visit.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it food was great no complaints
  34. R

    Rick

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was absolutely impeccable. Super friendly, attentive & fast. Great atmosphere and food.
  35. SG

    StevenG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Limited menu. Wonderful deserts, but no coffee.
  36. CS

    CovidStayCaydinner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was a nice atmosphere. The 'Black Heart' communal drink was delish.
  37. MG

    MollyG

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fun drinks and the food was even better than I could have expected. Best burger I’ve had in awhile.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    For the pandemic we are in this place was cute, you are pretty much in a parking lot in the middle of the city. The food was very good I really enjoyed it as well as my friend. When it comes to the cocktails I feel like you have to have a specific pallet.
  39. B

    Bobedoll

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THIS PLACE IS AMAZING. GREAT FOR DATE NIGHT OR HANGING WITH FRIENDS. BEAUTIFUL GOOD FOOD ABSOLUTELY A MUST TO VISIT
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super fun, outdoor pop-up restaurant in River North...great time!Really good cocktail, coming back to try the communal drinks. Love the concept...will definitely visit Machine in Wicker Park.

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 4.5 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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

  • 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 Hannah@MachineHospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    For all private event and other inquiries, please email Hannah@MachineHospitality.com

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