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Arcade bar Faceoff: Headquarters vs. Emporium
If you have fond memories of cashing in your allowance for quarters and then plugging them into games at the local arcade, two recently opened bars are offering the chance to relive the past. Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-7922) in Wicker Park and Headquarters Beercade (950 W. Wolfram St. 773-665-5660) in Lakeview both feature a bounty of classic video games—only this time around, you can play with a beer in hand and stay out way later than your parents would let you. I paid both bars a visit last weekend to face 'em off, Street Fighter-style.
By Samantha Nelson, For RedEye
October 26, 2012