Brooklyn Hipster Bar Arcade Concept Comes To Chicago

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  1. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

  2. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    I enjoy playing the occasional Galaga, Missile Command, Pac Man, etc. at bars. May have to check this place out.
  3. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Cheeses is intrigued by a retro '80s hipster concept?

    :notsurprising:
    Ziggy and FedEx like this.
  4. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

  5. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Game I was most obsessed with was the Fun House pinball machine circa '92. Jam that fucking ball down the clown's mouth!!!
  6. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    OMG video games I remember and you also remember. I'm so glad this is 2003 or so, and this idea is novel!
  7. 1951Campbell
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    1951Campbell Free Legal Advice/Beatles Hater

    The "concept" is called Jillian's, and Boston had one 15 years ago. :shrug:
  8. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Doesn't a place like this already exist in Brookfield?
  9. LuvSox
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    LuvSox Has genuine dislike for Sycked

    Get drunk and play Missile Command? Yay, I'm 15 again!
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    fuck you so hard
  11. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    We've had one here in LA for quite sometime.
  12. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I know it's in Wicker Park and all, but I don't know that this is a purely hipster concept. I know there is one in Dallas in the frattiest neighborhood imaginable.
  13. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Galloping Ghost isn't really a bar, in fact I'm almost positive they don't sell beer.

    Positive is GG has a lot of awesome games not just the standard PacMan, Missile Command, etc. I mean it has those but also like 200 other games.
  14. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Yeah and Wicker Park is mostly yuppies now
  15. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    They're linking it to a Williamsburg bar because the guy opening it used to manage that bar and is essentially ripping off their business plan, not because it's some sort of unique concept.
  16. BURGH
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    BURGH Lafferty, Daniel

    The one here was always BYOB and you just paid by the hour

    Haven't been forEV ver though
  17. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    If y'all are comparing this to BYOB arcades, then it's apples and oranges. This is a bar with BYO food.
  18. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    There's a bar on Diversey that has Genesis and SNES. Played Mario Kart and NHLPA '93 there. Also has an awesome darts area. Place ruled.
  19. Unregistered
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    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    Barcade was a good time for a while. Where else could you play Super Smash Bros. whilst listening to Appleseed Cast?
  20. LuvSox
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    LuvSox Has genuine dislike for Sycked

    At home?
  21. Unregistered
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    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    Home? Who does anything at home?
  22. Stockdale4Veep
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    Stockdale4Veep Knows the Dewey Decimal System

    Galloping ghost doesn't serve but there is a bar down the street from there. On mondays you get free bacon

    Also, a new arcade just opened up in Lake in the Hills on Algonquin road. Called No Limit
  23. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    Appleseed Cast rules
  24. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Friend of a friend owns that. Lot of fight to get it open I'll probably check it out soon.
  25. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    Might hit that place up when I get back home (which should be sometime in May).
  26. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

  27. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Yeah, check it out. It's called Galway Bay.
  28. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Sounds like a very authentic Irish Pube.
  29. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    I did have a Magners there :thinking:
  30. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    What's the name of this joint. Somebody was just talking about finding a place w/ SNES for Saturday
  31. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    How many bars could there possibly be on diversey
  32. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Galway Bay. It's at diversey and pine grove, right by Duffy's.
  33. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    :fart:
  34. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    I drank a couch once

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    incredible

    big boner
  36. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Bar is open.
  37. Stockdale4Veep
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    Stockdale4Veep Knows the Dewey Decimal System

    Looked them on on aurcade. Ok game lineup but only 3 pinball games
  38. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    My friend went the night it opened, said it got super packed so it wasn't cool. Sounds like it'd be cool when not super packed though.
  39. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    I'm going to check it out sometime in the next few weeks.
  40. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Let me know when you go
  41. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Will do. Dave obviously lives not too far from there, I know you were moving too but you aren't too far out. Definitely shoot you a text when I do.
  42. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I live close. Can I attend?
  43. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Only if you drink fruity beer with me.
  44. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I probably woudn't drink there; all they have is like beers with seven names and PBR. I'll go down the street to Standard and get fucked up though.
  45. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    That's fair, I still want to beat you in NBA Jam.
  46. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I have no doubt you can beat me in NBA Jam. If it was NHL Open Ice you'd get your ass handed to you. I'm a little mad they don't have Mortal Kombat II but they do have Street Fighter II:Championship Edition so I can get some Vega action going. Was there ever a worst character in a fighting game than the Mike Tyson guy? Balrog? Was that his name?
  47. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Balrog, yeah he wasn't good. He's still not even good in those games. Then again if you don't really know how to play he's fun to play with because his moves are all relatively simple.
  48. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Loved the people that would be Ed Honda and just do that slap move in the corner.
  49. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Or the Blanka electricity the whole match. I think the first time I ever won the game was with Blanka doing to the electricity thing.
  50. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    I'm in walking distance from that area now.

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