“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
The growing popularity of "barcades" has come to Chicago. Let the nostalgia wash over you as you finally try to beat the games you couldn’t when you were a kid...with a little help from alcohol. You do need to be 21 or older to enter Logan Arcade so make sure you have your ID on you. The outside of the building says Logan Hardware, which is an ode to the Vinyl shop that used to be here.
You don't have to worry about finding sticky game controls as most of the machines have a nearby ledge for your drinks. As patrons soon learn, that inner anger towards a frustrating game doesn't go away with age so Logan Arcade makes sure you have somewhere to put your drink down before you smack the pinball machine. Logan Arcade boasts having the most pinball and video games in Chicago with 30 pinball machines and 47 video games to choose from. Each machine has been completely restored to its former glory and feels like new. Playing them takes you down memory lane as you hear the familiar clinks from quarters, the recognizable beeps and hums, and see the warm glow of the scoreboard when you get the top spot—Logan Arcade’s threshold is a portal to the past. While the games are rotated regularly, the staples are usually kept around such as Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac-Man.
As for their beer list, it is quite extensive with everything ranging from IPAs to ciders to Pilsner. They even have a gluten-free pale ale available and nonalcoholic drinks on their menu. Almost every day of the week, Logan Arcade has specials to give you cheaper drinks and there is a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 PM.