Headquarters Beercade is kicking off the unveiling process Thursday at 7 p.m. with their new 7,000-square-foot expansion at 950 W. Wolfram St. Formerly Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort, the new space is now home to 20 pinball machines by Chicago-area designer Stern Pinball.
Representatives with Headquarters say the festivities will continue all weekend where they’ll be on the streets handing out special passes for the first two weekends.
Following Headquarters’ big reveal, Boystown’s new retro arcade bar Replay Beer & Bourbon is slated to open its space on Friday with more than 20 games like Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and 25 craft beers on tap.
Owner Mark Liberson—who also owns area bars Halsted’s, Hydrate and Elixir—announced his plans for the former Bucks Saloon at 3439 N. Halsted St. in April.
"Probably the thing that I'm most excited about is the addition of the video games," Liberson toldChicagoPride.com. "All of the old games from the 80's and 90's paying homage to the decades of Bucks beginning."
Headquarters opened its 22,000-square-foot location in October and boomed in popularity shortly after. Bucks was one of the first bars in the Boystown neighborhood.