FAQ’s

Is this a bar or an arcade?

BOTH…and more! We combine the best arcade games of the last 30+ years with a full bar, focusing on great craft beers and a huge whiskey list. We also regularly host live music, movies, and many other types of events.

Do you have to be 21 to enter?

Yes. All of our locations are 21 and up at all times.

What are your hours?

Please see the individual location pages for hours of operations.

Where are you located?

We have several locations across the USA. Check out maps and virtual tours of the spaces under the LOCATIONS TAB.

What is the best way to contact Emporium?

Use our online contact from here.

You can also call us, but it is a far less efficient way to get in touch with us. Our phone numbers are listed below:

Wicker Park:
(773) 697-7922
Logan Square:
(773) 360-8774
Fulton Market:
(312) 733-2222
Las Vegas:
(702) 854-6367
Oakland:
(773) 697-7922
San Francisco:
(773) 697-7922
Please read this page before you call us, pretty please.

How's Parking?

Chicago

Our Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Fulton Market locations do not have a parking lot, but metered street parking isn’t terrible. We recommend taking advantage of the multiple public transit options nearby.

Emporium Wicker Park is very close to the DAMEN and DIVISION Blue line stops; the Milwaukee, Ashland, Division, and North ave buses; and many taxi cabs. Emporium Logan Square is very close to the California Blue Line Stop, the Milwaukee Bus, and the Fullerton.

San Francisco

Street parking is available within reason (this is SF after all); we are also very conveniently located in the NOPA neighborhood near BART stops and bus lines (5, 5R, 6, 43, 21, 22, 24)

Las Vegas

AREA15 offers free parking. Yes, free parking. But space is limited so rideshare drop-off is accessible via Rancho Drive and located on the east side of AREA15– the side closest to the I-15 freeway and just right of the main entry. Pick-up is available on the west side of AREA15, just left of the main entrance.

We cannot recommend enough that you consider Lyft, Uber, pedicab, etc…Don’t Drink and Drive!!!

Do you accept credit cards/have an ATM?

Yes and Yes.

I want to bring a group. Do you reserve tables, have party packages, rent out the venue, or do anything else for groups?

Most definitely! Click the GROUP BOOKINGS Tab for more info.

What games do you have?

We have a lot. Click on our GAMES page for a list.

What do the games cost to play?

Video Games and pinball each cost 1 TOKEN. Table games are 2 tokens. Tokens cost 25 cents each. We have change machines here to get tokens. GAMES DO NOT WORK ON QUARTERS!

Is it true that your beer menu is pretty kick-ass?

Yes!

You can view our general location information here and our beer menus for each specific location are listed.

Do you have a full bar or just beer?

We have a full bar, complete with over 50 different types of whiskey.

Do you serve food?

Outside Food is allowed at all locations! Order pizza, bring in takeout, a cake for a party; it’s totally up to you! We just ask that you please clean up after yourselves. For planned group bookings, we are happy to help coordinate catering or food from one of our restaurant or caterer partners.

Rules:
1. Emporium does not provide any plates or plastic ware for guests for food.

2. Emporium requests that any food garbage be fully cleaned up after eating. We do not provide clean-up for things we don’t sell but we are happy to get you a garbage bag upon request.

3. Any food left unattended for an extended time will be thrown away/cleaned up at our discretion.

Wicker Park: We have great bar snacks for sale such as Chicago’s own Bee’s Knees Nuts, pretzels, Zapp’s and Dirty potato chips. We suggest Antique Taco next door, or any of our other amazing neighbors.

Logan Square: We have a food truck in the bar that is run by a rotating cast of Chicago’s best food trucks, and restaurants! Outside food may be brought in by special request only.

Fulton Market: We’re right next door to The Publican and more amazing restaurants. We can’t keep up with chefs like that! Order to go and bring it in with you!

Oakland: Oakland’s legendary Xingones is serving up food from our kitchen!

San Fransisco: BYOF (Food) We encourage our guests to bring their own food! There are many awesome restaurants nearby or you can have anything you want delivered!

Las Vegas: BYOF (Food) We encourage our guests to bring their own food! There are many awesome restaurants you can have anything you want delivered! On-site inside AREA15 is Emack & Bolio ice cream from Boston or food catered from Todd English’s The Beast!

Can we bring in outside food?

YES. We allow customers to bring outside food into all our bars. Just please clean up any mess you make.

I make music. Can I play your bar?

Very possible. Email us on the Music Booking page!