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Headquarters Beercade
Drink (and play) these flippin' fantastic cocktail & pinball pairings

Setting the highest score on every game at Headquarters just got a hell of a lot harder (like, Contra harder) thanks to their 7000sqft pinball expansion, sporting 20 machines, with all of them set to free play, leaving you more money for drinks! But which drinks? To help you maximize your drinking and gaming enjoyment, check out these five specialty cocktails and the machines with which they pair perfectly.

The Avengers & The Brooklyner
Since Marvel’s superteam was last seen having left New York City looking as bad as Tony Stark's facial hair, it’s only fitting that you return to the scene of the crime with this combo of rye, sweet vermouth, and Angostura. Bonus points for: smashing the Tesseract open to reveal Joss Whedon’s collection of private Buffy footage.
Guns N' Roses & the Cereal Killer
Axl Rose has torched more GNR fans' hopes than a Montreal street riot (the Metallica pinball machine across the room is still bitter). Hopefully your cocktail (Cinnamon Toast Crunch whiskey with walnut bitters) won’t take you 15yrs to finish. Bonus points for: shaking the machine like Steven Adler going through withdrawal.
Playboy & Curry-ous
Before the Interwebs, Playboy was a curious boy’s best friend. Have a look at this retro cabinet’s calendar of playmates who are now likely MILFs while sipping a concoction of rum, curry syrup, Greek yogurt, soda, and chocolate. Bonus points for: not snickering at the “shoot again” signage near the flippers.
Popeye & Soda Popinski
Since both are bald men with aggression disorders, double up with a mix of Bourbon, cherry liqueur, and cream soda (it beats spinach). Bonus points for: shooting your balls in Bluto’s mouth. Again, no snickering.
Avatar & Assault and Pepper
You may require strawberry-jalapeno tequila to numb the pain of James Cameron's onslaught of bad dialogue and clichés. Bonus points for: getting the Na’vi to do that thing with their tail.
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1. Headquarters Beercade 950 W Wolfram St, Chicago, IL 60657

Video game enthusiasts and beer lovers rejoice! Your hobbies are combined at Headquarters Beercade, which holds 20+ games and even more beer, to celebrate your wins (or drown your sorrowful losses). Video games and beer are each good enough on their own -- one out of two ain't bad, if we're being honest -- but the both of them in one location is a special kind of awesome. How great is Beercade? It's 20 pinball machines kind of great. 20 FREE pinball machines. Just think about that. The beer you'll have to pay for (hey, you can't have everything), but you can also bring your own food (or have it delivered) because Headquarters doesn't serve any themselves.

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