Bar of the Week: Headquarters Beercade

Headquarters-BeercadeLooking for a cool bar to call home? Well You’re in for a treat with this weeks bar of the week. Headquarters is located at 950 W. Wolfram and just blocks from the brown line stop.

A good friend of mine came across Headquarters a few months back and decided that blessing this place with a guy’s night out was a must. Unlike Dave & Busters,  Headquarters has more of a old school arcade feel to it. After walking in, I felt as if I’d just went trough a time warp back to the 90’s. there are about 30 televisions perfectly placed around the bar. All of which were playing reruns of WWF Summer Slam! IMG_0286By the time that the excitement started to subside I realized that all of the arcade games were free! Yes, this means endless amounts of Pac-Man, Contra, and Street Fighters just to name a few. There were about five bartenders on duty, two servers walking around taking drink orders, and a very short wait at the bar. One of the first things that stood out to me after looking over the menu was the beer selection. Headquarters    beer list  features a large amount of premium beers, which I found to be amazing because trying new beers is something that I love doing. My friends and I spent about four hours trying all types of beer, playing games, and watching WWF Summer Slam before deciding that it was time to call it a night.  Headquarters is the type of bar that you’ll go into and lose track of time, meet new friends, and relive some of those childhood memory’s. Since that night, I’ve returned or three separate occasions and the place just keeps getting better and better each time.

Why Go: All Games are free, Great beer selection, Friendly bartenders

Recommendations: Try the Wake up Dead, or Founders Keeper

Advertisements

Restaurant of the Week: Gyu Kaku-Chicago

gyu kaku 2

Looking for a great place to relax with friends? Look no further, because I got you covered. Gyu-Kaku can be found at 210 East Ohio Street. There is a tremendous amount of space, which means that reservations won’t be necessary. Very friendly waiting staff, management will find ways of  accommodating your needs (must be reasonable of course), and more importantly  the food is great.

While walking down Michigan Ave. with a friend this past summer Gyu-Kaku caught our attention. Though it was the summer time and people tend to find  reasons for getting out of the house, we were both still very surprised at the amount of people at the restaurant because it was 2:00pm on a sunday. After walking in the front door we were greeted by a gang of happy workers and quickly seated at a very unique table. This was the first time that I’ve been to a restaurant with this type of concept and had no idea what to expect. gyu kakuI’m not a fan of chain restaurants and had low expectations, before realizing that we would be cooking our own food right at the table. This means that the only person to blame if your food isn’t cooked exactly the way that you would like is yourself. Lucky for us we made it just in time to take full advantage of the happy hour menu.  One of the most appealing things about Gyu-Kaku to me, is the fact that happy hour is from 11am-3pm, 3pm-6pm, and 9pm- close! Half priced food and reasonably priced alcohol kept me and my friend at the restaurant for about three hours. Since the first time visiting Gyu-Kaku back in June it has been my go-to restaurant here in Chicago.  Rather I’m looking to get drinks before heading out on the town, relaxing with my girlfriend, or just having a guy’s night out, Gyu-Kaku tends to be my first choose and I hope that it becomes yours!

Why Go:Gyu-KaKu   features an all day happy hour menu – cheap drinks  – friendly waiting staff – short wait on most days  – clean environment. 

My Recommendation:  – Great place for dates – The Kobe Beef  is a must try – If you are feeling adventurous try the Gyu-Tan (beef tongue) -The Filet Tail is my favorite -Ask your server for the rewards card if you plan on returning. (for every $500.00 you spend, you’ll get $25.00 off your meal).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  –Cheers