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Cool Kids performing at 10-year anniversary; Guests playing
skee-ball at Emporium.
(Photo Courtesy of Emporium Arcade Bar)
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR CHICAGO HOSTS LIVE CONCERT TO CELEBRATE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Live Performances Included The Cool Kids, Air Credits, DJ Archi
On Thursday, June 16, Emporium Arcade Bar celebrated its 10-year anniversary with live performances by the American hip hop duo The Cool Kids, rap group Air Credits and DJ Archi at its original location in Wicker Park.
Guests danced throughout the evening to some of Chicago’s top artists while enjoying Emporium’s vibrant interior filled with artistic murals and classic arcade games. The venue also offered 10-year anniversary merchandise to commemorate the occasion. The event held at Chicago’s longest-running arcade bar was powered by 321unes and sponsored by Malört, Jugrnaut, Pipeworks Brewing and Cash Drop.
Since opening in Chicago in 2012, Emporium Arcade Bar now has six locations: three in Chicago (Wicker Park, Fulton Market and Logan Square), two in the Bay Area (San Francisco and Oakland) and one in Las Vegas (AREA15), plus a seventh location in New Orleans set to open in early fall.
In 2020, when the pandemic shut down Emporium’s five existing locations for more than a year, its expansion plans continued unabated. Emporium Arcade Bar not only withstood the pandemic, but also expanded into another market during that challenging time. It opened its Las Vegas location in February 2021, where it was recognized among Hottest Bar Openings by The Spirits Business magazine. The company has since reopened all its locations, and business has bounced back robustly.
“It’s amazing to reach the milestone 10th anniversary for our company. It is pretty rare for a bar business to make it one year, let alone 10 and we have our awesome customers, staff and many, many partners to thank. The last 10 years have been a wild ride for us filled with countless events, parties and good times. We are proud to have expanded into three more markets as the nation’s premier arcade bar experience, and we look forward to entering a fourth market with our brand-new New Orleans location opening soon,” said Danny Marks, CEO, Emporium Arcade Bar.
ABOUT EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR
Emporium Arcade Bar is the quintessentially cool place to hang out and have a good time. Originally launched in Chicago in 2012, Emporium now has six locations: three in Chicago (Wicker Park, Fulton Market and Logan Square), two in the Bay Area (San Francisco and Oakland) and one in Las Vegas (AREA15). Emporium Arcade Bar offers unparalleled destinations for all types of games, including classic arcade favorites, pool tables, pinball, foosball and many more. Its passionately curated bar purveys the choicest craft beer selections, an innovative cocktail program and expansive liquor list. In addition, Emporium Arcade Bar showcases vibrant work by local artists and an ongoing, robust calendar of live shows, DJs and game tournaments. For more information, visit www.emporiumarcadebar.com, as well as its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
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