Headquarters Beercade, an 80’s-inspired beer and cocktail bar out of Chicago, officially opened on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in SoBro at 114 2nd Avenue South. The bar and restaurant, best known for its beers and games, features 30 free vintage arcade and pinball games, a large craft beer selection, and traditional chef-minded cuisine. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
The interior of Headquarters Beercade is certainly captivating, from a huge wall of cassette tapes to carefully painted murals to repurposed décor. There’s a long bar, many tables, and plenty of arcade games to keep you entertained. All the games are free to play with the exception of a couple exclusive games.
“We’ve designed this space to evoke an emotional experience for every guest,” explained owner, Brian Galati. “Our goal has always been to inspire. Headquarters is both a step back into our favorite childhood memories, and a step forward in design, surprising guests with our reinvention of every item throughout the space. We hope to ignite that rule-breaking creativity in every person who comes to HQ.”
The menu at Headquarters Beercade focuses on appetizers and sandwiches. Menu items include options like Jacked Up Fries, wings, mozzarella in crispy filo, Italian beef, and a Nashville hot cheese sandwich.
On the beverage side, HQ focuses on craft beer (they currently don’t serve any macro beers like Miller or Bud). There are 12 beers on draft and over two dozen in cans. They also have signature cocktails like Rosé All Day, The Motts, and Spa Day.
- Opened: Wednesday: May 3, 2017
- Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown
- Address: 114 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201 (map)
- Phone: (615) 965-8273
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 3am
Friday – Sunday: 11am – 3am
- Official Website