This Friday, the original Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview will ring in their two-year anniversary. And in quite epic fashion, one very special guest will be joining them to celebrate it.

Do you want a hint? They’re a band called Passion Pit.

Crap, we’re really bad at giving hints. But now that we’ve spilled the beans, here’s the full scoop.

HQ Lakeview is giving back to their fans with an extravagant week of festivities starting on October 10th. Taking the party to a whole new level, Headquarters has also informed us that Passion Pit will be playing a DJ set there next Friday, October 17th.

If that’s not enough to convince you into going, then:

A. We don’t believe you.

B. Headquarters Lakeview will also be giving away an arcade game straight off the floor. You can enter to win by liking and sharing the event photo on their Facebook – or by clicking this.

You’ve definitely heard us sing praises over the new, River North Headquarters – the newer, ‘classier’ location of the two. But now, the original location on Sheffield will be getting a little upgrade as well.

While it’s going to be the same great drinks and games you love, the Lakeview location is going to be strutting some fresh swag in the form of a brand-new DJ booth, graffiti piece and a game cartridge mural. We’re not entirely sure what a ‘game cartridge mural’ will look like, but you can bet your ass we’re excited to find out.

If you’re interested in going to the Passion Pit DJ set (and again, if you’re not, we still totally don’t believe you), the advanced $5 tickets are available to buy next week. VIP registration has already filled up. So yeah, you should probably buy a ticket.

Beer, games, and Passion Pit. That’s what Headquarters does.


(Photos courtesy of the Headquarters Beercade Lakeview website and