Headquarters Beercade to debut new Metallica Pinball Machine

Geeky gaming bar hosting tournament to showcase machine dedicated to classic rock band

August 14, 2013|Elliott Serrano, for Redeye

Have plans for Friday night? Wanna go have a few drinks and play some pinball?

How's that for a pickup line, huh? Well, better than that - don't worry ladies, I'm not hitting on you - the HQ Beercade is actually holding a pinball tournament this Friday to show off their newest machine! Check out the following press release and catch up with me at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a prize:

Let Headquarters Beercade be your master of puppets next Friday night! Teaming up with Stern Pinball (the world’s leading maker of pinball consoles), HQ will be hosting an exclusive debut of the Metallica Premium Pinball console with a party and tournament on Friday, August 16th from 7-10pm! Since its launch in May, this machine has gained a massive fan following! And, it’s about to get even more pinteresting… HQ is rolling in three consoles set on free play for fans to riff on.

Looking for more heavy metal action? Starting at 7 p.m., you can take part in the Metallica pinball tournament, hosted by the real officials and lovers of competitive ‘ballin – the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association). All it takes to get involved is a $5 bill and you’ll be on your way to winning part of a cash pot in the playoffs or even the final trophy. The one-and-only Gary Stern (founder of Chicago’s own Stern Pinball) will be there too, cheering you on!

Not much of a pinball wizard, per se? Stop by HQ any way to catch the playoffs (which will happen around 9 p.m.) and imbibe with a craft can or signature cocktail (like the Arcade Lemonade). Headquarters Beercade offers a nostalgic night out for everyone with arcade games of all levels, killer jams and an unmatched atmosphere

Headquarters Beercade
2833 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 665-5660
hqbeercade.com

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Sounds like fun, eh? Now, you're going to be seeing me at Headquarters Beercade in the near future because the photo gallery I posted above (and the SUPER-SIZED GALLERY I've linked to on the left) shows that they have a very special, and rather rare, pinball machine that I love playing. In fact, whenever I go to Disneyland, I make sure to play it before I go on a particular "adventure" ride. Tell me which pinball machine I'm referring to - again, you'll find it in the gallery - and email me your answer, along with your mailing address.  Correct answers will be entered into a random drawing for a DVD copy of THE CAPTAINS: CLOSE UP, hosted by William Shatner.

Winner to be notified via e-mail. Deadline for entry is Monday, August 19th. U.S. Residents only, please.

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