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  • Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Episode V: The Emporium Strikes Back! Join us at Emporium Arcade Bar for our 5TH ANNIVERSARY, celebrating the dark goodness paired with vintage arcade games.

It's February. It's cold. It's a Sunday. Chances are you have no excuse not to come out and celebrate with us and explore the darker side of craft beer.

This year we're upping the ante and making this the biggest Darkside yet. We're working closer than ever with Emporium to craft a beer list worthy of the occasion. This event was originally conceived as a way for craft beer drinkers, new and veteran, to explore dark beer. There are a lot of misconceptions about dark beer, and it's not always easy to fork over cash for a 6 pack that you're not sure about. Darkside allows you to sample and explore some of the best dark beer on the market, some of which you may never see again!

Tickets will be $30 online in advance and $40 at the door (if we don't sell out.)

• A bag of game tokens
• 8 samples (about 40 oz) of the beers available. You have the option to purchase full pours of any of your favorites as well.
• Commemorative taster glass

Need a ride to #DarksideV? We're partnering with Lyft to give you an alternative to driving. Visit for info and discount code.


Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas

Perennial Artisan Ales SUMP Imperial Stout

4 Hands Brewing Secret Stash Bona Fide

4 Hands Brewing Barrel Aged Bona Fide

4 Hands Brewing Madagascar

Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred

Solemn Oath Most Important Beverage of the Day

Odell Brewing Dark Theory

Central State / Green Bench A Well Forged Sword

Off Color Dino S'mores

Off Color Coffee Dino S'mores

Founders Brewing Lizard Of Koz

Surly Rye Barrel Aged Darkness

Half Acre Big Hugs

Pipeworks Brewing Coconut Jones Dog

Pipeworks Brewing Black Tuna

Pollyanna Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Personal Chain Letter

Pollyanna Ernest 1953 Barrel Aged Brett Stout

Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015

Bourbon County Proprietors Stout 2016

Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Ten Fidy

Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea

Dark Horse Brewing Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th

18th Street Imperial Blud

Earlier Event: December 12
Beer Fest Beatdown
Later Event: June 17
Stone Tap Takeover