Here's a Chicago gem that's just as fun for adult kids-at-heart as it is for tweens and teens. Logan Hardware is a record store and vintage arcade museum located in the Logan Square Neighborhood. It's the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon. My 11-year-old and I are fast becoming regulars!
Formerly a hardware store, the owners have kept the original sign and facade, completing the retro vibe of this fun Chicago favorite. Browse through the wide selection of reasonably-priced used records and then head to the arcade room in the rear, where you'll find all those games you used to spend hours playing as a child of the 70's and 80's.
Donkey Kong, Miss PacMan, loads of pinball machines, and many more. The best part: no quarters are needed - you can play for free. (Just kindly buy something from the store to help the owners on their classic games for all mission).
Check out Logan Hardware, at 2410 West Fullerton Avenue, between Western and Artesian avenues, open Monday - Saturday 12 - 9pm and Sunday from 12 - 7pm.