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Geek Out Geek Bar!!

A project in Chicago, IL by David Zoltan

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Help us open Chicago's first bar and grill catering to our burgeoning geek community! We want to geek out the bar and make it our own!
Backers: 658
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $44,538 of $9,750
Dates: Jul 23rd -> Aug 22nd (30 days)
Project By: David Zoltan
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Latest News

7 hours to go!

August 22nd - via:
Hey geeks! So with 7 hours to go we're amazed at the reception we've gotten. But we're not done yet! We've added TWO last-minute backer levels in case anyone was holding out for something better. I give to you: The BARON and the SHINY levels. The... (Read More)

A Bar for Geeks? We'll Drink to That

August 22nd - via:
The brainchild of self-proclaimed geeks David Zoltan and Mathew Wolff, Geek Bar Chicago is billed as a place where geeks, games and booze will all come together under one roof. The project has enjoyed enormous success on Kickstarter, raising its initial goal of $9,750 within the first day. (Read More)

The Final Countdown

August 21st - via:
We're just about halfway to the Iron Throne and with about 36 hours to go, we think one good push can get us there! However you slice it this has been a fantastic Kickstarter and we want to thank everyone for their contributions and help, but we... (Read More)

Five Oh Oh

August 21st - via:
YATTA! (Translation: We did it!) We have exceeded 500 backers so the party at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago is ON! It will be September 14th at 10:30AM and your RSVP will get you complimentary admission and access to our exclusive... (Read More)

48 hours to go!

August 20th - via:
Greetings! We are just under 48 hours to go and to get a great last minute push we are announcing a BIG LAST MINUTE UPGRADE! Some people aren't into t-shirts and you know what? That's okay! We've heard you and we're offering a new upgrade to make you... (Read More)

Love and Gaming

August 13th - via:
Hello geeks! Something magical happened last night. WE HIT 400 BACKERS! The countdown to 500 has officially begun! That party at MSI is closer than you think so let's keep the momentum going and hit 500 in the next week!  In other news we're leaving... (Read More)

Let's Party!

August 10th - via:
We've had a great week so far so let's keep it up! We're at over 355 backers so under 150 to go until we can officially announce the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago event! Momentum is pushing us but we need your help!  Coming this Monday at... (Read More)


August 8th - via:
Greetings! It's hard to believe we're already halfway through our Kickstarter campaign! We've hit some great milestones and we have you all to thank for that. From tables with your names engraved, to tables you flip, we're offering some great rewards... (Read More)

Flip out!

August 6th - via:
Happy ‪Geek Week‬ everyone! We submit for your viewing pleasure a reminder that for just $50 you can add your opportunity to finally show the world what you really think about that one board game. You know the one. With those pieces and those... (Read More)

Let's talk food.

July 30th - via:
Things are moving at lightspeed for us at Geek Bar HQ. This Kickstarter has opened all sorts of doors for us and we're so fortunate for all the opportunities it has afforded us. With meetings and features left and right it's easy to forget an... (Read More)

Upgrades galore!

July 30th - via:
Today was a fantastic day, so we're celebrating with our favorite mathematical constant: PI!  We reached 250 backers and have unlocked the PI-inspired $314 reward level, offering a private dining experience with the founders of Geek Bar, Matt and... (Read More)

Thank you!!!

July 24th - via:
We'd like to thank everyone that helped us get to 100% of our initial goal in just 24 hours! It's fantastic to be able to concentrate on stretch goals and finding new and innovative ways to serve the geek community through Kickstarter. We have some... (Read More)

We can hit our initial goal in just 24 hours!!

July 24th - via:
Hey geeks! We'd like to shatter our first goal into little pieces, much like the Death Star. You can help us do that by sharing us out to all of your friends in the next 1 hour 20 minutes and counting, and if we make our initial goal of $9,750 by 7pm... (Read More)

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