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Beer Available At Barcade (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence Black & White IPA , Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Victory Fall Bockwards , Kuhnhenn Fluffer Gone Wild 82, Founders BoylíRmaykíR , Founders Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 94, Founders Backstage Series #4: Frangelic Mountain Brown 98, Founders Backstage Series #5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Dogfish Head Noble Rot (Pinot Gris Barrel) , Dogfish Head American Beauty 92, Dogfish Head Firefly Ale 79, Perennial Violet 92, Victory Red Thunder 93, The Peekskill Breweryís Skills Pils , The Peekskill Breweryís Flavor Saver , The Peekskill Breweryís DRye Irish Stout 77, Perennial Tart Hopfentea 83, Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel 94, Perennial / Half Acre Plan B 90, Perennial Senner
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t0rin0 (962) Riverslime, California | September 4, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited May 2012 on a mini tour of Brooklyn.
I wish I had known about this place the last time I was in Brooklyn, though I have no idea if it was even around in 2009. I donít remember how much the games cost, if they were free or cost money. I only played a couple while drinking a barrel aged strong ale from Chelsea and then ironically probably the best Firestone Walker Double Jack I can remember having. The beer selection was all American which is a neat concept and was very hop heavy. Iím certainly not complaining. Prices were good and itís walkable from the train. I would stop in again.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | July 14, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve wanted to visit this place ever since I heard of its existence. Itís basically an arcade in a warehouse that has a bar that serves 20 types of local and regional craft beer and thatís enough to make it totally awesome. The video games are from the 80ís and eary 90ís and I suck as badly at them now as when I was a kid (I could never figure out now to beat Bald Bull in lPunch Out) except now I have a craft beer in my hand. The prices may be the best in New York for craft beer with most drafts at $6 a pint and there even cheaper during happy hour. I really enjoyed it and I wish I couldíve stayed longer.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 9, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
No bottles, all taps, but hand-picked with genuine professionalism. Mostly stuff I had never had, perfect for the casual visitor and probably always fresh. No food offered. Dark hangar look, looking like nothing form the outside, not necessarily my type, but interesting and original for the traveller. Knowledgeable, friendly bartenders. At times good music, mostly old classics. A very pleasant spot to hang out, especially before heading to spuyten.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A very cool bar lined with old arcade games which seem to be very popular amongst the youngish crowd who was hanging out here on a Friday night. The place was packed, and the few seats already taken, of course. More than 3/4 of people had to stand, which I find tiresome for a beer session. The atmosphere though is unique, and moreover the beer selection is top notch. 24 taps filled with known and obscure goodies, many of which werenít to be seen in the New York area that weekend. A great place for a few tasty pints or a group party. Iíll definitely be back next time Iím in Brooklyn.
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 26, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place is probably my favourite bar in New York right now. Lots of taps that are very quickly cycled through. The place itself is pretty cool with loads of old arcade games around the perimeter of a converted garage. Cavernous space with assorted brewerania covering the walls. Quite divey, but Iím a fan of that as well. You wonít get the selection of killer Belgian stuff available up the road at Spuyten Duyvil, but youíll get well cared for American micros at a very reasonable price.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | January 8, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A classy and classic bar, in a warehouse environment, surrounded by classic videogames. Hard to find by car, you must walk the block. Full on a late Monday night, with dogs (the sign says only friendly ones), some smoking, and of course about 15 taps, all interesting with Smuttynose, Magic Hat, and other mostly local states. Freshness as turnover. It is loud! and so the bartender will acknowledge you and have a friendly smile, but this is New York and there is no in-depth relationship.
Theydon_Bois (461) The íSham, England | September 30, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Have hit on Barcade 3 or 4 times, most recently on 02/03/12. Single roomed warehouse in effect with 30 or 40 old games machines still using the old quarter dollar slots, surrounding most of the walls.
25 beers on draft, $6 pours and $5 at happy hour (5pm - 7pm - from a hazy memory!).
No food but you can bring your own or have it delivered. They do have some snacks such as jerky - check the hot as f**k one out :P.
Solid tap list, nothing rare tbh, but good east coast fayre.
Love this place, great vibes and idea.
Leighton (443) London, England | September 15, 2009| Updated April 23, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
A great venue, where beer geeks and regular geeks can find common ground. Iíve been here twice; both great experiences. The myriad arcade games are a wonderful draw for the gamers/geeks and a nice diversion for the drunkies, while the strong beer selection attracts the beer geeks. Prices are quite reasonable and the bartenders seem to keep up with things. A nice bar with plenty of space. Hit it up.
Update: The last three times Iíve been here have been tainted by the unpleasantness of the bartender. That might not be harsh enough: the guyís an asshole. Overly defensive, arrogant, doesnít know how to pour beer - I could go on. Iíll still go to Barcade because itís sweet, but this dude is such a tool.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | October 26, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A fun place, all taps, with the aforementioned dinosaur video games. A good selection of brews. I enjoyed this place, even though it was packed. Visited in Nov. 2006.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 25, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of a kind place. Packed the place can fit about 200 people with about 25 seats max. Prepare to stand-up if you go on a busy week-end night. As the name suggests the place is filled with old but functional arcade games. Must be very cool to be there on a quiet after-noon and hear all the ďbleep-bleep-blongĒ of the old days. As for me I was there on a week-end night and the place gets very packed with early 20s people and plays very loud heavy-rock music. Iíd even say that on busy nights it is probably be unpleasant to the older beer-geeks. Beer selection is about 25 taps including 1 cask. Mostly good and unusual stuff from local and non-local micros. No big beers again, mostly 5% to 7% stuff. Service is the bar kind of be-happy-when-someone-finally-serves-you. I really enjoyed the place but next time I go back there Iíll go in the after-noon or very early evening.
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