Barcade | Brooklyn, New York
RateBeer
Places > United States > New York > Brooklyn

Barcade
Excellent based on 90 ratings
Type: Bar

388 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211 [ print map ]
718 302 6464

barcadebrooklyn.com | facebook | twitter

Hours: M-F 4pm to 4 am Sat 2 pm to 4 am


Mayor: mansquito (6) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 0


Barcade

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here



Beer Available At Barcade (arranged by most recent)
Greenport Harbor Gobsmacked IPA , Ninkasi Believer Double Red 95, Victory White Monkey 95, Other Half Lembeek 86 , Sixpoint Barrel-Aged 3Beans 83, Singlecut Kim 73, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 93, Sixpoint Encore 64, Victory V Lager 40, Singlecut Eric More Cowbell! Milk Stout , Climax Snow Plow , Victory Fall Bockwards 48, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Brooklyn Fire & Ice 92, Captain Lawrence Black & White IPA , Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Kuhnhenn Fluffer Gone Wild 82, Founders BoylíRmaykíR 80, Founders Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 94, Founders Backstage Series #4: Frangelic Mountain Brown 98
More Beers Available Here
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags



90 reviews for Barcade
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  75%
 Selection  81%
 Food  57%
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
90+
80
70
60
50-
Rating Distribution


80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 4, 2013
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (732) Pennsylvania | July 14, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 9, 2005
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (606) The íSham, England | September 30, 2012
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (574) London, England | September 15, 2009| Updated April 23, 2010
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (541) Toronto, Ontario | January 8, 2008
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2006
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 26, 2006
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (497) Leawood, Kansas | January 14, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
Visited as last stop of an all-day pub crawl of Brooklyn. I had read about this place in advance, and on paper it seemed to be right up my alley - killer beer selection along with old school video games. The reality did not disappoint, really a cool and quirky place. It was a bit noisy, even with a lighter crowd - but most of that was down to the music and ambient video game background. Next time I am going to make this my first stop!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | October 26, 2008
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.

<< first< prev1-10next >last >>
What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In



Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

WiFi
Children
Patio
Proper Glassware
Seasonals
Real Ales
Singles
Growlers
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50