Barcade | Brooklyn, New York
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Barcade
Excellent based on 88 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


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


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Beer Available At Barcade (arranged by most recent)
Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 90, Other Half Lembeek 86 , Sixpoint Encore 64, Victory V Lager 40, Singlecut Eric More Cowbell! Milk Stout , Climax Snow Plow , Victory Fall Bockwards 49, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Brooklyn Fire & Ice 91, Captain Lawrence Black & White IPA , Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Kuhnhenn Fluffer Gone Wild 82, Founders BoylíRmaykíR 78, Founders Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 93, 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 93, Dogfish Head Firefly Ale 79, Perennial Violet 92
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88 reviews for Barcade
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  75%
 Selection  81%
 Food  57%
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
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70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan  (29) New Jersey | October 29, 2005
this place is cavernous and dark, which isnít too common for fancy beer bars. I loved the old school video games b/c they are the only ones Iím good at/remember. the music selection is good "neuvo wave" (that new style that is repackaged 80s music), but it bounces off the walls too much. the beer selection is very good, but they served me a SH imperial stout ice cold. lots of cute Williamsburg indie nerd chickies, so if youíre single, help one pick a brew!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr  (17) Glenville, New York | April 5, 2014
Just donít ask for change of a 20 to get quarters....almost lost my head....Love the atmosphere...all games and very urban/graffiti. Selection is great, and constantly changing, almost always has one cask offering. They should throw a barmaid in to walk around an offer to get you more drinks so you donít have to ask a friend while you are hammering away on Rampage!!!!!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
DocFi  (15) , Australia | February 8, 2014
This place is genius. It gives women a justification to drink great beer and hang around without being picked up. The industrial look is excellent, the vibe great. Music not too loud. The bar staff helpful and deserving of a good tip. I really enjoyed drinking here and will be back. As a 40 something female. Good stuff.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (185) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2013| Updated December 30, 2013
When I visited: Late September 2013. What I had: Carton Something Like Sandy and Sixpoint Mad Scientist Series Graetzer on tap, Cape Ann Fishermanís Pick Ale on cask, sample of Port Jeff Fresh Hop Ale, a few white wines for my girl, beer nuts to snack on. What I liked: Dark and dingy vibe works well with the arcade theme, lots of schwag available, very good style variation on the draught list, friendly bartender made great recos and was happy to provide samples, had a fun time blasting away outlaws while quaffing our drinks, prices are reasonable for the area. What I disliked: Like many NYC bars they donít serve food, but we snagged some pizza slices nearby so it wasnít that big of a deal. Would I go back? Yes. This was the best bar that we visited in Brooklyn. Worth a crawl whether youíre a beer geek, gamer, or both. Overall Rating: 84
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1180) 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  (720) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton  (155) London, England | July 14, 2013
Visited on 5th July 2013. Large open-plan bar with a difference. An amusement arcade with a bar! Lively and vibrant - boisterous clientele. Extensive range of craft beers from across the States, brewers seen on this visit included Anderson Valley, Sixpoint, Redstone, North Coast, Chelsea, Rogue and Avery. Although I found this venue noisier than many others visited on this trip, I liked the vibe. Staff were friendly, even the bouncers who made a joke of IDíing me on entry although I do not appear remotely under 21:) I would not finish a crawl in this bar but would gladly re-visit as part of one.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 4, 2013| Updated July 7, 2013
friendly staff, good music, canít really find a better selection of american craft beers any other nyc bar, though a few do rival (pony, tap room, et al). they seem very community minded, hosting fundraiser and events.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (225) Denville, New Jersey | March 15, 2013
Definitely a nice concept and a fun place. Itís a little unusual for some...especially if you are not into the games...but the staff is great and the beer selection very strong. Iím not going to say this is a "go out of your way place"...but definitely check it out if in the area.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose  (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | March 11, 2013
small crowd at about 5pm on a gloomy friday. laid back vibe while playing old arcade games. dollar off drafts during happy hour provided for a lot of $5 pints, not bad for NYC. big high ceiling. nice lookin place. some kind of peculiar torture chamber in the ceiling. would happily return. tight place.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena  (37) Atlanta, Georgia | February 23, 2013
Awesome concept, awesome execution,...crazy crowded. Its a good time though and they have some great beers. Just so many people.

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