Barcade | Brooklyn, New York
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Excellent based on 101 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: M-Th 4pm to 4 am, F 2pm to 4am, Sat-Sun 12 pm to 4 am

Mayor: hivemind (5) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 0


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Beer Available At Barcade (arranged by most recent)
Middle Ages Dragonslayer Imperial Stout 95, Founders RŁbśus 90, Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA 99, Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Pale Joe , Braven Bushwick Pils , Rogue Beard Beer 63, Singlecut Billy Half-Stack IPA 86, Port Jeff Cold North Wind 58, Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel 97, Bear Republic Heritage Ale - Barrel Aged 88, Gun Hill Barrel Aged Void of Light
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101 reviews for Barcade
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  75%
 Selection  81%
 Food  57%
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

KyotoLefty  (582) Kyoto, Japan | August 22, 2014
Cool place. Friendly bartenders and customers. Went in alone but had a nice chat with some folks. Very good selection of draught beers. Served in good condition. Did not play any games, but would like to do so someday. I liked this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (433) Toronto, Ontario | May 1, 2014
Dickinsonbeer tipped us off about the Sunac grocery store around the corner where we grabbed sandwiches to bring with us since Barcade doesnít have food per se. Quite tasty! We sat at one of the few benches/booths just inside the door which worked well for eating. The atmosphere is pretty warehousey, with minimal decoration but it doesnít really need it either. Bathrooms are stickers and graffiti for the most part (though decently clean which was nice). They have a pretty solid tap list, with lots of local representation. Not many rarities during our visit, I had hoped for some leftovers from a special Mid West tap takeover earlier in the week but that was not to be. The games are the real stars of the show though, and they have a TON. It was quite busy on a Saturday night with short lineups for the more popular games. They still run at 25 cents a play which is cool. I played a few games of Double Dragon and some old school shooting game, but wasnít really in the mood for more. I liked the place but I think it would have been better suited to not being at the end of a fairly long drinking day. Will come back for more gaming!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | April 23, 2014
Cool place worth it for the video games alone but always a great selection of crafts here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr  (45) 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!!!!!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
cratez  (256) 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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1511) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton  (184) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
bob_w  (52) 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.

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