Barcade

388 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211
bar  4.65/5.0 105 reviews
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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | March 20, 2008
A lovely place, though their selection is not always the best. But their prices certainly are, and theyíve also got great service, ambiance, and, well, tons of video games.
56
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
TBone  (266) Pori, Finland | March 13, 2008
Beerwise looks extremely good, many fine American micros on tap. As for drinking and enjoying and rating I donít think much worse place. Service was average, nothing to complain, but it was too dark, too much noise with drunken youth and music.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
dmac  (35) Toms River, New Jersey | February 21, 2008
If you like draft beer then this is the place for you. The beer: lots and lots of taps, 24 I believe. The place: converted garage with lots of classic arcade games that is big open and empty unless full of people. The cost:very reasonable to hey thats all for a round in NY? Overall: This is one kick ass place, arcade games for a quarter, pints for $5.00 with special releases and high octane stuff slightly higher but clearly listed. Service was good and quick on an early Saturday evening and my only complaint is that I couldnít stick around longer. This is a must go spot if your looking to let your hair down, play some games and drink some beers.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Chapel  (40) Levittown, New York | February 12, 2008| Updated October 26, 2009
This place is a great time, even if it isnít the best rating condition. Then again, I do not represent that average interests of a ratebeerian so I can understand how others may not like Barcade. The general ambiance is one of an after hours concert with a lot of the general graffiti that goes with it. However, surrounding the bar is a massive collection of old arcade machines which remain in their unmodified, $0.25 to play state. This, is practically unheard of in modern arcades. Hell, even games that a $0.50 to play are getting rarer. Beer selection is generally good, especially if you get them on one of their events. The only downside, which for many is a crippling flaw, is that it can get massively crowded there later at night. My advice, is that if you are going to go, get their early in happy hour. Beer will be cheaper and there wonít be as much of a crowd.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
yobdoog  (94) Kingston, New York | February 5, 2008
One of my favorite places. The place is enourmous so no matter how many people you never get cramped. The old school video games are definitely a blact from the past. The bartenders are always friendly and the owners are really nice guys. They usually donít have a problem giving you a sample of something you are unsure about. They hold really great events and beer release parties and you never know who will show up, such as the brewmasters of SH or others. Great hangout and awesome place.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (643) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
sheatripper  (13) Brooklyn, New York | December 31, 2007
Not much more I can add that hasnít been mentioned already. Fun place so long as itís not too jammed. Nice little outdoor seating space right outside the entrance, where you can have a beer with your dog. Extensive happy hour (5-8pm). Nice rotation of American micros. Best of all, plenty of classic 25 cent video arcade games in case you donít feel like socializizing or scribbling down tasting notes.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
slimchill  (88) Austin, Texas | September 24, 2007| Updated September 15, 2008
Fun fun fun place. Great selection of draught beers, very impressive. Service is okay but it was quite crowded. A little on the hipster side but definitely a good time. They had DFH Spirits.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | June 18, 2007
This place was awesome. Iím not really into the gaming thing, but it fit in well with this place. Only U.S. brews here, which was just fine with me. Some of the taps were rather common selections, but a couple of them were rare brews that I havenít seen anywhere before. Bartender was friendly and offered free 1 oz. tasters. Beer prices were very reasonable as well. Iíll definitely be back here!
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | May 29, 2007
This place all I can say is WOW, walk in and go WTF! not a big place but they had at least 30 old-school arcade games from when I was little all in a dimly lit bar. A big ass board will all the beers listed with a very impressive lineup up things like Allagash Musette, Southampton Baltic Porter and also Dogfish Headís, Vodka, Gin and Rum with Rogueís Rum also. They had beef jerky and chips to snack on as well.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 25, 2007
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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