Warehouse feel, thatís for sure. High ceilings, brick wall, concrete floor and rather dim lighting. The arcade games are not my thing but didnít bother me since I focused on the great selection of draft beer. I got half pour and staff was knowledgeable and service minded. Loved the rock music and the atmosphere this early Tuesday evening. And, good beers to! (Visited June 21st 2016)
One of 3 Barcadeís...all of which are very good. You have to love the vintage video games. The beer selections are always strong and always include nice selections of regional craftbeers. Barcade is definitely a place to hangout with some friends in the evening or try a few beers alone at a quieter time. Check it out when in JC.
Quirky joint in Jersey City. What a freakiní dilemma. Should I A) order a Red Barn on tap, B) spend the first five minutes taking in the all Jersey has to offer in the voyeur department, or C) get straight into a game of Joust, Galaga, or Tempest?? Decent tap list, friendly staff, and a whole lot to of peripheral attractions to keep the mind occupied.
Visited on 4/30/13.
A: Wide open old brick style building, has that warehouse type feel with the high, steel beamed ceilings and brick walls, roll up garage doors in the front. Wide open floorplan with several tables scattered throughout and a bar that can hold about 14-16 people. about 30 vintage video games lined two corners of the building.
Q: They offered some really good selections when I was there including Habanero Sculpin and Victory Double Simcoe on mangoes (cask),a nice variety of good beers.
S: The bartender was knowledgable and waiting for a beer didnt take too long. Beers served at proper temperatures and glassware.
S: Decent selection that covered many various styles..hard to find a horrible beer on their menu but some plain average beers strewn within some really decent beers.
F: The food selection is weird pub fare food. Tried the pulled pork/mac n cheese sandwich...very bland.
V: Well, given the fact that it is NYC area, expect to pay NYC type prices of 7/8 dollars per pint.
Overall, a pretty fun place to go...wouldnt want to be there when it is crowded or overly loud but we had plenty of access to the bar, TVs and games. A fun place especially if oyu love classic video games.
Ambiance-wise, it is just like all the one in Brooklyn (video games and beer). Its a fun concept. Probably the best tap list in Jersey City of any of the places Iíve been. You see locals and interesting beers move through here regularly.