Barcade

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

104 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
146
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

388 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3429
United States

(718) 302-6464 | map
www.barcadebrooklyn.com

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Photo of Todd
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Barcade is the most unique and kick-ass beer bar in the area. 24 American beer on draft, no bottles, and a beer engine for cask offerings. We're talking a straight-up beer bar with excellent support for the local beer scene, which is something that I didn't see enough of during a recent trip to Brooklyn.

No real food, just chips and jerky from behind the bar, but you come to Barcade for the beer and ... video games! The bare, unfinished open-space interior is like a dank warehouse, but packed with loads of vintage arcade games that line the walls! Freagin' classic idea! 25 cents a pop. Old-school-style. They've even built make-shift wooden beer benches in-between each game so you can rest your pint of American beer while you're kicking some 80's ass!

Barcade should be at the top of you list if you're visiting the area, and make sure you ask your mom for a buck (you can get change at the bar).

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Photo of Jason
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Let's note that the area that Barcade is located is a bit shady ... I swear I heard someone scream out "Warriors come out and Play-ayyy!" before we entered. Barebones garage / warehouse look, lots of vintage video games ... awesome touch by having 2-by-4's in-between each game to rest your beer on. About 24 brewed on tap with one cider ... all are American craft, one cask within the mix. Some specials on as well; Heavyweight Cinged Hammer, Southampton Grand Cru & Blue Point Imp Stout on cask. Most were from the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

By far the most interesting concept for a beer bar I have ever seen, video games and great beer ... what else could you ask for!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 54V4G3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Came here once just for the video games. Just as well, because in my hour and a half I don't think I spoke to anyone who worked here.

The video games are worth a separate review, but they're the real draw.

Glancing up occasionally at the beer list it seemed great, lots of weird, offbeat choices. Too bad I never got the inclination to approach what seemed like chilly staff.

I'd go back here if I was with a group.

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Photo of lauad
2.93/5  rDev -31.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of slasich
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of pjs234
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Srkolodn
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Great Vibe Cool Bartenders.

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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
5/5  rDev +16.8%

The selection is fantastic here. I never tried the cocktails or food (do they really serve food? Maybe, but I never noticed.) But the beers are great, for a decent price. And of course the retro games and atmosphere are fun. Just beware of how crowded it gets on weekends.

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Photo of dangelop
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of diamondlie
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Barcade in Brooklyn, NY
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.