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104 Reviews
Reviews: 104
Visits: 143
Avg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

388 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3429
United States
phone: (718) 302-6464

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barcadebrooklyn

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Reviews by rem5:
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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I came to Barcade for the winter beer night on thursday. This was my first time there. It wasnt too hard to get to, walked by it once though since there was no sign outside. I only realized it was the place when I saw the ROW of beer taps. Upon entering the establishment I was happily greeted by this nice doggy. He came up to me and licked my hand. Cute little bugger. The video games were a cool addition. Overall the atmosphere was real laid back.

On to the beer. Since this was the winter beer night there were lots of great beers on tap. I had the Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine, Pyramid Snow Cap, and the Sixpoint Express. I was impressed with the sixpoint and dogfish but the snowcap was terrible. Maybe its because its from seattle and the trip kinda killed it, or it could just be a really crappy beer. I reviewed it as well, so check my profile for more info. Other than that, the beers were served in the correct glassware, and service was quick. The bartender seemed knowledgeable and nice. I mainly went for the Sixpoint Grand Merlot Cask that was supposed to be on tap that night, however the other cask had not run out yet so I didnt get to have it. It was a little disappointing making the drive all the way out to brooklyn not to get the beer i was lookin for. The Sixpoint Express made up for it though. Damn tasty.

The following was on tap that night:

Chelsea Hoppy Holidays

Allagash Musette
Anchor Our Special Ale (2003)
Bell's Double Cream Stout
Climax Barley Wine 2006
Climax ESB
Doc's Draft Cider
Dogfish Head Au Courant 2004
Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine
Fisherman's Brew
Fisherman's Navigator
General Lafayette Chocolate Thunder Porter
Harpoon UFO
Heavyweight Baltus OVS
He Brew Jewbelation 2005
He Brew Jewbelation 2006
Magic Hat #9
Pyramid Snow Cap
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Sixpoint Express 2005
Sly Fox Oreillys Irish Stout
Southampton French Country Christmas Ale
Troegs Mad Elf
Victory Prima Pils
Weyerbacher Raspberry Imperial Stout

WOW, what a great list.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Great Vibe Cool Bartenders.

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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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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

It's a bar that's also an arcade. Get it? What more is there to say?

Fine. I can say a bit more. They have good prices on great beer (most beers are $6, many beers have over 90 on Beer Advocate. They've even had Bourbon County Stout on draft a few times!). I believe happy hour runs 7 days a week. Happy hour means beers are $1 cheaper. Marble Madness is a really fun game but I don't really want to promote it because I like how no one's ever playing it when I go there. It's also impossible to beat by level 4. Anyway, this place gets super crowded pretty early on Friday and Saturday nights, but during the day and during the week, it's a great, spacious place to chill out.

I come here 9 out of 10 times I'm in Williamsburg. You should too.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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