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BA SCORE
96
world-class

103 Reviews
Reviews: 103
Visits: 141
rAvg: 4.32
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: 103 | Visits: 141
Reviews by shapudding:
Photo of shapudding
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Strolling down the street my crew almost walked past the entrance until I grabbed them. You walk into what seems a bit like an old warehouse -but smaller, the Blitheringidiot pointed out that it may have been an old movie theatre. We got there at a great time, just a few minutes before 7pm on a Saturday, so we got great seats at the bar and there was only about 12 customers in there at that time. Cool, beaten up old building, with a bartop that looks like poured concrete with a few thick inches of paint on-top. 2 booths in the back. I counted 27 taps with a good amount of representation from VT, MA, and OR. -I do not remember seeing any macro-representation in there, but I really didn't take my eyes too far from the huge listing on the chalkboard with such great micros. There was also Dogfish Head honey brown rum -which is outstanding! -and DFH blue hen vodka, which was damn fine too. There is a chalkboard listing the high scores and scorers for the 20 video games that line the walls. And yep, there is a change machine to get your quarters at the end of the bar. The boys freaked out for the Frogger and DigDug, there is a Ms.Pacman that is on speed, and the BI and I did some drunk driving on the one car game! There are beer holders for you next to the games- well, wood slabs between them! There is also one pool table. This is just a fun place, with a good casual atmosphere. I did not see one kid in there, which is a huge plus. You get the fun of video games, amazing beer, good tunes in the background, and none of the chaos that you have to deal with when going to a Dave and Buster's or Jillian's.
Our bartender was Jon Miller, who was great about dealing with my crew's beergeeking on the brews, my asking about -well, everything. Great friendly and attentive service. Jon even called us a cab for us (man, that was interesting!!!)
(We did not ask about food, and I did not see anything mentioned.)
This is definately one I will have to come back to! (1,982 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Great Vibe Cool Bartenders. (27 characters)

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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. (272 characters)

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (747 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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96 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.