Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Barcade

Not Rated.
BarcadeBarcade
Grab a complimentary copy of BeerAdvocate magazine here while supplies last.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

104 Reviews
Reviews: 104
Visits: 145
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 | map
www.barcadebrooklyn.com

Notes:
Place added by: slander

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 104 | Visits: 145
Reviews by soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

So let me get this straight: there's a place where I can sip on craft beer for only 5 bucks a pint while playing the original Donkey Kong for only 25 cents a game?

Sign me up.

This place is very, very rad. The beer selection is very good, if not great, and the arcade game selection is incredible. They have 25 taps - you can check to see what they have on their website - but it's safe to say they have something for just about anyone, but no Belgians, if memory serves me correctly (but that area is already well-covered by Spuyten Duyvil and Mugs, just a few blocks away). They mostly offer local or nearly-local beers covering a range of styles, and they're pretty darn cheap. Definitely check it out, it's a genuinely entertaining place for good beer.

 762 characters

More User Reviews:
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.

 419 characters

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.

27 characters

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.

 272 characters

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%

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.

 747 characters

Photo of JoeMans
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Barcade in Brooklyn, NY
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.