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Barcade

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

128 Ratings
Ratings: 128
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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(Place added by: slander)
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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

Saisons-of-the-Abyss, Sep 07, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%

dangelop, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

diamondlie, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ColForbinBC, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JoeMans, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ant4711, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Tschnab, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

pisano, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Halfbrother83, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hirshi, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SkiBum22, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sourdog, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Phigg1102, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

cck5, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

nickmantia, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Cath, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

tylergoov, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

yancot, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.64/5  rDev -15.3%

Hipster heaven! The wife and I decided to check out Barcade, one of the few Williamsburg-area beer bars we hadn't explored yet. I was lured by Bourbon County online but they did not have it tapped at the moment. Bummer.

The joint sits in a fancified part of Bklyn with lots of new condos. The exterior belies how cavernous Barcade really is inside. Coming from Manhattan, I was quite stunned at the amount of real estate here. Took me a while to figure out that Barcade stand for bar+arcade. D'oh! The wife had fun revisiting old games from the 80's; me, I didn't know a single one.

24 taps and a cask, including 2 exclusive drafts (one was out, Sixpoint Bolshoi). Lots of Bell's beers, such as Expedition, Java and Cherry as it coincided with the arrival of the brewery in NYC. Also Allagash Red Howes, Climax Cherry Snow Plow, Stone Matt's, a couple of Sixpoint brews... quite alright but not amazing, so I went for a bourbon (Blanton's rules)

Service was classic W'burg hipster: that I-am-standing-right-in-front-of-you-not-giving-a-fuck-and -talking-to-my-friends-because-I-am-a-hipster-bartender attitude. Thank goodness for yoga or I would slap one of these tenaciously annoying, cooler-than-thou folks.

Not bad prices, great atmosphere. But other than that, I much prefer Mug's, dba, Torst and other beer bars in the area.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hoppymcgee, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

-NESTO-, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JLapadura, Nov 01, 2013
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Barcade in Brooklyn, NY
95 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.