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Bar, Eatery

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

(718) 302-6464 | map
barcadebrooklyn.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
153
pDev:
8.64%
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Reviews by TheDeuce:
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TheDeuce from New York

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Barcade...

Atmosphere-old dive bar, warehouse feel, lots of wood, bar is nice, all draft based with chips for food. Of course the machines are cool, I really like the wood panels in between the machines to rest your beer on.

Quality-nice mix of local (Sixpoint, Brooklyn, etc.) with some good travellers like Victory and Stoudt's, all beers served well. Maybe a little expensive at $6 a pint, but quality is good.

Service-bartenders are no-nonsense, but beers were served right. One did a nice job of breaking up a fight.

Selection-see above, again nice mix of local and outliers.

Food-nothing but chips and jerky, good munchies.

Value-beers are somewhat expensive, games are a quarter apiece.

One last thing, this bar had the potential to be incredible in terms of the arcade scene, but while the games are cheap the vast majority have some sort of control issue, I wish they were better about that. Reduced what could have been amazing to something that was fun once but one I probably won't seek out again.

Mar 09, 2010
More User Reviews:
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cratez from Canada

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

What I had: Carton Something Like Sandy and Sixpoint Mad Scientist Series Graetzer on tap, Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pick Ale on cask, sample of Port Jeff Fresh Hop Ale, a few white wines for my girl, beer nuts to snack on.
What I liked: Dark and dingy vibe works well with the arcade theme, lots of schwag available, very good style variation on the draught list, friendly bartender made great recos and was happy to provide samples, had a fun time blasting away outlaws while quaffing our drinks, prices are reasonable for the area.
What I disliked: Like many NYC bars they don’t serve food, but we snagged some pizza slices nearby so it wasn’t that big of a deal.
Would I go back? Yes. This was the best bar that we visited in Brooklyn. Worth a crawl whether you’re a beer geek, gamer, or both.
Overall Rating: 84

Jan 29, 2020
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jguzman718 from New York

4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

finally beat Final Fight there after 25 years or so

Dec 21, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Apr 17, 2018
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heymikew from California

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 27, 2017
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paulish from New York

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

Feb 01, 2017
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 24, 2017
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smithj4 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jul 14, 2016
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elamb106 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

May 11, 2016
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

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

Jan 11, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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

Dec 30, 2015
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NeoClassicist from Texas

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.

Oct 19, 2015
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lauad from New York

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

Sep 28, 2015
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mltobin from Connecticut

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

Apr 17, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

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

Apr 14, 2015
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Spreetaper from New York

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

Feb 27, 2015
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benzalman from California

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

Feb 17, 2015
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TheHip-HopMobBarley from New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Feb 13, 2015
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ChipChaight from New York

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

Jan 25, 2015
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

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

Jan 16, 2015
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MichaelLamb from New York

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

Dec 23, 2014
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pjkelley82 from New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Dec 04, 2014
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pjs234 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Oct 29, 2014
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HaoleToYou from Hawaii

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Oct 10, 2014
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Srkolodn from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Oct 04, 2014
Barcade in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 153 ratings