Barcade

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BA SCORE
95
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104 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(718) 302-6464 | map
www.barcadebrooklyn.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
148
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smithj4
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of dangelop
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of diamondlie
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Barcade in Brooklyn, NY
4.28 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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