Barcade

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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%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 153 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by codewarrior:
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codewarrior from New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Barcade is a tale of 2 bars. On a weekday night, there is no better place to be than barcade. The huge space, old games, and amazing selection of tappers and casks makes it an ideal spot to hang-out. On a weekend night, the place is packed to unreasonable levels with teeming hipsters (which, to a hipster ... is about the worst thing for a bar to be packed with). A tuesday/wednesday evening is the ideal time to hit-up barcade.

A: Billy-berg gentrification sheik at it's finest.

Q: This would be a 5, if they didn't have Off-Road and other amazing games in the back left-corner of the bar, piled-up and broken, taunting you with their amazingness ... yet unplayable.

S: Barmen are great, if you're local and regular. After 10 or 20 visits, you get amazing service ... first 5 or so times ... be ready to wait. Welcome to Brooklyn.

F: I'm pretty sure they don't have a kitchen, or any food.

V: By New York standards, this place is cheap, by Brooklyn standards, it's reasonable. Cheaper than Macri Park down the block, more expensive than Duck Duck in the triangle (between bushwick/williamsberg/bed-stuy).

Brooklyn brewery, captain lawrence and six-points all do tastings and events here periodically ... worth a look.

Sep 24, 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