Bar, Eatery

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

(718) 302-6464 | map

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Ratings by elamb106:
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Rated by 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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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

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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Rated by 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
Rated: 4.13 by metter98 from New York

Apr 17, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by heymikew from California

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by GreesyFizeek from New York

Dec 30, 2015
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Reviewed by NeoClassicist from New York

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
Rated: 2.93 by lauad from New York

Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by mltobin from Connecticut

Apr 17, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by slasich from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Spreetaper from New York

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by benzalman from California

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 5 by TheHip-HopMobBarley from New York

Feb 13, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by ChipChaight from New York

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by MichaelLamb from New York

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by pjkelley82 from New York

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by pjs234 from Connecticut

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Srkolodn from New York

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by StephRai from New York

Sep 26, 2014
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Rated by MMarkMelly from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
Great Vibe Cool Bartenders.
Sep 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Saisons-of-the-Abyss from New York

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.
Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 4.44 by dangelop from New York

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by diamondlie from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Aug 21, 2014
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Reviewed by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

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.
Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JoeMans from New York

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Ant4711 from South Carolina

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Tschnab from New York

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by pisano from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Halfbrother83 from Illinois

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Hirshi from New York

Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jun 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by sourdog from California

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Phigg1102 from New York

May 23, 2014
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