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Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Barcade

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
96
world-class

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
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
148
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by shapudding:
Photo of shapudding
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Strolling down the street my crew almost walked past the entrance until I grabbed them. You walk into what seems a bit like an old warehouse -but smaller, the Blitheringidiot pointed out that it may have been an old movie theatre. We got there at a great time, just a few minutes before 7pm on a Saturday, so we got great seats at the bar and there was only about 12 customers in there at that time. Cool, beaten up old building, with a bartop that looks like poured concrete with a few thick inches of paint on-top. 2 booths in the back. I counted 27 taps with a good amount of representation from VT, MA, and OR. -I do not remember seeing any macro-representation in there, but I really didn't take my eyes too far from the huge listing on the chalkboard with such great micros. There was also Dogfish Head honey brown rum -which is outstanding! -and DFH blue hen vodka, which was damn fine too. There is a chalkboard listing the high scores and scorers for the 20 video games that line the walls. And yep, there is a change machine to get your quarters at the end of the bar. The boys freaked out for the Frogger and DigDug, there is a Ms.Pacman that is on speed, and the BI and I did some drunk driving on the one car game! There are beer holders for you next to the games- well, wood slabs between them! There is also one pool table. This is just a fun place, with a good casual atmosphere. I did not see one kid in there, which is a huge plus. You get the fun of video games, amazing beer, good tunes in the background, and none of the chaos that you have to deal with when going to a Dave and Buster's or Jillian's.
Our bartender was Jon Miller, who was great about dealing with my crew's beergeeking on the brews, my asking about -well, everything. Great friendly and attentive service. Jon even called us a cab for us (man, that was interesting!!!)
(We did not ask about food, and I did not see anything mentioned.)
This is definately one I will have to come back to!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smithj4
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -32.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of slasich
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of pjs234
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Srkolodn
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Great Vibe Cool Bartenders.

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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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 +2.5%

Photo of diamondlie
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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