388 Union Ave (btwn Ainslie & Powers St), Brooklyn, NY 11211
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Celebrating American Craft Beer and Classic Arcade Games.


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  • "... quarters! Craft beers and classic arcade games. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out in the back is just..." (3 tips)
  • "... some quarters, and play Tapper. You'll never beat my high score but you..." (3 tips)
  • "... to play with? (Costs a quarter per game) A nerd's paradise!" (17 tips)
  • IFC

    The Barcade equation is simple and elegant: Vintage Arcade Games + Local Microbrews. Somebody get this guy the Field's Medal! - IFC Staff

    IFC · June 7, 2010
  • Bravo

    Craft beers and 80s arcade games. 'Nuff said. -Seth Caro, Top Chef Just Desserts

    Bravo · November 11, 2010
  • HuffPost

    Let your dog roam free inside this cavernous bar while you try your hand at Ms. Pac-Man. Read more

    HuffPost · August 10, 2010
  • Brew York

    Check out their incredibly selection of local and American craft beer, but watch the ABV - too many big beers will seriously reduce your ability to play the first round of Q-Bert or Marble Madness.

    Brew York · August 3, 2011
  • PUMA

    If you like American craft beer and classic arcade games you will be in heaven here!

    PUMA · March 18, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Classic arcade games, extensive beer selection and a fun atmosphere for you, your friends and your dog.

    The Corcoran Group · August 17, 2010
  • Chris O.

    Go for happy hour; all beers are $1 off, there's no wait for the video games, and hipsters with little knowledge or taste for beer aren't overrunning the place.

    Chris O. · March 10, 2009
  • Jennifer D.

    While the other gamers are waiting in line for Galaga, Tetris, and Ms. Pac-man, get a fancy beer, some quarters, and play Tapper. You'll never beat my high score but you can try.

    Jennifer D. · March 17, 2009
  • Untappd

    Great Craft Beer + Vintage Arcade Games = Win!

    Untappd · August 15, 2011
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a Captain Lawrence Fresh Chester pale ale and good luck getting to the kill screen in Donkey Kong.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
  • Crunch Gym

    Give yourself some credit – a thumb workout is serious business. The opposable thumb makes us humans more superior than any other species. How else are you going to check into your next location?

    Crunch Gym · August 30, 2010
  •  janelle g.

    don't like beer? try the Delaware iced tea, made with Dogfish head small-batch liquor.

     janelle g. · April 19, 2009
  • Anna S.

    Super Mario and Six Point. Made of win.

    Anna S. · April 1, 2009
  • Dan G.

    Go to Barcade and play Frogger till your eyes bleed.

    Dan G. · July 21, 2009
  • Julianne G.

    Fantastic draft menu. You will never leave.

    Julianne G. · April 1, 2010
  • Fredrik S.

    Nostalgic arcade trip. Played Rampage and drank beers from their wide selection

    Fredrik S. · December 22, 2009
  • Jill A.

    Perfect place to go when you get bored of drinking & playing video games at home.

    Jill A. · March 23, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Place to get Hammered and Eat a Man in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Seek out our fav game, Rampage!

    Village Voice · November 11, 2011
  • Men's Health Mag

    Kickball with a beer seem a bit sacreligious? Get over it. This bar lets you embrace your inner child—it’s stocked with vintage arcade games—while allowing you to keep a hand in your adult life.

    Men's Health Mag · November 10, 2011
  • David S.

    Beer+arcade games=awesomeness!!!

    David S. · June 22, 2010
  • Kelly R.

    Play Ladybug. I think it's way more fun than PacMan.

    Kelly R. · November 26, 2009
  • The Expendables 2

    Like to play hard and party hard? Check out BARCADE's Happy Hour Mon-Thurs, 5-8 and Fri-Sun 2-8! Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!

    The Expendables 2 · June 30, 2010
  • Stevie C.

    25 craft beers on tap and 80s style arcade games, what's not to love?! Also- Happy hour runs 2-8PM Saturdays and Sundays

    Stevie C. · January 31, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    You wont find a ton of seating at Barcade, but with over 40 arcade games lining the walls and 25 microbrewery beers on tap each night, the last thing you'll need is a chair.

    Serious Eats · November 15, 2013
  • Contiki Holidays

    Don't forget to bring your quarters! Frogger is a lot harder than imagined and Tapper is a fun favourite.

    Contiki Holidays · September 5, 2011
  • Ed M.

    Get there early, drink awesome beers and play Ms. Pacman before it gets too crowded

    Ed M. · July 16, 2009
  • Damon J.

    I prefer the cider, they have two kinds!

    Damon J. · April 8, 2010
  • Giovanni S.

    Go to Barcade and play Arkanoid!

    Giovanni S. · November 26, 2009
  • Ray L.

    Bring your laundry quarters! Craft beers and classic arcade games. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out in the back is just ferocious.

    Ray L. · February 14, 2013
  • Kellan E.

    Retro 80s arcade games, talk about never never land.

    Kellan E. · February 15, 2012
  •  janelle g.

    don't like crowds? try a school night instead of the weekends for maximum elbow room.

     janelle g. · October 16, 2011
  • Jack F.

    Punch Out!

    Jack F. · February 15, 2010
  • richard s.

    I finally understand Pac-Man thanks to Barcade.

    richard s. · December 27, 2009
  • Adam A.

    Qbert machine is hiding in the back between Smash TV and Final Fight! Don't use the left coin slot on it, you'll lose your quarter every time.

    Adam A. · October 6, 2012
  • Brooklyn365

    A high score on the big board... means you didn't score up in this place. Biatch.

    Brooklyn365 · April 16, 2011
  • Mark C.

    LOTS OF BEER + Galaga. Why not?!

    Mark C. · October 16, 2010
  • Rhiannon

    Mixing video games and drinking sounds like the best.

    Rhiannon · June 30, 2010
  • Rick W.

    Best BKLYN bar in my experience while living there! Play some PacMan or DonkeyKong and try a Fransizkaner! :)

    Rick W. · April 24, 2010
  • Peter "Fitz" F.

    To defeat the Bald Bull - wait until his eyes turn yellow then dodge right and knockout punch him.

    Peter "Fitz" F. · February 19, 2010
  • tef .

    bartender will happily point out if you're on fire. very helpful

    tef 👻. · November 23, 2013
  • Jeremy G.

    Try a Fishermans Brew. Great beer

    Jeremy G. · December 26, 2012
  • Robert G.

    Don't bang on the screen of the game when you lose, you will be given a warning

    Robert G. · August 23, 2012
  • Andrew M.

    Tapper is the best game. The joystick moves infinitely vertical.

    Andrew M. · February 22, 2012
  • EchoDA

    Alcohol and video games, together? Yes. For a very fun night out.

    EchoDA · February 15, 2012
  • Urban Oyster

    Believe us – Contra is a much harder game than you remember. It's basically unplayable without unlimited lives. Read more

    Urban Oyster · July 18, 2011
  • Amanda

    Beware of Tapper hogs! (including myself)

    Amanda · March 4, 2011
  • Gary H.

    Ashley smellz

    Gary H. · October 9, 2010
  • Aryan J.

    Imagine delicious local beer (no Budweiser, Heineken, and other crap here) mixed with your favorite 80s arcades (Punch-Out!!!, Contra, Tapper, Rampage, Tetris, Q-Bert, 1943, and more). That's Barcade.

    Aryan J. · August 25, 2010
  • Cody W.

    the BEST reason to go to Brooklyn!

    Cody W. · July 2, 2010
  • Karen S.

    SO MUCH FUN - 40+ microbrews, tons of old school video arcade games for a quarter and a very cool laid back vibe. Located in hipster central williamsburg but don't hold that against it! :)

    Karen S. · March 18, 2010

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