Bar and Arcade
388 Union Ave (btwn Ainslie & Powers St), Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

The Original Arcade Bar


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    Justin T.
    "Bring quarters bc you'll wanna play miss pacman"(26 Tips)
    Contiki Holidays
    "Frogger is a lot harder than imagined and Tapper is a fun favourite."(12 Tips)
    Rick W.
    "Play some PacMan or DonkeyKong and try a Fransizkaner!"(9 Tips)
    Village Voice
    "Seek out our fav game, Rampage!"(9 Tips)
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  • arcade games
  • beer
  • quarter
  • video games
  • pacman
  • tapper
  • classic arcade games
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • hipster
  • breweries
  • casual
  • trendy
  • good for a late night
  • spacious
  • authentic
  • good for singles
  • pinball
  • great value
  • TVs
  • when we roam w.

    Bubble bobble- and the ninja turtles all night long!

  • Mike O.

    The original Brooklyn beer-cade. Personally I think Two Bits in LES has better games, but the beer selection at Barcade is hard to beat.

    Mike O'Sullivan · 2 days ago
  • Hector T.

    The St. Marks venue has fighting game (Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat) -- which are NOT here. Beer selection is decent, but less fun vibe.

    Hector TheGreat · 2 days ago
  • Marc M.

    It's got all the social awkwardness of a middle school dance with the added bonus of great beer and fantastic beef jerky. Tap takeover nights are a real special treat.

    Marc Mayer · 4 days ago
  • Blixt

    Play games and drink beer.

    Blixt · 5 days ago
  • Fernando F.

    OMG, big selection of really old arcade machines! TMNT, Aliens vs. Predator, Galaga, NeoGeo, Punch Out, etc.!

    Fernando Figueroa · 1 week ago
  • Gothamist

    The weekly Williamsburg Craft Beer Crawl kicks off at Barcade. Enjoy plenty of craft beer and food at four bars in the neighborhood throughout the day. Cheers! Saturdays, Through 8/8, 12pm, $56. Read more

    Gothamist · 2 weeks ago
  • Chelsea R.

    Eater's Best Beer-Geek Bars: beer and arcade game mini-chain with some brewed on-site

    Chelsea Renaud · 3 weeks ago
  • Ange D.

    Marble madness and Tapper

    Ange Delgado · July 5
  • Lee L.

    Like being a kid again... that drinks craft beer.

    Lee Lawrence · June 29
  • Gothamist

    Home to 40 retro arcade games, including Pacman machines, the bar offers an extensive list of locally brewed brews with 25 beers on tap. Read more

    Gothamist · June 24
  • Sarah

    Good fun and good selection of beer. Just wish they had food besides bags of chips.

    Sarah · May 31
  • Amy S.

    Fun if you're looking for a loud, crowded environment on the weekend. Better for a group setting.

    Amy Shackelford · May 12
  • Meredith B.

    Drinks are strong and games are cheap. Relaxed crowd and was easy to grab a game without waiting.

  • Pramod P.

    The place pays classic arcade hits with American craft beer, for some, it's a dream come true.

    Pramod Pai · May 8
  • Venkatesh K. great beer selection...soo cute beer

  • Martha

    LOVE this place. i get my 80s arcade game groove on. bartenders are really nice too.

    Martha · May 4
  • Patrick V.

    Play Hat Trick with your Canadian bros

  • Ray Y.

    80's quarter crunchers and, like, rotating selection of 40+ beers?

    Ray Y · April 13
  • Boris J.

    Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet beer by yourself and a cheeky 80s arcade game, or down for some rowdy pre-gamers with beer and snacks, Barcade is a good time. Read more

    Boris Jones · April 8
  • Kien N.

    They have a neogeo arcade console that has a great selection of games!

    Kien Nguyen · March 25
  • Amy T.

    Delicious craft beers on tap. Bring quarters for the arcade games!

    Amy Tremmel · March 23
  • Pistacho M.

    Original, precios razonables y muy buen ambiente

    Pistacho Magenta · March 17
  • Chet M.

    Tons of fun. Good way to blow through quarters Cross section of the archetypical of the adult child hipster world.

    Chet Mancini · March 17
  • Edgar G.

    Great beer selection plus classic arcade games, what else could you ask for

    Edgar Gutierrez · February 19
  • Zack F.

    Awesome rotating drafts and top notch snacks. Go on like a Wednesday and you'll be able to play any game

    Zack Franciose · February 11
  • Peter K.

    Excellent for afternoon beers. Avoid during weekend nights.

    Peter Kelly · February 8
  • Thiago L.

    Doesn't take American Express

    Thiago Lins · February 5
  • Solario

    Perfect in every way. Amazing, niche silver age arcade game selection and top notch local beer list.

    Solario · January 17
  • Jim M.

    Top level beer selection- awesome place 🌟

  • Kevin R.

    The original Barcade. It could get crowded, but there is always a great beer selection and all the classic arcade games.

    Kevin Rickert · January 10
  • William H.

    Beer and arcade games. Its in the name.

    William Huba · December 31, 2014
  • Obed

    Large beer and game selection! If it's too far, check out the location near NayU.

    Obed · December 27, 2014
  • Bahadır

    İçin için, içtiğiniz kadar ödeyin.

    Bahadır · December 19, 2014
  • Brigitte P.

    Most of the games suck and some of the machines took my money :/

    Brigitte Perez · December 14, 2014
  • Faya F.

    Ones you try it you will never stop going back...

    Faya Faye · December 2, 2014
  • Mohammed C.

    Very few 1 v. 1 games in case it's a date night and you want to competitively destroy your female company.

    Mohammed C. · December 1, 2014
  • Stephanie Q.

    Make sure to get in some Frogger while trying some good beer on tap!

    Stephanie Quon · November 10, 2014
  • Duncan P.

    Great selection of craft beers and old school video games

    Duncan PJ · November 9, 2014
  • Paul K.

    Arcade games, draft beers

    Paul Kernfeld · November 8, 2014
  • Jeff N.

    Props for having that Atari fire truck game.  Seeing that again blew my mind.  Worth a rainy day visit to time travel.   

    Jeff NYC · November 8, 2014
  • riley f.

    great selection of craft beers and ARCADE GAMES. what more could you want in life? I would spend all my free time (and laundry money) here if I lived in the area!

    riley foster · November 7, 2014
  • Carla M.

    Fun place, really fun idea, really packed on a Saturday night.

    Carla Moy · November 6, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Great selection of craft beers..

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · November 6, 2014
  • Jeff K.

    Amazing beer selection!

    Jeff Kao · October 30, 2014
  • Jeff K.

    They have one in the East Village now.

    Jeff Kao · October 30, 2014
  • ImSo_Brooklyn


    ImSo_Brooklyn · October 19, 2014
  • Jeffrey K.

    Centipede game is the best. Good beer selection, also.

    Jeffrey Kao · October 15, 2014
  • L B.

    Alcohol and old school video games! What more do u need

    L Brady · October 11, 2014
  • Rachel W.

    Play the original Budweiser Tapper game. None of that watered down Root Beer nonsense.

    Rachel W. · October 9, 2014

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