Barcade

Barcade

Bar and Arcade$$$$
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WSeptember 16, 2014
    Awesome. Craft beer and bubble bobble. You can't go wrong. Bathroom is kinda scary though. There's a locked door within the men's room's stall. I believe that's where they keep the evil hipsters.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 4, 2014
    The extras make the place such a good time, including 35 classic quarter machines (Contra, Donkey Kong, Marble Madness) and excellent events including full tap takeovers by top-notch breweries Read more
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Craft brews and vintage 1980s arcade games are a pretty flawless combo, as well as a reminder that a great bar is about more than just the names on the tap handles. Read more
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayJanuary 21, 2013
    Get $20 in quarters and blow it all away on some of the toughest games ever. Smash TV, Paperboy, Donkey Kong, Qbert, Tapper, and so much more. Be sure to have a Fishermens Brew at hand at all times.
  • James M.
    James MarshallOctober 16, 2015
    What's not to love about vintage video games and a well curated craft beer list. It's that simple and a great way to spend an evening. Wished they opened earlier is my only quibble.
  • Olisa A.
    Olisa AdgerMarch 9, 2013
    If you're an 80s baby u will love this place. All the arcade games from back in the day. Oh yeah, great beer selection, too. Nice bartenders, helped clueless me choose the perfect beer.
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAFebruary 16, 2012
    If the food is not the most important part of the evening.... along with good little plates and beers, this place's speciality are the arcade games along the walls! For a good night out with friends
  • Vuk M.
    Vuk MilanovicOctober 21, 2015
    Very cool concept that is nicely executed. Most games are a quarter value (not actual quarters, but tokens you get by exchanging dollar bills). Great craft beer selection! Few seating options.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CawthonJuly 24, 2016
    The draft list is a feat of bar-management expertise, and the selection of games includes the best fighter out there, MKII. Just make sure you have cash for tokens!
  • Will S.
    Will SchollAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Arcade games and craft beer. Huge space, close to the train and diner. One of the better bars in the area. Always like checking out the rotating beer list.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SSeptember 30, 2011
    Love this place! I always make sure to go by or a visit when in NYC. Tons of craft beers on tap and all your fav 80s arcade machines at 80s prices!! (25 cents a play!)
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerJuly 31, 2015
    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.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great craft beer selection, every few Thursdays they have a special brewery night with most taps pouring drinks from that brewer. Change machine is around the bar for games.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaDecember 16, 2016
    Good selection of craft beers on tap. They also have a few ciders and meads. The machines work on tokens and NOT quarters.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaSeptember 1, 2014
    An awesome concept, with great beer and drink selections, but its main draw (the arcade) is mostly beat up machines that don't play well with a glaring lack of pinball machines.
  • Paddy
    PaddyJanuary 1, 2014
    Fun place to drink on a night out. Beers or cocktails while playing old favourites like Rampage, Ms. Pacman and Frogger.
  • Stefano C.
    Stefano CalzolariOctober 2, 2014
    Amazing place packed with arcade games and a great beer selection. Bring some $25c and try out Rampage or Tetris.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJuly 15, 2015
    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
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is busiest on Fri & Sat nights, as expected. But it's rarely utilized for day time revelry. You have the pick of the litter when the sun is up. No waiting. Happy hour doesn't hurt either.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurFebruary 2
    Perhaps true solitude is achieved by gamers who become so completely absorbed in their simulated worlds that they fully tune out the real world. There’s only one way to find out. Barcade. Read more
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkAugust 3, 2011
    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.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 24, 2015
    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
  • raymondweil
    raymondweilOctober 20, 2011
    Bask in this cavernous, industrial-chic spot with American craft beer and an eclectic lineup of classic arcade games—everything from Centipede to Galaga. Be Independent.
  • Derf M.
    Derf MagazineFebruary 20, 2013
    Our dog just pooped and no dirty looks except from a few Huff Post people. We sent them a variety of local microbrews and picked up the poo. All good.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    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.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestAugust 5, 2016
    This is for "The Fun Guy that Won't Judge You For Shopping Primarily Out of Your Brother's Closet." Barcade is the perfect spot to break the ice and his fragile masculinity by winning Donkey Kong. Read more
  • Boris J.
    Boris JonesApril 8, 2015
    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
  • Aryan J.
    Aryan JAugust 25, 2010
    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.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    Vintage arcade games and plenty of delicious beer on draft. What more can you want? Give it rating: http://bit.ly/1gk9a5g
  • Bill C.
    Bill CauchoisApril 12, 2014
    Between "Crystal Castles" and "OutRun", this bar has no fewer than two videogames which have inspired electronic music artists.
  • riley s.
    riley starshipNovember 7, 2014
    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!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertJanuary 10, 2015
    The original Barcade. It could get crowded, but there is always a great beer selection and all the classic arcade games.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your laundry quarters! Craft beers and classic arcade games. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out in the back is just ferocious.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 17, 2015
    Tons of fun. Good way to blow through quarters Cross section of the archetypical of the adult child hipster world.
  • Zack F.
    Zack FrancioseFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome rotating drafts and top notch snacks. Go on like a Wednesday and you'll be able to play any game
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziSeptember 19, 2014
    Really nice place with lots of old arcade games, if you like arcades then it's definitely worth a visit.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanAugust 1, 2015
    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.
  • James D.
    James DeLayoSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer at great prices and .25¢ arcade games! Try the Cask!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MerzMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Special event nights have some of the best beer line-ups in town. These guys are OGs of NYC craft beer.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 17, 2010
    Classic arcade games, extensive beer selection and a fun atmosphere for you, your friends and your dog.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JordanAugust 11, 2014
    Needs pinball, but a nice variety of games/cabinets. Of course they have change machines. Decently large selection of drinks. Obviously can get packed.
  • Akira
    AkiraApril 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent selection of beer on tap and pretty balanced game collection, although it used to be better when this was the only Barcade.
  • Amen
    AmenFebruary 28, 2012
    The Best place for a cute retro date over arcade games and beer. The Worst place for sitting down and getting cosy, as it is often SRO.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AlixOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyNovember 12, 2012
    Bar + Arcade = Barcade. Is there anything else you need to know? Excellent choice if you really don't feel like having a conversation with the people you're with.
  • Tara R.
    Tara ReedJanuary 13, 2013
    Handy drink holders between each game so you can drink n play!! What more do you need?!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "Long before That ‘70s Show was a show, it was, in fact, my life. (Just substitute central Indiana for Wisconsin.) So you can imagine how pleased I was upon the opening of Barcade, a cavernous..." Read more
  • Penn M.
    Penn MarchaelAugust 14, 2016
    Video games! Great classic arcade games and you can drink, it gets crowded on the weekends though.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SweeneyMarch 18, 2010
    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! :)
  • Hector
    HectorAugust 1, 2015
    The St. Marks venue has fighting game (Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat) -- which are NOT here. Beer selection is decent, but less fun vibe.
  • Solario
    SolarioJanuary 17, 2015
    Perfect in every way. Amazing, niche silver age arcade game selection and top notch local beer list.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MarcedaMay 28, 2012
    Try the Founders Cerise. Ale brewed with cherries only slightly tart and not too sweet. Perfect summer beer.
  • Chelsea G.
    Chelsea GarberMarch 10, 2013
    Try the Blue Point Imperial Sour Cherry Stout, delicious and the glass will make you feel fancy.
  • Trevor
    TrevorMarch 12, 2013
    It's more about the bar than the 'cade with its unremarkable selection of 1980s and early 1990s arcade machines. On the plus side, most plays are great value at just 25c.
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 8, 2015
    The place pays classic arcade hits with American craft beer, for some, it's a dream come true. http://freshnyc.com/bars-nightlife/classic-arcades-craft-beer-barcade
  • Orion
    OrionApril 8, 2012
    Warehouse bar with walls lined with retro arcade cabinets. It's exactly what you expect and you gotta love it for that. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Meredith B.
    Drinks are strong and games are cheap. Relaxed crowd and was easy to grab a game without waiting.
  • Alex R.
    lots of fun for sure--but maybe bring your friends who you know will be into it.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Esquire
    EsquireJanuary 31, 2011
    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.
  • Orion
    OrionApril 8, 2012
    Warehouse bar with walls lined with retro arcade cabinets. It's exactly what you expect and you gotta love it for that, (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 25, 2016
    The original Barcade outpost boasts wall to wall arcade games and a large selection of microbrews.
  • Dominik L.
    Dominik L.September 23, 2014
    An amazing and fun place within a great location.
  • Martha
    MarthaMay 4, 2015
    LOVE this place. i get my 80s arcade game groove on. bartenders are really nice too.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertOctober 7, 2014
    Great hole-in-the-wall equipped with classic arcade games and fun cocktails.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 11, 2011
    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!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorganJune 25, 2013
    Go here during the week. This place gets packed on the weekend! Bring quarters!
  • Contiki Holidays
    Contiki HolidaysSeptember 5, 2011
    Don't forget to bring your quarters! Frogger is a lot harder than imagined and Tapper is a fun favourite.
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenAugust 21, 2015
    Classic arcade games and an excellent beer selection. What more could you want?
  • The Flying Fortess
    The Flying FortessAugust 4, 2011
    Crystal Castles and Satan's Hollow are the ONLY games to play... And if they have captain lawrence Liquid gold, you're in luck!
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NYCNovember 8, 2014
    Props for having that Atari fire truck game.  Seeing that again blew my mind.  Worth a rainy day visit to time travel.   
  • Edgar G.
    Edgar GutierrezFebruary 19, 2015
    Great beer selection plus classic arcade games, what else could you ask for
  • Mario P.
    Mario PabonFebruary 6
    Really great selection of beers and games. Deff my fav Barcade location in NYC.
  • Obed
    ObedDecember 27, 2014
    Large beer and game selection! If it's too far, check out the location near NayU.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 31, 2015
    Good fun and good selection of beer. Just wish they had food besides bags of chips.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LiFebruary 7, 2012
    Go to the back where the kegs are - you'll find Toobin', the greatest arcade game ever. (I'm unstoppable!)
  • Queen A.
    Queen AphroditeOctober 31, 2012
    A bar with 80's arcade games to play with? (Costs a quarter per game) A nerd's paradise!
  • Nathaniel L.
    Nathaniel LloydApril 13, 2013
    Fun place but please. Clean your beer taps. Take pride in being a beer bar
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesOctober 4, 2015
    Super fun bar in Williamsburg. All of your favorite classic arcade games.
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 12, 2013
    you're not gonna beat any of the high scores. just deal with it. you aren't as good at these games as you thought you were back in the day.
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    If you like American craft beer and classic arcade games you will be in heaven here!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 4, 2014
    Good for: Birthday, day-drinking, boozing without having to talk to anyone Read more
  • Sue
    SueSeptember 22, 2012
    Cheap beer, 25 cent games and decent crowd. Can't go wrong with this bar!
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VOctober 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This Barcade is awesome (and my personal favorite!) It's the first one, and has a great selection of games!
  • Ana Marie
    Ana MarieApril 5, 2016
    Great for a casual and fun date
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Delicious craft beers on tap. Bring quarters for the arcade games!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 8, 2014
    They don’t have a kitchen but they do have a binder of all the great spots that deliver.
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a neogeo arcade console that has a great selection of games!
  • Venkatesh K.
    http://freshnyc.com/bars-nightlife/classic-arcades-craft-beer-barcade great beer selection...soo cute beer
  • Mark L.
    Mark LombardiAugust 10, 2014
    Good beer selection. Games are fun. Gets crowded so come early
  • Joe B.
    Joe BrolgsAugust 5, 2015
    Bar full of arcade machines. Really fun. There's on in Manhattan too.
  • Cros B.
    Cros BeeAugust 21, 2011
    Super fun if you like arcade games and craft beer. Not cheap not expensive. Recommend
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W.October 9, 2014
    Play the original Budweiser Tapper game. None of that watered down Root Beer nonsense.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezDecember 22, 2011
    Hailed as craft brew heaven, but pales in comparison to West coast equivalents. That said, RAMPAGE!!! Right controller slightly broken.
  • CANDY @.
    Best bar to relive your arcade fantasies, Amen! I rated this bar the Best @ www.getamen.com
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Play video games from the ‘80s while sipping the latest local microbrews at Barcade.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 8, 2014
    They don’t have a kitchen but they do have a binder of all the great spots that deliver
  • Joe P.
    Joe PJanuary 19, 2014
    Fun games and great beer selections. But a little too crowded for my taste on the weekends.
  • Raman E.
    Raman EdwardsSeptember 17, 2011
    Craft beers and 80's arcade games a great combination, and it's only 25 cents!
  • BRINK Magazine
    BRINK MagazineJune 18, 2012
    Beer & old-fashioned arcade games. Seriously... what else could you ask for? www.brinkmagonline.com
  • Gamescollection.it
    Gamescollection.itJune 10, 2012
    Un pub mixato con una sala giochi...cosa volete di più dalla vita? Luogo di culto per ogni affezionato delle classiche arcade degli anni d'oro. Ampia scelta di coin-op classici!
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 3, 2016
    Se vc cresceu nos anos 90 e era fã de fliperama, nesse bar vc encontra algumas máquinas clássicas como Robocop, Mario Kart, jogos do Atari entre várias opções!!!
  • DinhuWilliams
    DinhuWilliamsNovember 13, 2015
    Lugar muito divertido com vários jogos clássicos (Mário, PAC-MAN ..) 4 fichas por 1$. Os drinks são um pouco caros, mas vale a pena.
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