Barcade

Barcade

Bar and Arcade$$$$
Harsimus, Jersey City
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  • Razorfish
    "Craft beers matched with original arcade games for 25¢ each."(17 Tips)
    Meghan
    "Great variety of beer on tap and awesome old school video games"(23 Tips)
    Arthur
    "Well, no amount of Galaga games make up for that..."(5 Tips)
    Drew J.
    "Best craft beer selection in town."(13 Tips)
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  • Regina J.
    Regina JaslowAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of craft beers. What's especially nice is that they change them up all the time to match the season. Old arcade games at old prices are awesome too! Food options are limited.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SalmonAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They've got some good sandwiches, great deviled eggs and beef jerky but the real reason you are here is to drink craft beer from the ever-changing selection of 24 taps and play video games
  • Arthur
    ArthurMay 2, 2015
    Went back to Barcade recently - must say, the menu was MUCH improved. Beer selection wide and varied as ever. Vibe remains casual if still a bit too hipster (trends have life cycles, after all).
  • Halil K.
    Halil KaşkavalcıJune 22, 2015
    I love that bar. Great selection of beers and amazing arcade games. Spend some time with your friends. Try to beat them in archaic old games. Gotta love 80's.
  • Shari H.
    Shari HanaApril 27, 2011
    Excellent rotating selection of beers, delicious menu. Break out of the box& try new items. Daily beer list describes each, so u don't have to order blind. Weekdays are less crowded, and open til 2.
  • Tom G.
    Tom GalloSeptember 1, 2011
    My favorite bar of all-time. Great selection of arcade games, and very wide selection of excellent microbrews. The best part is they're constantly getting new microbrews in- always something new!
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TaylorJanuary 27, 2015
    Classic games with superb tap beers, what's not to like? Bring 3 friends and hit up the 4 player games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Simpsons and NBA Jam.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Craft beers matched with original arcade games for 25¢ each. Sure, you could trek to Brooklyn for the same experience, but this location is just as close and less crowded. — Ben T., Creative
  • Cailie M.
    Cailie MitchellOctober 25, 2011
    The nutella and bacon is a yes! Barcade always has a perfect selection of beer and the size of this place makes it super easy to get comfortable. Plus the bartenders are so so nice.
  • Simply R.
    Simply RubiaDecember 4, 2013
    Really good beer selections! Good bar food! Good place to hang with friends! Make sure you bring a marker w you to the bathroom to add your own tag!!
  • Ridgely D.
    Ridgely DodgeJanuary 26, 2013
    The games you loved as a kid. The music you loved as a teen. The women you loved as a college student. The beer you loved as a twenty something... How refreshingly depressing!
  • Omar L.
    Omar LawJanuary 10
    I think they have one of the best beer selections in my opinion. Good atmosphere and the arcade theme just makes you feel like a big ass kid again.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoJuly 24, 2016
    Perfect for grabbing a cold beer and playing a few games, or just hanging out. The nachos are a solid plate to share.
  • NJ.com
    NJ.comJanuary 10, 2014
    A Williamsburg import, the Barcade brand pairs drinks and food with classic video games.
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PeddeJune 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This bar has everything...craft beer, snacks, clean bathrooms, arcade games. What it does not have is great music...ever.
  • Valerie
    ValerieSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The lunch special is a deal. Any beer and sandwich for $10. They'll also serve 5oz tasters for $2-3 each.
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillMarch 9, 2016
    Good if you love craft beer on tap, even better if you love arcade games. The patty melt ain't bad either.
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 31, 2015
    The ultimate Jersey City (& Williamsburg & Flatiron) bar, the best arcade game and beer selection in town
  • Dipika A.
    Dipika AgrawalDecember 2, 2014
    Love their selection of beers. Very laid back and lots of space. Cool selection of games too, and only for a quarter each
  • Drew J.
    Drew JenningsAugust 13, 2014
    Best craft beer selection in town. The food quality seems to have fallen off in the past year, however.
  • Jess
    JessJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the curried tuna with mint sandwich. Homemade pickles are great match for the beer. Bathrooms are a little rough for a new place.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BlossomOctober 18, 2014
    Great beer and arcade game selection. The food is pretty good, too. The worst part is that it can be really crowded at times.
  • Link P.
    Link PeaceNovember 10, 2016
    I enjoy listening to my headphones all day every day on the loudest settings and I feel obligatedto advise... Bring and wear ear plugs!
  • Carlos F.
    Carlos FloresAugust 22, 2013
    Cool place, great atmosphere, and diverse beer selections. Love the old school arcade games.
  • Andrickson C.
    I like this place and you can use it for a date. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here are the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Evan L.
    Evan LaurenceOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beer rotation! My fave sandwiches are the Cubano and the patty melt.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GreenOctober 11, 2015
    This place has Damn Good jerky for any upstate New Yorkers in the area or anyone who likes good jerky.
  • Luca B.
    Luca Brasi2 weeks ago
    Best way to get your nerdy friends out for a drink👍
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    1980s arcade games and A-list tap beers, minus Brooklyn hipsters. Jersey knows how to do beer and games.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisOctober 31, 2014
    Craft beers, beef jerky, the mac & cheese with pulled pork, and the arcade games
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.February 12, 2015
    arguably the best barcade location. tables to play cards, decent game selection
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 21, 2011
    Winner of Best Arcade in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Save your quarters for Burgertime - not found at the Wburg location!
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie Brown-SmithJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Excellent beer selection, good bartenders, and our favorite lunch in Jersey City.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay DeMarcoFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartenders are always very attentive and definitely know their stuff. Tip them well!
  • Courtney W
    Courtney WAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing sandwiches and deviled eggs! The grilled cheese + pork is the best!
  • M R.
    M RMarch 3, 2013
    Make sure to bring quarters BUT if you forget, there's a change machine by the bar
  • Taiowa W.
    Taiowa WanerApril 26, 2016
    Beer isn't super Cher but the games are fun and a throwback for the late 20s and early 30s crowd.
  • Tom
    TomJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Good rotation of games. Bringing in more 90s machines. Switched from quarters to tokens. Good for large groups.
  • greg !.
    greg !May 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Drinks get a little watered down once its crowded , so make sure you tip your bartender and he'll take care of ya
  • Courtney W
    Courtney WApril 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Food is amazing and they handle parties really well too!! Reasonably priced and excellent service!!
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LeJune 22, 2015
    arcade games and beer, do you even have to ask any questions? just bring a lot of quarters
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoMarch 22, 2015
    Solid beer selection. If a line forms behind you, finish your game and let someone else play.
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great rotating craft beer list
  • Nina P.
    Nina PaparattoJanuary 31
    Great beer list and games. Everything you'd expect of a barcade.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer, great food, KICK ASS OLD SCHOOL GAMES!!! What else does a dudw need lol.
  • UNOlker
    UNOlkerNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour is always pretty light. Especially on the chicks. Not many chicks. But always at least 1 hipster.
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'BrienMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Just go frequently... the beer menu changes so often it isn't even funny and the games are bad ass. Oh, did I mention the Nutella-covered BACON?!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SylvesterJuly 19, 2015
    Great!!! Beers and arcade games?? What's better??
  • Paul
    PaulSeptember 2, 2011
    Try doc's draft cider. But if they have anything brewed by Stone go for that.
  • Jacob D.
    Jacob DavidFebruary 22
    Crowded, noisy, done. But... if you just want a big room and to meet new people! then it can't be beat... except for @southhouse that is
  • Doug B.
    Doug BenedictoJuly 19, 2013
    Great game selection, way better than the Brooklyn location
  • Meghan
    MeghanNovember 20, 2011
    Great variety of beer on tap and awesome old school video games
  • Brian C.
    Brian CasseDecember 1, 2011
    Awesome beer list that constantly rotates with brewery nights twice a month.
  • Vard
    VardFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $10 lunch special: beer, sandwich, & chips.
  • E D.
    E DareMarch 23, 2012
    I love the bacon and nutella sandwich. Unexpectedly delicious!!
  • Neal H.
    Neal HillApril 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Zaxxon, Galaga, Ms. PacMan, Millipede, Donkey Kong, Tempest, Gauntlet 2... Beer... And bar food. One block from Grove Steet PATH. Excellent!
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprNovember 7, 2016
    Full of memories! Nice beer selection on tap
  • A. D.
    A. Del SoleJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a Monday if you want full access to games and bar.
  • David A.
    David AvioliJune 10, 2012
    They have the arcade game Rampage. Play as the Giant Ape then destroy buildings and eat people.
  • Rodatude33
    Rodatude33May 15, 2016
    Pork sliders are amazing!
    Upvoted Sep 4
  • Maria B.
    Maria BJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Tapper, ms Packman and Super Mario bros !!! This place is aweesomee
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria MenichettiFebruary 19, 2012
    They don't have a large selection of mixed drinks.. last call is 2:30.. they kick u out at 3
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaMay 22, 2011
    Try the Devil's Egg - Hot and tangy makes a good beer food.
  • Shyam S.
    Shyam SiyaniMay 12, 2016
    The lunch and beer special amazing deal
  • Chika K.
    Drinks great games awesome! People well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but is okay
  • Go Green Estates Realty
    Go Green Estates RealtyOctober 10, 2011
    Excellent and wide beer collection. Nostalgic style.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanJanuary 20, 2015
    If you ever need coins for laundry just use their token machine ;)
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 17, 2013
    The games here are better than the one in Brooklyn.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 24, 2015
    How many bars can you drink beer and play tetris at the same time!? Check this spot out!
  • Craig M.
    Craig MiddletonJanuary 17, 2015
    Bringing back childhood memories, one quarter at a time... Plus BEER!
  • emre c.
    emre celkitenDecember 15, 2014
    My kinda place! Games + drinks = a day well ended.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SeppJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great IPA selection. Try to beat my score in Burger-Time !
  • Derek T.
    Derek TumoloNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I dont often drink 4 of the same beers in a row, but when I do, its a cask beer from Barcade.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Large selection of craft microbrews
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanSeptember 2, 2015
    Try to beat one of the all-time high scores on the wall!
  • Simon I.
    Simon IngallJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome beer and cider. Need more bar tenders!
  • Abe
    AbeJanuary 2
    Patty Sandwich and Bitter Mary are good!
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelMarch 16, 2015
    No more Simpsons game, but th but beer list is great as ever
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BAugust 22, 2011
    Rotating beer list, nutella & bacon & mike tyson's punch out = good times for all
  • Russell S.
    Russell SpragueApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One register. When there's a lot of people, takes forever to get beer. Also only one change machine.
  • Vincent
    VincentAugust 20, 2016
    Awesome place to relive your childhood ;D
  • Neal H.
    Neal HillJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    6/1/2011: Qbert,Championship Sprint,PunchOut,Joust,Rampage,SpyHunter,Galaga,MsPacMan,Tutankham,DonkeyKong,MarioBros,Contra,Millepede,Dfnder,Tempest,Zaxxon,Frgger,Mappy,Tempest,Tetris,BrgrTime,Sinistar
  • Maxwell F.
    Great Jersey beer selection
  • Matt S.
    Matt S.November 23, 2011
    the winter special is an excellent deal
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    don't like crowds? try a school night instead of the weekends for maximum elbow room.
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline MosqueraFebruary 5, 2015
    So much fun! Bring quarters!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenMarch 11, 2016
    Good beer and video games...though I couldn't seem to win!
  • Neal H.
    Neal HillApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Divey, beery, with upright arcade games. 21 and older only.
  • Rita C.
    Rita ChipalkattyFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pressed pastrami and cheddar sandwich is insanely delicious.
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    hey, there's grass fed jerky! hipsters, foodies, god bless 'em!
  • John K.
    John KSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Pork Shoulder Sandwich is fantastic.
  • Dave P.
    Dave PanettaJune 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cask beer. Don't listen to the music. It's terrible.
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaJune 10, 2011
    Try the Deviled Eggs - That red dot on top is the devil herself!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MondokDecember 24, 2014
    Arcade games for 25 cents.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LydenFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a local brew and play Contra.
  • Justin
    JustinJanuary 13, 2016
    They switched to tokens now. Don't bring a bunch of quarters.
  • Brenna O.
    Brenna O'ConnorFebruary 29, 2012
    Great craft beer and snooki free!
  • Fernando J.
    Fernando JaramilloMarch 13, 2012
    Gotta play galaga! And grab a pint :)
  • Victor A.
    Victor AllenDecember 31, 2013
    Deviled eggs are horrendous. They must use lemon to keep it from browning but it makes for a disgusting deviled egg!!! 👎👎👎👎👎
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalassoMarch 1, 2014
    Cool games. Good beer. But I could think of better things to do.
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