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Barcade

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Chelsea, New York
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    "Can't go wrong with playing arcade games all night while drinking."(29 Tips)
    Phil V.
    "Can't go wrong trying some craft beers while playing nba jam"(7 Tips)
    Eric S.
    "Barcade burger and Tetris shaped tater tots == love"(7 Tips)
    Lori K. h.
    "Great prices, beer list, and the zucchini sticks are so so good!"(23 Tips)
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  • Barcade
    Barcade1 week ago
    Lunch Special! > Monday to Friday — Noon until 4pm | $15 for any $7 Beer, a Sandwich and Fries
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 12
    The machines here are token-based, each one a quarter a pop. The beer flows aplenty, with special craft brewery nights and 25 rotating daily taps, but the food options are limited to basic snacks. Read more
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa SternAugust 27
    Very fun! Cheap craft beers ($7-8) and retro arcade games
  • Alex P.
    Alex PayneJuly 28
    Come for the beer list and the video games, stay for the excellent menu.
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Barcade was voted the Best Nerdy Date Spot by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in New York City. #daterschoice Read more
  • Daniel K.
    Not as ace as Brooklyn, but some awesome games variation.
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherJune 9
    Been here 50+ times
    Ladies, you don't have to use a barstool for your purses. They have hooks.
  • Mike R.
    GALAGA, X-Men, and a fantastic selection of beers.
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MariaApril 28
    Love that you get to play on these old school arcade games while also being able to get a drink and food. Awesome place!
  • regretpride r.
    Amazing place!! regretpride
  • Annie A.
    Great bartenders, cool vibe, great for beer lovers and tons of old vintage games- but be prepped for more than a few of them not to work and they need more shooting games like buck hunters
  • Alec J.
    Alec JarvisFebruary 13
    A ton of beers on tap - a bit heavy on IPAs - and a good selection of old time arcade games
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AFebruary 12
    Old skool video games and adult beverages, what's not to love!? I could spend all night here.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Happy hour includes $1 off beer, wine, and well drinks. For $10, you get a Fisherman's Brew and a Four Roses Shot. Happy hour ends at 7, but Barcade’s retro video games can be played all night long. Read more
  • Damon S.
    Great beer list and tons of classic arcade games
  • Spiro V.
    Spiro VrouhasJanuary 3
    Great place for old-school games and great burgers! Love the selection of beverages.
  • Lily
    LilyDecember 22, 2016
    Get the Tetris shaped tots.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanNovember 22, 2016
    Arcade games are fun, but they have to hold your ID with your credit card to have a tab? No thanks.
  • Ronni
    RonniNovember 1, 2016
    Fave Galaga and Tron here
  • Justin F.
    Justin FerrantiSeptember 27, 2016
    Fun bar with arcade games and decent beer selection
  • David G.
    David GuerrieriSeptember 16, 2016
    Good selection of games, drinks are a little weak, ask for a double!
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoAugust 10, 2016
    Beer and pacman.
  • Shanyce L.
    Shanyce LoraJuly 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this barcade! The staff is always very attentive when games aren't working and the bartenders are great! They let me sample beer before I spend 9 bux. Love them. Good music too!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WittichJuly 24, 2016
    Sweet old school video games and dozens of microbrews on tap.
  • Luis H.
    Luis HoJuly 22, 2016
    Play dome Classic arcade while drinking :-)
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerJune 13, 2016
    I love barcade, perfect combination of 80's and 90's arcade style games and a great beer selection to compliment!
  • Saleem
    SaleemJune 12, 2016
    This place smells aggressively like armpit. Go across the street to One Star for better drinks and prices (though no games).
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 2, 2016
    Neat place
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VMay 29, 2016
    Has some great cabinets here!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderMay 4, 2016
    Beer and old school arcade games...I recommend if you are pro-fun.
    Upvoted Sep 12
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CardosoMay 2, 2016
    A lot of tap beers and great selection of arcade games. 4 Player Pacman is the best!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganApril 19, 2016
    Tons of fun even just to grab drinks at and play some games after work with friends. Even when it's crowded there's always games to play.
  • Paddy
    PaddyApril 16, 2016
    Been to the one in Brooklyn a while ago and stopped in here before a movie. All your old favorites Donkey Kong, Frogger, Ms. Pacman along with mostly craft beer. Match made in heaven.
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanMarch 28, 2016
    Not as good as the original. Less video game selections and it feel really crowded for the number of people there. However it's still an excuse to play video games any time!
  • Feargal
    FeargalMarch 18, 2016
    Cool place, good beers..
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralFebruary 27, 2016
    Be sure to play NBA jam!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 20, 2016
    Get here early, bring some friends and stake out the TMNT, XMen or NBA Jam arcade game. Their beer selection is also top notch
  • Margarita K.
    Margarita KrupJanuary 11, 2016
    Great place for drinks and games. My fave is Tetris
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HakimiJanuary 10, 2016
    The X-men game, although it costs two tokens and you'll die faster than you want to.
  • Glen O.
    Glen OlivierDecember 30, 2015
    Arcade games and Beer
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreenDecember 11, 2015
    I would really like to experience this, looks like fun!
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KDecember 10, 2015
    Great for a beer and a few games
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SandersDecember 8, 2015
    Extensive beer selection and great for groups!
  • Carl-Adam S.
    Carl-Adam ScheeleNovember 16, 2015
    Wanted to play turtles but was too crowded. Good place but no pinball
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundOctober 29, 2015
    The idea behind barcade, a bar with good craft beer and vintage arcade games is great, but the execution is a little lacking. The beer menu is in fact pretty solid with lots of smaller name craft beer
  • Timo Y.
    Timo YOctober 21, 2015
    Cramped and noisy
  • Saurabh M.
    Saurabh ManeOctober 16, 2015
    The beer list is good and keeps changing.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithOctober 16, 2015
    Um pinball!!!!
  • Brie S.
    Brie ScolaroOctober 10, 2015
    Gamesffddddds
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GreenOctober 9, 2015
    The beer menu is usually great and the chili cheese fries are awesome.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SteltonSeptember 29, 2015
    The beer, the games, haven't had the food yet. But my #gf @Itskelsey23 and I shall return!!
  • David R.
    David RiordanSeptember 6, 2015
    They have Tapper.
  • Henry D.
    Henry DannerSeptember 2, 2015
    NBA Jam is the best game here!
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningAugust 20, 2015
    Gets busy later in the night so get here early for no waiting to play.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FolgerAugust 16, 2015
    No Big Buck Hunter? Uh what?
  • Eric S.
    Eric SkiffAugust 2, 2015
    Barcade burger and Tetris shaped tater tots == love
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerAugust 1, 2015
    Regardless of which neighborhood you're in, Barcade's perfect formula of beer, video games and general nerdery makes sure you're never far from a good time.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of great games here, including large selection of coop games. Great beer at the bar and good food from the kitchen.
  • John F.
    John FeinbergJuly 17, 2015
    The Smuttynose is sweet but a great beer nonetheless. Not much seating, but do you really need that when you should be playing Tron?
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieJuly 12, 2015
    I swear, there's something up with the donkey kong machine at this location...
  • Richard B.
    Richard BJuly 8, 2015
    Great craft beer selection amongst arcade games
  • Derek K.
    Derek KellyJuly 5, 2015
    Awesome selection of beers
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬June 28, 2015
    Expansive beer menu and lots of fun arcade games!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJune 28, 2015
    Low key fun bar full of 80's video games. Be sure to play the game where you shoot aliens, it's the best one.
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YooJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Daytona!!!! BEST GAME EVER!
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BeesleyJune 26, 2015
    Chicken and waffles and that maple sriracha dip
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonJune 25, 2015
    To my surprise, the Chelsea location trumps the Brooklyn spot by offering food, and frankly, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Barcade Burger. The bacon, onion, and Gruyère cheese top it off. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 24, 2015
    Barcade is the arcade bar that arguably started it all. Check out their website for special beer events with featured breweries and themed tastings! Read more
  • Carl C.
    Carl CollinsMay 30, 2015
    Simpson game.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMay 21, 2015
    The Williamsburg one is better. Make sure you have cash for quarters. The best games aren't cheap. Good beer list.
  • s v.
    s vMay 16, 2015
    Extra crispy TETRIS tater tots?!
  • Ryan Scott T.
    Ryan Scott TandyMay 15, 2015
    Daytona with 3 friends and beers. Win!
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassinderMay 15, 2015
    What an amazing bar. The arcade machines are fab but to top it off with the excellent beer I cannot rate this place highly enough.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonMay 13, 2015
    A fun and different bar with classic video games (all cheap) and great beer. Bring quarters!
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BekerMay 10, 2015
    Beer + $0.25 classic arcade games. LOVE IT!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AromandoApril 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing beats the X-Men, The Simpsons, or TMNT games with a group of people.
  • Nikolas F.
    Nikolas FlorosApril 17, 2015
    Great beer and game selection. Terribly crowded on the weekends, but where isn't in Manhattan.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GerardApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Rocks hardcore. Could sit at the pong table for hours.
  • Ty F.
    Ty FrancisApril 2, 2015
    Just video games and booze.. No tvs and they didnt have streetfighter 😕
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PlemmonsMarch 30, 2015
    The Firetruck driver cabinet is a must play.
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 21, 2015
    Fun to go once and play the vintage arcade games. Otherwise nothing special.
  • Belle H.
    Belle HuangMarch 21, 2015
    Vintage arcade games (25-50 cents to play) and a great beer selection. Get the duck nachos. Great for groups or a casual date.
  • E D.
    E DwardMarch 18, 2015
    This is my favorite Barcade.
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatMarch 14, 2015
    Excellent beer and arcade selection. Food's a little pricey.the daily lunch special is a good value though. Tetris tater tots are a must try. Zero vegan options.
  • John E.
    John EMarch 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    What's not to love, other than occasional malfunctioning controllers on 20-30 year old machines? Outstanding beer selection and tasty food. Barcade is a Street Fighter 2 machine away from perfection.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MaguireMarch 2, 2015
    Surprisingly the food was delicious, order the Mac n cheese or tater tots!
  • Erin S.
    Erin StansburyFebruary 24, 2015
    I've been at several different times and it is never too crowded. They have a good selection of beer and the games are only a quarter.
  • Jason
    JasonFebruary 8, 2015
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ms Pac Man, Donkey Kong and NBA Jam. Oh and an amazing craft beer selection. Gotta visit
  • Tim H.
    Tim HettlerFebruary 3, 2015
    Enormous selection of regional microbrews, and classic arcade machines. What more could you want?
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilvermanFebruary 2, 2015
    Not a bad Barcade. Like the other ones; this one has X-Men!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughJanuary 17, 2015
    Four player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Enough said.
  • Rani
    RaniJanuary 14, 2015
    Playing rampage w/ ciders. good night!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite Barcades. Chicken & Waffles grilled cheese is legit.
  • Soo Young A.
    Soo Young AhnDecember 29, 2014
    Be prepared with your ID; foreign driving license accepted!
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanDecember 27, 2014
    You think you don't like video games until you come here.
  • Andre M.
    Andre MarsdenDecember 22, 2014
    The wine is kinda...bad. but very affordable and the games are great fun.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsDecember 20, 2014
    Night Stocker, the original drive by shooting game
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsDecember 20, 2014
    Play Tapper and understand why the bartenders hate you
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsDecember 20, 2014
    Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters was cutting edge at the time.
  • Louie S.
    Louie SobongDecember 16, 2014
    They got NBA Jam Tournament Edition!!! Great fun to play with the Larry Johnson/Alonzo Mourning Charlotte Hornets team! He's on fire!!!!
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzDecember 15, 2014
    The games and beer may bring you in, but chef lee's menu is what will keep you! Loved my chicken and waffle grilled cheese sandwich! A must have!
    Upvoted Sep 1
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh HarringtonDecember 14, 2014
    Brunch was delicious. Perfect hangover food - a fried chicken and waffles grilled cheese with a Siracha maple dip and duck nachos. Oh not to mention the Tetris shaped tots. Would definitely recommend.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongDecember 14, 2014
    Tatertots, beer, video games
  • Faya F.
    Faya FayeDecember 13, 2014
    So I love Barcade.. I have been to the one in Williamsburg like 5x. So I took my friends to the one on 24th and this bald bartender is just fucking unfriendly. I wish I could write a longer review...
  • Janett F.
    Janett FlorindoDecember 1, 2014
    Great bar with all types of arcade games.. even Q-bert! Drinks are kind of pricy but hey, it midtown!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanNovember 26, 2014
    So many awesome old games
  • Vincent W.
    Vincent WoodNovember 22, 2014
    My tip is don't go here. Terrible service and atmosphere. Games are cool but that is all.
  • Friederike W.
    Friederike WildNovember 22, 2014
    Come early in the eve and enjoy playing great classic arcade games like Tetris (great for two), Ms Pac-Man and Space Invaders!
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonNovember 19, 2014
    That Ninja Turtles life...
  • Michael F.
    Michael FabianNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of classic arcade games from Ninja Turtles, Tron, Stars Wars etc etc. Also there is great selection of local beers from New York. It will be crowded on Friday and weekend night.
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToNovember 14, 2014
    If you're playing a multiplayer game, make you get a position with working buttons and sticks. A lot are in disrepair.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BoivinNovember 14, 2014
    SingleCut BarrelAged Eric More Cowbell. So!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaximNovember 13, 2014
    This one has the simpsons arcade game
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuNovember 10, 2014
    Really casual place- they have a good beer selection and some surprisingly good bar food options! It can get crowded fast though, so it's good for a workplace event, but not so much for dates.
  • Luciefer
    LucieferNovember 9, 2014
    Good amount of beers on tap. Can't go wrong with playing arcade games all night while drinking.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilvermanNovember 8, 2014
    X-Men Arcade game. Need I say more?
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathNovember 5, 2014
    So much fun! Amazing arcade games and beer!
  • Evan A.
    Evan AllenNovember 5, 2014
    Best game here!
  • Lori K. h.
    Great prices, beer list, and the zucchini sticks are so so good!
  • Kara J.
    Kara JacquelineNovember 2, 2014
    The fire truck game is one of the best in the lot. Play it with a friend!
  • Jesús M.
    Jesús MuñizOctober 19, 2014
    For The Simpsons arcade: Homer doesn't work so don't waste quarters in there, and Lisa's joystick is not that good.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 17, 2014
    Awesome selection of craft brews, games are only $0.25 TMNT, Cruisin USA, Contra
  • doug j.
    doug jaegerOctober 17, 2014
    Come for the games, stay for the beer, come back for the imaginative food.
  • Rosi Y.
    Rosi YOctober 12, 2014
    Arcade games and alcohol, can't complain!
  • Matt P.
    Matt POctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm a huge fan of NBA Jam and this Barcade's machine works way better than the one in BK, also there's more space in this one than the BK location.
  • andy d.
    andy dongOctober 2, 2014
    team@event
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzSeptember 20, 2014
    The food is insane!!! Chef Lee rocks it!! Obviously a ton of cool games too!
  • Priscilla S.
    Priscilla SohanSeptember 18, 2014
    Much bigger than the Brooklyn location. Some of the games are already broken (like 2 of the 3 Star Wars) but the Sega Hologram game is pretty insane.
    Upvoted Sep 1
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseySeptember 18, 2014
    Its a bar and an arcade, and it's surprisingly fun.
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToSeptember 9, 2014
    Change machines are to the right of the bar and back across the bathroom.
  • Christian V.
    Arcades and good beer. Perfect geek hideout.
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capSeptember 1, 2014
    Gets insanely crowded on the weekend; come on a weeknight for a more chill eating & drinking atmosphere
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capSeptember 1, 2014
    The best beer menu in the neighborhood, and the food is also stellar
  • Phil V.
    Phil VicarioSeptember 1, 2014
    Can't go wrong trying some craft beers while playing nba jam
  • Aryan J.
    Aryan JSeptember 1, 2014
    If you're going to play TMNT, don't choose Leonardo. The attack button doesn't work. Good selection of beers and all games are a quarter. This is what heaven is probably like.
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 31, 2014
    Good beer and fun games. What more could you ask for? Games are only $0.25.
  • Gautham V.
    Gautham VelappanAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Alcohol and video game!! What more do you want??
  • Kate E.
    Kate EvansAugust 30, 2014
    Time to video games
  • Mike B.
    Mike BurmilAugust 29, 2014
    The beer!!!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CAugust 27, 2014
    The beer selection is ridiculously good. Oh and some classic stress causing and difficult to beat games
  • Joe M.
    Joe M.August 23, 2014
    Better arcade game selection than the Brooklyn location. Dozens of beer options. But it can get really really packed in the evening.
  • Austin B.
    Austin BaileyAugust 22, 2014
    If you want to eat there you may want to try and reserve a table ahead of time, great place regardless
  • Bernie G.
    Bernie GirmanAugust 21, 2014
    Great selection of classic games! Also, the tots are shaped like Tetris pieces...
  • Alan Z.
    Alan ZakheimAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Joust, donkey kong
  • Brad B.
    Brad BensonAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken & waffle grilled cheese might be the best thing I've ever eaten...
  • John B.
    John BrophyAugust 10, 2014
    Play the asteroids game at the back.. The high score table is updated daily so it's fun to challenge your mates to get on it.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Play the hologram game in the back. It's super weird and super fun!
  • Adam A.
    Adam AverayAugust 8, 2014
    It's surprising just how many of the machines dump a handful of quarters out when you press the coin return...
  • Ali S.
    Ali SayerAugust 7, 2014
    The food is absolutely amazing!! Try the short rib grilled cheese and bacon Mac and cheese. Who knew bar food would be gourmet? 🍻
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome beers & epic old-school arcade games. What more do you need?
  • Octane
    OctaneAugust 7, 2014
    They have all 3 original Star Wars arcade games and the 6 player X-Men arcade game. Enough said.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LAugust 7, 2014
    Decent beers, happy hour 4-7pm. The bacon Mac and cheese tastes like heaven!
  • Dorian M.
    Dorian MariéAugust 7, 2014
    Games are awesome
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It boggles me how not enough people are playing Mr. Do. Probably just a general fear that I will just annihilate their score. Oh yeah, they have lots of craft beer here, try some ! Space Harrier...
  • Joanna L.
    Joanna LinJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    ROGUE HAZELNUT NECTAR BROWN ALE. ON DRAFT. 🍺👊
  • Joanna L.
    Joanna LinJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you weren't able to beat The Simpsons back when you were a kid, get a handful of quarters ready - Mr. Burns, you're going down tonight!
  • Sanders K.
    Sanders KeelJuly 10, 2014
    If you just want some good alone time and games, hot it up for lunch. Kitchen is now open with a good variety of meals, snacks etc.
  • E M.
    E MurrayJuly 3, 2014
    The fire truck game is the most entertaining two-person game! I could play that all night.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Start with the cask ale, no matter what it is!
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJune 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    More games here than the Williamsburg branch. Check out the hologram game towards the back.
  • Dens
    DensJune 10, 2014
    Rumor has it there's a sandwich that contains almost everything on the menu. Try it and repot back! (@dens)
    Upvoted Sep 12
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeJune 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    RAMPAGE!!! So happy they finally opened this Chelsea outpost. You'll have to get in line early for Rampage though.
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherJune 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    check out the Craft Shelf for small-batch spirits by artisanal distilleries & craft breweries
  • Matt G.
    Matt GrabczynskiJune 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ohai 6 player X-Men beast cabinet, it has been a while.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhittingtonJune 4, 2014
    Here at the new barcade. Great games,so far like Punchout, Altered Beast, The Simpsons, Return of the Jedi, Tron, Dragons Lair, Rampage and Mr. Do
  • Sanders K.
    Sanders KeelJune 3, 2014
    Good times at lunch. No kitchen yet but sounds like it'll be there soon. Seems like much more space for walking which is good as the Brooklyn one you can't move on the weekend nights! Layout is nice!
  • Julieta G.
    Julieta GamarraFebruary 21
    Mucha variedad de juegos y cervezas, precios razonables. Recomendado.
  • Martín H.
    Martín HunterApril 15, 2016
    Mucha cervezas tirada y millones de Arcades originales. Retro
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