Williamsburg Bars: Get Some Play at Barcade

One of the most entertaining bars in Brooklyn

Williamsburg fun bars - Barcade
Have you ever wished you could enjoy a pint of a seasonal craft ale while playing the arcade games you enjoyed as a kid (if you were a kid in the 80s)? Then make your way over to this casual beer hall with a large selection of classic arcade games. The collection of forty-two original arcade machines include popular favorites like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, and Ms. Pac-Man, as well as some lesser-known quirky games like Rampage and Satan’s Hollow. A mix of nostalgic gamers of yore and novelty-seeking millennials fuel up at the large wrap-around bar. The array of draft beer taps is extensive and features only American craft brewers like Sixpoint, Victory, and Dogfish Head, which average $7. Drinking may at some point diminish your gaming ability, but it’s sure to heighten the surreal effect of being trapped in a Tron-like dimension with a giant blue centipede or punching out mutants in the streets of a bombed-out New York City. The price to play a game is the same as it ever was (25¢).


388 Union Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; L subway to Lorimer St.; open Mon–Thurs 4 pm–4 am, Fri 2 pm–4 am, Sat–Sun 12 pm–4 am; Website: http://barcadebrooklyn.com.

Williamsburg bars in brooklyn: Barcade

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