Crispy Gamer

Like Video Games? Like Drinking? Live in the NYC Area?


If you like video games and drinking and live in the greater New York City area, then you owe it to yourself to check out Barcade.  This gaming hot spot is located at 388 Union Avenue in Brooklyn.  It's difficult to put into words the feeling of drinking a fine libation in one hand while having your butt kicked by those terrible little blobs in Pengo.  You'll just have to take my word that it's something pretty special. 

The bar features a wide slection of beer, lots of open space to stand and drink, and a couple dozen classic arcade cabinets.  The best part? Each game still costs just 25 cents.


What could be better than video games and drinking? I'd like this place a little more if it had a shuffleboard table as well.

Agreed!  It was particularly rough because it was the Warrior that was jammed, and without a tank, our dungeon run was just not happening. :/

The ONLY problem I had with Barcade when we went was how one of the Gauntlet characters didn't work. That was a total bummer because we HAD four people all willing to play. I think we still would have gotten our asses kicked though.

My favorite there was the Robotron cart. Though I'm pretty sure it was intended as a wholly single-play experience, with me controlling movement and my friend shooting, there was a lot of raging, which is awesome. It reminded me of when we would play two-player Geometry Wars like that at Games Club. Good times.

We should go there again Michael. We have to give Gauntlet another shot!

In Texas they call this Dave & Busters. Complete with very overpriced pool tables and mediocre overpriced food.

But I like the looks of this one, looks a little more casual, intimate. Dave & Busters are all huge places and are as friendly and intimate as an international airport.

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