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Calling all Chelsea gamers—the boozy Brooklyn parlor will make the move to Manhattan with a 3,500-square-foot location. The oak-heavy beer bar will offer a lineup of all-American craft brews (Empire, Victory, Dogfish Head) similar to the Williamsburg original, but will expand its menu to include burgers, fries and sandwiches like the Brooklyn (rare roast beef, raw onion, tomato and Peter Luger steak sauce). Play like it’s 1989 with a location-exclusive crop of arcade offerings, featuring Return of the Jedi and Dragon’s Lair machines. Early October.


Venue name: Barcade
Address: 148 W 24th St
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St (Eighth Ave); 1 to 23rd St (Seventh Ave)
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In the spirit of the holiday season, just want to jump in here to recommend Barcade for large groups. I actually ended up at this location TWICE for holiday parties last season, and it's a great location for office parties and friend gatherings alike - a decent selection of both beer and food offerings, and enough machines to keep everyone happy and entertained for hours! Not necessarily an "upscale" choice, but if your group is into nostalgia and nachos, it's a win-win. 

Jason W

Great selection of Ales, good vibe and vintage games, what more can one want.


I'm a 90s kid and adding beer to the equation of playing nostalgic arcade games makes this place even better, I bring all my out-of-town mates here at least once. Sure it can get a bit crowded and you may have to wait for the more "popular" games but just being there and watching others perform "finish him" moves on the closest Mortal Kombat machine is thrilling enough. Remember to bring cash though as you will need this to swap your dollars into shiny tokens.

Evelyn D

Fun place! I had a blast playing all the arcade games. Everything from Tetris to early 90s shooters. You'll definitely feel like a kid again here, but you get to drink beer! :D

Davel H

This place is dangerous. Your wallet isn't safe. With such a diverse rotating beer list and a collection of vintage arcade games that will bring the nostalgia within you to a fever pitch, you're doomed to be broke. But before you reach that certain level of rock bottom, you're going to get there with a smile on your face. The jewel of this particular Barcade, without question, must be the Hologram Time Traveler. This game alone will keep you coming back. But be weary as this location does tend to get over crowded towards the weekends. So come early and double up if you can!

Brian M.

This was definitely a trip down arcade memory lane, with beer!  My phone has better graphics than most of the games in the place, but its a great history of how video games have evolved.  Playing games like Joust, Altered Beast, and Double Dragon bring me back to when those games were the top of the line.  4 player NBA Jam still draws crowds and the excitement of going "on fire" is still there.  Did I mention there's beer?  A great selection of craft beers to chug down between Tapper or Frogger.  Also got to play the animated Dragon's Lair.  Lasted about 1 minute into the game, similar to when I first tried playing it.  Most games are still a quarter to boot!  


 What an awesome blast from the past.  As soon as I walked into this place it was nostalgia overload.  The whole place is filled with old school arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s.  They range from Pac Man to Mortal Kombat all the way to Crazy Taxi.  I mean, what is possibly better than grabbing a beer at the bar, turning around, and having your choice of 30 quarter slot classics?  I was looking around the room at the pure joy on everyone’s face and briefly wondered if I was in heaven.  I’d say the only draw back was just that it was super crowded and the best games required a wait.  But I guess that’s unavoidable.