2021: Brooklyn Voted Barcade Best Bar with Games/Entertainment!
388 Union Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 302-6464 – www.barcadenewyork.com
Who doesn’t love game night? It’s the best of both worlds at Barcade, which is why it’s the best in BK when it comes to bars with games and entertainment. Barcade is the original arcade bar: a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic arcade games and American craft beer. There are currently eight locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and California — but in Brooklyn, there’s no place quite like its outcove on Union Avenue. Stop by, order up a cold one, and have a little fun testing your luck at one of Barcade’s 70-plus classic arcade and pinball machines. We promise you won’t regret it — unless you lose, in which case, we bet you’ll just want to play again!
2020: Brooklyn Voted Brooklyn Bowl Best Bar with Games/Entertainment!
91 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 963-3369 – www.brooklynbowl.com
Eat, drink, and rock ‘n’ roll at the Brooklyn Bowl music venue, bowling alley and restaurant in Williamsburg. The venue offers an all-ages Family Bowl on the weekends with free entry and if you’d like to book a special event for bowling in advance or a kids party, request forms are available. However, for all night shows, you must be 21 and over. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with $5 beers, $6 frozen margaritas, in original or strawberry, and $6 wines by the glass. Customers can chill out on the large leather sofas in the bowler’s lounge, while drinks and food by Blue Ribbon are served by its friendly staff members.
2019: Brooklyn Voted Barcade Best Bar with Games/Entertainment!
388 Union Ave.
(718) 302-6464 – www.barcadebrooklyn.com
Barcade® is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer. There are locations in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut, owned by four friends; Paul Kermizian, Pete Langway, and brothers Kevin and Scott Beard. The original Barcade was opened in 2004 in a former metal shop on Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Barcade locations typically have a full bar with a focus on craft spirits and cocktails. The menu consists primarily of sandwiches and sharable plates with creative variations of classic pub food and regional specialties. The beer selection is only American craft beer, featuring local, regional, and national craft breweries, and only on draft so as to reduce waste and energy. Get your game on, grub on and drink on.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Barcade Best Bar with Games/Entertainment!
388 Union Avenue (718) 302-6464 www.barcadebrooklyn.com
Gaming was never just for children. And Barcade just confirms that. The original venue of this chain that features classic video games like “Pac-Man” and “Donkey Kong” opened in Brooklyn in 2004 at a space that was formerly a metal shop. That gives the venue more than just beer and arcades. So bring your old school glee for gaming and your ambition for the high score.