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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

You just cannot go wrong with a night out drinking and playing vintage arcade games. For the Wreck-it Ralph fans out there, they have a Tapper's game, as well as the best pinball machine ever made (Iron Maiden), six player XMen, Ms. Pac-Man, TMNT 4-player,...4 player Pac-Man head-to-head and a whole lot more. You will find something to play no matter who you are (everyone can at least play Tetris!). We spent a couple of hours here and had a blast! Great place for a date, a night with friends or even a solo night out.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

Great beer selection and a large, fun arcade in the side room. Both video and pinball games here. Go!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

My frog kept dying because I’m so bad at video games. But even I had an amazing time. The rest of my family, who is good at games, loved it. My husband loved the old time games he hadn’t seen in years. The beer selection...was great! We had a great afternoon!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Very very very cool place. Great atmosphere and there are tons of games scattered all through the place. Had a blast!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my friend here as part of a birthday scavenger hunt. We had lots of fun. It was very busy early Saturday evening around 4 when we went. We still managed to find seats at the bar and ordered a couple of beers and...the guacamole (which was incredibly bland—I don’t recommend it). It was really easy to change money for tokens using the machine near the door. I put in $10 and ended up not using all of the tokens in the next hour and a half so we will be back. That was a great selection of classic games to choose from including streetfighter, Mortal Kombat, Mrs. Pac-Man, donkey Kong, and pinball. It was really helpful that there are spaces next to each game for you to sit your beer. We had a great time and will definitely be back again. Cheers!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This blends your youth with your adult life. As the name suggests, this is a combination of a bar and an arcade. The drinks are reasonably priced, but the real draw is the assortment of 1990's-vintage (and older!) coin-operated arcade games. These range from car...racing to sports to adventure games, really something for everyone. Bring $1 or $5 bills for use at the change machine, and relive your old days of playing arcade games after school. No food on the menu, save for bagged chips and such. Just drinking and arcade games.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove our daughter and her friends to a concert at the Filmore and decided to check out Barcade while we waited for them. What a great find! Lots of great beer on tap, Monday night is $1 taco night and it's...loaded with nostalgic arcade games! There's other snacky bar food. We were excited about the $1 tacos! We had a great time reliving our youth playing pac-man, ms.Pac-man, millipedes, and galaga! Just to name a few! We even played some pinball!There was also an outdoor seating area..a little beer garden. It was a really fun way to spend a summer night...waiting for the concert to end! A few beers, a few tacos and some arcade fun! Come down to find your favorite nostalgic arcade game and try some great beers!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Fun place with good craft beers and I love visiting with friends from out of town.. bartenders can be pretty pretentious at times but you can let it go and enjoy yourselves overall. Good for a group outing, date or to show people around Philly...and fishtown.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The Barcade is located just a short walk from the Fillmore. It is exactly what it suggests- a bar with a good selection of classic video games. There is also a small outdoor seating area. The food was not fancy, but it does the job....The beer selection is where it is at. The bartenders are helpful and courteous.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Sure the games we're fun, and it's a different atmosphere which us totally cool. But their tacos were absolutely disgusting and their chicken quesadillas were burnt and hard as a rock! Oh if you don't like craft beer this is not the place for you....pretty...sure that's all they serve. It was fun to play games, and have a fun girls not, but i was really upset that I spent 70$ bucks to get home to nasty food.....More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Barcade is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4