Chelsea's Barcade Opening With Old-School Arcade Games and Craft Beer

By Mathew Katz on June 2, 2014 10:42am 

 Barcade's new Chelsea location has 54 classic arcade games.
Barcade's new Chelsea location has 54 classic arcade games.
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CHELSEA — Get your quarters and pint glass ready.

Barcade, the Williamsburg-based combination bar and old-school arcade, will finally open its first Manhattan location this week.

The spot at 148 W. 24th St. will open at noon on Tuesday with a plethora of games and American craft beers. The 3,500-square-foot bar was originally set to open last summer, but required extensive remodeling.

Barcade's 54 games include classics like "Bubble Bobble," "Donkey Kong" and "Altered Beast," along with the entire "Atari Star Wars" trilogy.

The bar also has 24 beers on a rotating tap, including Captain Lawrence's Captain's Kolsch, Fisherman's Pilot Pilsner and Sixpoint's Encore.

Barcade's original Williamsburg location was founded in 2004 by a group of five brew-loving gamers. The owners opened locations in Philadelphia and Jersey City in 2011.

The new Chelsea Barcade will hold about 150 people, nearly twice as many as the Brooklyn space. It will also have a full menu of pub grub, including sandwiches and burgers

Barcade, 148 W. 24th St., will be open daily from noon to 4 a.m. starting June 3.

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