Well how about that? Less than a year after the opening of Barcade Chelsea, here we are celebrating the grand opening of Barcade #5! That's right FIVE Barcades now exist. It truly is becoming a Barcade empire. This location is in the infamous East Village of Manhattan, on St. Mark's Place no less.
If you're familiar with any of the other four Barcades, this location is definitely a bit different. A bit more narrow with a different overall motif. With a short descent heading down to the bar as you walk in, it comes off a bit more of a basement arcade. With 20 American Craft Beers on tap at all times. One thing of note: no hard alcohol at this location - this was to appease the concerned local community board. But if you're like us, that won't matter - beer me please!
The exterior is still awaiting the patented Barcade sign, but just look for the entrance next to the St. Mark's Karaoke sign.
Another big difference with this location is the games. With their fifth iteration, Barcade has finally acquiesced to the thousands of requests they've gotten to include 90's fighting games. Among the highlights for me being Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 which I remember spending many a quarter on back in the day.
This Barcade will have food available as well, just not right away. They open officially TOMORROW Thursday 10/9 for beers and gaming! Check out the slideshow below for additional photos:
6 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY