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Barcade Jersey City: December Update

Its been a while since our last check-in with Barcade's new downtown Jersey City location. I decided to walk by on my way home from work yesterday and was happy to find that work on the place is starting to shape up. The photo above was taken through their front door. It looks like we're seeing the beginnings of a bar perhaps? Also, even though it was already mentioned that this Barcade location would also be serving food, I was excited to see that the permit taped to the window listed work being done on a "food prep area". Awesome. One other thing I noticed was another permit stating that nothing would be allowed closer than 5 feet to the curb. I'm assuming this means that there will indeed be outdoor seating available here, which is a great addition.

They've also set up some official websites for you to follow:

It looks like the opening is in sight and I for one cannot wait.


Barcade: Jersey City - JINXED!

Crap. I guess I jinxed it with my post yesterday about the new Barcade location opening on Newark Ave. in Jersey City. Look what I found when I strolled by yesterday!

"NO PERMITS" Uh oh. I'm hoping this is just a little snafu and not a sign of things to come. I've heard that new businesses in JC can get pretty caught up in red tape. Oy.


Barcade: Jersey City

Barcade: Jersey City has been made semi-official in an article in the Jersey City Independent. Since I live 3 blocks away, I figured I'd keep an eye on its development here on the blog. Above is what it looked like as of Wednesday July 14th.

As of now what we know (or think we know):

arcade games
bigger space than Brooklyn
food, probably sandwiches and lighter fair (locally sourced)
sidewalk seating


Even More Barcade Photos

I've just been oozing photos from Barcade lately. With its low lighting and many arcade games, who knew it would be a great beertography spot?

Yet again, I'd like to speculate about the owners of Barcade opening a similar space in Jersey City. I've been scouring the web looking for clues. So far I've found this and this tweet by WiredJC that seemingly got no response. Hmmm.....


Beer Bars Are Good: Barcade and Matt Torrey's

Matt Torrey's - a new beer bar on Bushwick Ave. in East Williamsburg. Quite a few rotating craft taps, including Brooklyn Brewery Dark Matter when I was there this past Thursday.

The bar that has emerged as my most frequented is Barcade. They have almost weekly (excellent) events and its a great space. PLUS, arcade games! Above is from the aftermath of the Sierra Nevada event, L to R the Fritz & Ken 30th Anniversary Stout, Crystal Wheat and the 2004 Bigfoot.

Another of the Fritz & Ken.

Not only do they have great beer, but they have clever advertising as well.

Rumor has it on the interwebs that Barcade has been looking into expanding into Jersey City. This is excellent news for me since I just moved there. All I've heard so far is that its going to be a bigger space. Does anyone have any further info?