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General Chat => Meetings, Exhibition, Events... => Topic started by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2009, 04:07:13 PM



Title: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2009, 04:07:13 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/barcade.jpg)

Barcade is a bar in Brooklyn / New York featuring more than 25 vintage arcade games from the 1980s and draft beer from local and regional microbreweries.... The bar was opened in 2004 in a former metal shop and won immediate acclaim for its unique combination of vintage arcade games and rare American craft beers. Sounds good isn't it?

Well, I'm in New York... I love bar ... I love arcade...so impossible to miss the BARCADE visit... head on to Brooklyn, very easy... thanks to the New York City Subway  8)

Here we are  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_1.jpg)

Yeah! I'm ready to enter  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_2.jpg)

Just in case... no drinks outside... no problem, I'm here for the games  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_3.jpg)

It's a bar... very dark... good for the ambiance  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_5.jpg)

I'm choosing a table... right in the middle of the room... so I can have an eye on all the games  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_6.jpg)

Of course, I'm trying the special beer here  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_7.jpg)

...and I'm ready for trying the games here  :P I just need quarters... follow me  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_8.jpg)

I'm here for the fun... but ... I would like to score on my favorite games... for example this Galaga  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_9.jpg)

Imagine the name of this game  ::)?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_10.jpg)

G'N'G ...Guns N' Roses? ... Nope... Ghosts'n'Goblins  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_11.jpg)

Any Berzerk fans around?  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_12.jpg)

... there's not a lot of people right now... because it's very early I would say...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_14.jpg)

This is clearly not the kind of place for Darth Nunette : Rock music ... loud volume... beers ... LOL  ;D ... but she's alright ...  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_15.jpg)

OK, from this point I decide to get some fun... Because I want to play the game, I give to my wife the mission to take pictures of the cabinets... she's a real pro for that now  :-*  So, here's what you can play here :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_18.jpg)

SlyFox?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_19.jpg)

Tapper of course ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_20.jpg)





Title: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2009, 04:43:31 PM
A lot of Williams game here  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_21.jpg)

Moon Patrol  :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_23.jpg)

Ouch... some impressive record done here  :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_22.jpg)

What a place  :-* :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_24.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_25.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_26.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_27.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_28.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_29.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_30.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_31.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_33.jpg)

Some Canadian guys (I presume because of the t-shirt) playing Gauntlet :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_32.jpg)

I love the ambiance of this place! When rock & arcade unites  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_34.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_36.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_35.jpg)

I still have an eye on Darth Nunette... or maybe she has an eye on me ... ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_37.jpg)

Back on the two games I really enjoyed to play here ... no surprise...  :P  ::)  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_38.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_39.jpg)

I really enjoy to see people still having fun on these old games  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_40.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_41.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_42.jpg)

TAPPER ... the perfect location for this cabinet  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_43.jpg)

The toilets... arghh... I didn't have a pen for writing something like : "Nuno was here"  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_44.jpg)

OK, it's time to go back to Manhattan... a last picture... did you recognize some characters?  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_45.jpg)

This one is easy  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_46.jpg)

It was a nice ArcadeLifeStyle moment here  :-*  If you are in New York, you MUST go there  8)

Oh..and as usual... a *free* video tour  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum2/barcade-youtube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LVPddYDdjE)
[click on the picture for the video]

Bye bye Barcade... 'til the next time   ::) 8)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2009, 05:28:33 PM
Video tour now available  ;)


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: petieken on December 27, 2009, 05:32:59 PM
Now THAT is an arcade lifestyle vacation :-*: Funspot, Funworld, Barcade. Those 3 locations are definitely on my list when I'm visiting NY in the future ;D.


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: Muerto on December 27, 2009, 05:33:24 PM
wow! i like the "rough" atmosphere!

A little of topic, but...:
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Where do i find the blueprints for this cab????? (the GnG one - allready have the Berzerk...  ;D)
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_39.jpg)


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 27, 2009, 08:48:22 PM
Nice bar, rock and games , could not be better if you ask me
(except for funspot ofcourse)


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: scr33n on December 27, 2009, 10:59:58 PM
Great tour Bruno !!!  :-* :-* :-*

Thanks for the pics and the video  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: ckong on December 27, 2009, 11:10:34 PM
Nice bar, there must be a good atmosphere when it is a bit more crowded. Does anyone know of such a place in Europe, I mean with classic arcade games?


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 31, 2009, 11:41:29 AM
great story. Someone should open up a bar like this in the Netherlands


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: atarikid on January 06, 2010, 12:48:45 PM

Imagine the name of this game  ::)?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_10.jpg)

This must Gyruss?


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: Muerto on January 06, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
hehe, look who have the SW highscore...!!!


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_22.jpg)


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2010, 06:27:40 PM

Imagine the name of this game  ::)?  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/pictures/usa2009trip/barcade_10.jpg)

This must Gyruss?


Nope... Gyruss is not a black & white game  8)


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: funkycochise on January 06, 2010, 06:56:01 PM
Asteroids ?


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: DarthNuno on January 06, 2010, 06:57:43 PM
Asteroids ?

Well done!  :spaceace:

...but it was too easy  :P


Title: Re: :: BARCADE - When Bar & Arcade unites *the tour* ::
Post by: Dantes on April 18, 2010, 06:46:48 PM
I went there when I was in NY last February... I'm not 21 yet, but I got "smuggled" in by Ben Falls (ex-Moon Patrol wr holder, D2K wr holder, official 4th place on DK) and Hank Chien (current DK wr holder), who frequently go there. I didn't dare to order anything, in fear of being thrown out, but I don't like or drink beer anyway so that wasn't too much of an issue. Played some DK, Moon Patrol, Crystal Castles, Marble Madness, Tetris, Centipede ... before I had to leave early because I was flying back home the next morning. Had a great time though, really fun place and had the opportunity to hang out with a couple of fun people. :)