The List: Barcade vs. Barcade

Okay, so with Barcade: Philly now officially open in Fishtown and occupying the sweet dreams and daylight obsessions of both beer and video game geeks alike, we got to thinking… What is it about the place that’s more awesome: the Founders Dirty Bastard Ale or the original Bally/Midway TRON arcade cabinet?

The obvious answer here is that there’s absolutely nothing cooler than getting a few pints in and then going all 007 playing drunken Spy Hunter, but if you had to choose between the brews and the games, which side would you come down on?

Before you answer that, you should probably take a look at the offerings side-by-side, so check out the Big List of Barcade’s Beers and Arcade Games after the jump.

The Beers:

Allagash Blonde
Avery White Rascal
Bell’s Expedition Stout
Bruery Autumn Maple
Climax ESB
Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale
Dogfish Head Black and Red
Founders Dirty Bastard Ale
Furthermore Knot Stock
Harpoon Cider
Harpoon Triticus
Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild
Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Port Mongo
Rogue John John Ale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Sly Fox O’Reilly’s Irish Stout
Southern Tier Inequity
Southern Tier Pumking
Troegs Dead Reckoning
Victory Scarlet Fire
Voodoo Bitchin’ Camaro
Yards Cape Of Good Hope (Cask)

The Games:

Arkanoid
Asteroids Deluxe
Berzerk
Burgertime
Carnival
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Defender
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Double Dragon
Frogger
Galaga
Gauntlet II
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Golden Axe
Joust
Magic Sword
Ms. Pac Man
Out Run
Paperboy
Popeye
Punch-Out!
R-Type
Rampage
Smash TV
Spy Hunter
Super Mario Bros.
Tapper
Tempest
Tetris
Time Pilot
TRON
Turbo
WWF WrestleFest

And yeah, the place has food, too, but there’s nothing on the menu that can compare with the sweet satisfaction of button-mashing your way through a round of Double Dragon and then using the load screen to knock back half an O’Reilly’s Irish in one long swallow.

Still, you can check out the menu, the vintage video game posters and ever-changing list of beers at Barcade’s website.

Barcade Philadelphia [Official website]

  • Bart

    No Offroad?

  • Snake

    Glad to see Tapper on the list, but I was really hoping for Elevator Action.

  • Julie

    Definitely the games list. I mean, those of us who actually grew up playing these games are gonna go bananans. Paper Boy? Really? Fantastic.

    The beer list is good, but I can get a lot of those brews now all over the city (we’re lucky that way). Plus I just personally prefer European beers. So games 1, beer 0. But I’ll definitely be drinking a Bruery Autumn Maple while playing Joust. It’s what God intended.

  • Earl J

    Went early Friday night. Food weak, beer really warm, games good. Tried to speak with Mgr. Shawn but he did not seem to have time to listen. As an FYI don’t bring your kids here as they are not welcome.

  • http://thepizzaproject.blogspot.com Saucy

    Was here the other night and I have to say that I had a stunningly good time! Held down Wrestlefest for a good hour so I apologize for that. Meanwhile, the beer selection was “off the chains,” as they say. Two Lagunitas taps! Smuttynose Pumpkin. Beautiful! If you are in mood for more extensive review, check it. http://thepizzaproject.blogspot.com/2011/10/beer-video-games-hipsters-barcade.html

  • http://thepizzaproject.blogspot.com Saucy

    One more thing: Just to clarify, I am not a troll and I was not bagging on the Foobooz review which was quite good. Meant a more extensive review than what I was able to put in comments! Thanks!

  • *lg*

    Word of warning: don’t go on the weekend yet. It’s mad packed! For the best time, try to head during the week. You might actually get to play a game.