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:

Asteroids Deluxe
Crystal Castles
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Double Dragon
Gauntlet II
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Golden Axe
Magic Sword
Ms. Pac Man
Out Run
Smash TV
Spy Hunter
Super Mario Bros.
Time Pilot
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]

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