Need to unwind for a while? Luckily for busy Rivington residents, there’s a local spot to both bring out your inner child and enjoy craft beers – Barcade, located at 163 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, which is only three miles from your Rivington apartment.
Barcade has locations in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Connecticut and opened its Jersey City location in 2011. Open from Sundays to Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Barcade serves snacks such as sliders, stuffed garlic bread, bratwurst and quesadillas as well as drinks.
Some of the classic favorite games that you can expect to find at Barcade include Asteroids, Blazing Star, Defender, Donkey Kong, Megan Man 3, Ms. Pac Man, Primal Rage and more.
All of the Barcade games accept Barcade tokens rather than quarters, which cost 25 cents each and most of the games only need one token to play. There are token machines on site where visitors can exchange up to a $20 bill for Barcade tokens.
Popular sporting events can also usually be found on television and tables can be reserved for parties on Sundays through Thursdays. Plus, for groups of 25+ people, special pricing can be arranged.
Currently, you can find tons of bar and arcade locations throughout locations, however when Barcade opened in 2004, it was credited as the inspiration behind the trend that now exists throughout the state.