Barcade Jersey City

Barcade is the Original Arcade Bar: a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic arcade games and American craft beer. There are currently eight locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and California. All locations are owned and operated by four of the company founders; Paul Kermizian, Pete Langway, and brothers Kevin and Scott Beard along with a small group of private investors.

The original Barcade opened in 2004 in a former metal shop on Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At the time, Kevin and Scott were working in graphic design, Paul in film and television, and Pete in advertising. Paul had just completed directing the feature film “American Beer”, a road trip documentary profiling the American craft beer industry, and the friends were spending time drinking craft beer and playing the classic 1980’s video games that lined the walls of Paul’s Williamsburg loft.

Those beer and game filled nights inspired the group to open a neighborhood bar focused on American craft beer and classic video games. They quit their day jobs, maxed out their credit cards, and began work on Barcade.

Looking for a truly unique place to have your next private party or work outing in Jersey City? Want to throw a professionally curated event in a vibrant JC setting? Then look no further than Barcade.

With 25 independent American craft beers on tap (24 on draft and one cask), a massive collection of classic video games and pinball machines, and delicious in-house food options, Barcade can handle any sort of group outing, from a surprise birthday party to a complete buy-out for a holiday work party.

Venue Details

  • 163 Newark Ave.
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • 201-332-4555
Venue Categories
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Entertainment
  • Unique
Event Types
  • Birthday Party
  • Cocktail
  • Corporate Event
  • Other
  • Social Event
  • Special Occasion


  • Arcade Games
  • Full Bar
  • Outdoor Seating
  • WiFi


  • Bar

Dining Style

  • Casual

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