Team Unwinnable has been excited about Barcade Jersey City for some time now. We first heard the Brooklyn staple was opening a new location this side of the Hudson River way back in July and we visited the bar in January when it was still under construction. We had the opportunity to check out the finished product on Friday for the soft opening and we loved what we saw – a spacious bar with ample seating, a fantastic American craft beer selection and, most importantly, more vintage arcade cabinets than you could shake a stick at.
We also got a bit of a surprise. Unwinnable cartoonist extraordinaire Bee Tee Dee had done a custom chocking victim poster for the bar:
Yep, that is Rush bassist Geddy Lee Heimlich Maneuvering a Pac-Man cherry out of a choking Faker He-Man. Barcade is a magical place. Check it out and bring a roll of quarters – Gauntlet isn’t going to beat itself.
Full disclosure: In case you forgot, Barcade was one of several sponsors for the first Geek Flea.