Barcade opens second Philly location – With over 70 video games on offer
Two floors of the venerable Hale Building at 1326 Chestnut Street will soon become home to a new haven for vintage gaming and craft beer enthusiasts. Opening its doors on December 30th, Barcade’s second Philadelphia outpost promises a vibrant atmosphere brimming with nostalgia and delicious libations. To commemorate its arrival, the venue will host a celebratory New Year’s Eve bash for revelers to ring in the new year amidst classic arcade action. News of the opening was shared on their Instagram page.
Since its inception in Brooklyn in 2004, Barcade has garnered national acclaim for its unique blend of craft brews and meticulously curated collections of vintage arcade games and pinball machines, predominantly from the 1980s and 1990s. Beloved titles like Tetris, Mortal Kombat, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man await retro gaming aficionados, while a diverse food and beverage menu catering to varied palates will satiate appetites with sandwiches, hot dogs, tacos, desserts, wine, and specialty cocktails.
The chosen venue, the Hale Building, holds significant historical significance. Erected in 1887, the High Victorian Gothic edifice initially served as an office building for detective agencies, the Keystone National Bank, and even the office of its renowned architect, W.G. Hale. Hale’s legacy extends beyond the Hale Building, encompassing the iconic Divine Lorraine Hotel on Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue.