Barcade, the vintage gaming watering hole that seeks to reunite arcade games with their dive-bar roots, is adding two locations in two trendy locations in Manhattan. Games still will cost one quarter per play.
The new sites will be 148 West 24 Street in Chelsea, and another is pending community board approval in St. Mark's. They will join locations in Jersey City, N.J., Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, and Philadelphia.
The Chelsea location will feature 24 draft beer taps and a full kitchen, but the main attraction is the game, classics of coin-op gaming from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Yes, Tapper (pictured) — the game about serving drinks — is one of them.
Polygon profiled Barcade and its founder Paul Kermizian back in February. Barcade is frequented by Hank Chien the current world record-holder in Donkey Kong.