Barcade is a new pop-up bar and video game arcade with a focus on retro games, craft beer, premium drinks and classic American bar food that is scheduled to open at the end of September. The pop up is set to call Braamfontein in Jozi home for around 3 months and is something that most people are probably going to really enjoy, considering that it combines pretty much everything that was good from the 1980’s into one new, shiny package.
In short, expect a venue where classic arcade video games can be played in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere to the retro sounds of 80’s and 90’s hip hop, grabbing snacks like corn dogs, sticky chicken wings, pulled pork sandwiches or chicken fried waffles from a classic American bar menu by Taylors Good Food (I know, I’m already dying inside from excitement). As far as drinks go – expect an extensive selection of premium craft beers and international breweries as well as your normal options of fire water. 10 custom-made arcade machines will fill the space (classics like PacMan, Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat and Bubble Bobble) , allowing plenty of opportunity for everyone to enjoy the free games in a bid to own the leaderboards. Barcade opens at the Alex Theatre in Braamfontein (plenty of space for mingling and chowing down after work) to the public on Friday the 26th of September at 5pm.
Doors will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 5pm and midnight as of Friday the 26th September. Entrance and games are free. This looks like this is going to be THE place to be this Summer in Jozi (even the wifi is free!).
Barcade – Drink. Play. Repeat!
WHERE: 36 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein
OPEN: 3 month pop-up bar – September 26th Thursday to Saturday
TIME: 5pm to 12
Social Media: @BarcadeJozi and @TaylorsGoodFood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.