Just in time to cure your ailing heart from one of the most disappointing weeks in the history of Philadelphia since Larry Mendte went off-air, the much-anticipated bar/old-school arcade crossover, Barcade (1114 Frankford Ave), has announced it is open for business. The Feast reports that owners Paul Kermizian and Pete Langway announced the opening of Philly’s first Barcade (the forever hip Brooklyn already has one) via Twitter a few days earlier than previously expected.
Barcade will offer a pretty nice selection of craft and micro-brews along with joy-stick compatible food. They’ve also got a weekday Happy Hour with $1 off all beers. Judging by their Brooklyn location’s Yelp page, Barcade seems to actually be as heavenly as it sounds, with only a few grumblings of snobbish crowds/bartenders (standard fare for Williamsburg) and an admittedly unfortunate lack of Street Fighter. In fact, the only negative review we can find actually sounds pretty good to us, ” This is nerd heaven, but …. the nerds don’t know what to do with the cool, normal girls who come in.”
Clearly this is the business model we’ve been waiting for.