I heard of Barcade a long time ago but it was described to me as an underground arcade in someone’s 2nd floor K-Town apartment. (Check it out, there’s even a listing for it in UrbanDictionary.com.) But after reading up on it in CalendarLive it sounds like something definitely worth checking out. Old school gamers who remember classics like Galaga, Rampage and Joust will loooove it, especially since here each play only costs a quarter. Heck, I loves it! In fact, why don’t we as a society go back to 25-cent-per-play games?
If it’s been a while since you’ve flexed your thumbs at Joust or honed your hand-eye coordination with Galaga, you needn’t wait any longer — and here you can ply yourself with alcohol and enjoy the sounds of a live DJ.
Tunes are supplied by resident and guest djs most nights:
MONDAYS: Brickems and friends
TUESDAYS: Randy J and friends
WEDNESDAYS: “SERTAO” DJ Nuts, B+, Coleman and friends
THURSDAYS: “CAROUSEL ONE” DJ Joe and friends
FRIDAYS: “THE TILT” Sick Vic, Sheak and friends
SATURDAYS: “HOLLYWOOD HIGH” Danny Holloway and friends.
The only thing is, there’s no hard liquor. You’ve got your pick of beer ($2 PBR) and wine. If you’re realllly hungry there’s $6 Super Ramen available…do people still eat that stuff?
Even though Barcade is already open, a grand opening party next week will make it official.
**GRAND OPENING PARTY: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 8pm
371 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90004
Hours: 8pm-2am Mon-Sat
Amount: No cover