Drink and revive: the rise of Barcade

Simon Parkin writing for Polygon:

After a noisy opening, the darkened bar lit by the cathode glow of its attendant squadron of machines, success was quick and consistent. “The popularity surprised me,” says [Barcade founder] Kermizian, “and [the fact] that it didn’t wear off, that it became a place where people came regularly. We were worried that this might be a lot of fun for people, but that they would only view it as a once-in-a-long-while thing. I was astounded at how many regulars we found right away, and how dedicated they became.”

Barcade was a great idea, and it’s awesome to see its popularity catch on, at least around here in New York.