A new bar/arcade, cleverly named Barcade, is on its way to the Fishy. The original Barcade is in Brooklyn, but the owners are looking to expand to the city of Brotherly Love at 1114 Frankford Avenue. Pete Langway, Barcade’s owner, fell in love with this warehouse location because it has a similar feel to the Brooklyn digs (they will be maintaining the original façade at the locale). Much of the material used during the construction will be salvaged or and whenever possible they will use reclaimed wood, doors, windows, light fixtures; another slow build project! The bar will be micro-brew focused (24 to be exact), with plans to serve a light food menu, and will house quite a collection of 1980s arcade video games (approximately 30); a combination which is new for Philly (a Dave & Buster’s this will not be). In addition to the bar, Langway also has plans to convert the lot next door into a bicycle parking lot (hipsters, get excited), as well as an outdoor beer garden and Langway is tentatively planning for completion by summer of this year. While the location is near Sugar House Casino, there is not much foot traffic in front of this specific lot, but with a unique idea and a need for something like this on Frankford Avenue, Barcade success is looking pretty good.
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