Sunday, November 16, 2008

A night at Barcadia

Last night, my boyfriend and I went out with some of his friends to celebrate one of his college friend's birthdays at a place in Brooklyn called Barcadia. The way my boyfriend described this place I expected to be in a casino-like place lined with video games and waiters taking your drink order. Well, imagine my surprise when instead I was surrounded by boys wearing beanies, and shirts that are small and faded, and skinny jeans that were tighter than my skinny jeans. It was a mix of your average nerds, hippies and skaters. As you might imagine, I was very much out of my element. What's worse, there was one, sometimes two, bartenders, which made getting a drink nearly impossible. In fact, every time I tried to order a drink, it seemed like the bartender was serving everyone except me. When I finally was able to get the bartender's attention, I ordered a white zinfandel. "A zinfan who?," the bartender asked. "What kind of white wine do you have?," I asked. "Chardonnay, and, uhhhh," he began. "Chardonnay! A chardonnay is fine," I said. But as it turns out, the chardonnay was not fine. It tasted like rubbing alcohol. This place was supposedly known for its beer, so I ditched the chardonnay and ordered a Raspberry stout, expecting a light, sweet beer. What I got was vomit-inducing. The beer was dark and disgusting. I tried to give the beer to several others, but they all had one sip and passed. So I ditched that beer and got a merlot. That merlot also tasted like rubbing alcohol. At this point we ditched the bar and walked to the diner where I just had coffee.

How was your weekend?

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8 comments:

Brandie said...

sounds like you won't be going back to this place again :( sounds pretty horrible. hope the rest of your weekend was better!

Subway Gal said...

Thanks, brandie, but the night wasn't really that bad. I'm just a bit of, I mean, a total drama queen. I probably made it sound worse than it was. I failed to mention that the part about hanging with my boyfriend and our friends was fun, and the diner was AWESOME b/c I love food, but it is definitely a place I don't plan to go back to.

wishmewell said...

ah...classic mistake. focus on the word raspberry rather than the word stout.

out of curiosity, where was this place? sounds somewhat up my alley (although i know what chardonnay is and dislike raspberry stout) what with the whole "beer selection" and "brooklyn" parts

Subway Gal said...

This place was somewhere in Brooklyn along the L and G lines. Does that narrow it down? Prob not. Sorry, but I have zero sense of direction so I'm not really sure where it was, except that I think it may have been in Williamsburg. I'd google it.

Patrick D said...

Its Barcade not barcadia which sounds like a far away land in Zelda - she is being over dramatic - the place is pretty cool and has great games - go to barcadebrooklyn.com to learn more....

Subway Gal said...

Thank you for clarifying the name (Barcade, Barcadia, who the hell cares?) and providing the Web site, boyfriend. You are so helpful.

And, for the record, I already admitted to being a bit dramatic about things (see above) so ha!

wishmewell said...

ahh...that's right by like union pool and the lazy catfish.

i'll have to check it out. i'm a big fan of arcades and alcohol

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