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Best $10 Recession-Friendly Bar Zone-Out New York 2009 - Barcade

Barcade

Barcade

388 Union Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

718-302-6464

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This is very simple. First, somehow acquire a $10 bill. (Maybe sell some furniture? Some plasma? Some dignity?) Then go to Barcade. Buy a pint of one of their 20-plus fine beers on tap. (Scout their constantly rotating selection at barcadebrooklyn.com.) Tip generously. And then slip whatever bills you've got left into a change machine, extract as many quarters as that gets you, and dump them all into the Arkanoid machine. It's near the back, on your left. Arkanoid is driven by the oldest video-game conceit around: You have a little bar. You hit a ball. It busts up a few blocks. It comes back to you, and you hit it again. Repeat. Except now there's lasers and shit. You can split the ball into three balls. Some of the blocks are indestructible. There are enemies. And the blocks bloom into increasingly elegant geometric designs to entice and frustrate you. Shit is mad addictive. Stick with it. Sip your beer. Everything is gonna be all right. Things are gonna get better. They already have.

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Louie
Louie

My idea for a science fiction movie. TV and non education have so reduced the intelligence of the race that people living in New York City need a newspaper to tell them where to drink and eat

3451
3451

Better yet, take the next bus back to where ever you came from so natives can go to their local tavern without having to look at your stupid screaming pie face

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