Blackbird Launches San Francisco’s First Bar Arcade

blackbirdSAN FRANCISCO, CA – As the first of its kind to launch in San Francisco, Blackbird’s latest venture and highly anticipated bar-arcade, Brewcade™ opened on December 10th​. Brewcade™ will feature an assortment of 25 handcrafted beers, a selection of artisanal soda pop, 12-oz. frozen French-Italian Sparkling Slushie cocktails, a “Munchie Bar” with a selection of gourmet snacks, 24 vintage arcade game machines, and more. Kai Villegas (most recently of Monk’s Kettle) will lead the day-to-day operations as General Manager/Beer Guru alongside Co-Owner/Operating Partner, Shawn Vergara and Co-Owner/Business Manager, Tiffny Vergara Chung. Providing the Castro with another superb location for adults to play, Brewcade™ is sure to be San Francisco’s favorite new entertainment and date destination.

Beverage Offerings:

Beer, Wine & Low-Alcohol, Carbonated Cocktails:

Brewcade™ will offer a selection of 25 handcrafted beers on tap ranging from $4-$9 each. Some of these beers at this time may include (among others):

o        Anchor Steam – California Common, Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA

o        Pivo – Hoppy Pilsner, Firestone Walker, Paso Robles, CA

o        Burning Oak – Black Lager, Linden Street, Oakland, CA    

o        Heavenly Hefe – Hefeweizen, Craftsman, Pasadena, CA               

o        KSA –  Kolsch, Fort Point, San Francisco, CA                                  

o        1500 – Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Drake’s, San Leandro, CA   

o        Double Tab – Imperial IPA, Berryessa, Winters, CA

o        CAPT. – Black IPA, Ruhstaller, Sacramento, CA

o        Red Seal – Amber Ale, North Coast, Fort Bragg, CA

o        Oaktown Brown – Brown Ale, CaliCraft, Walnut Creek, CA

o        Prior 8 – Belgian Dubbel, St. Bernardus, Watou, BEL

o        Tequila Barrel Noir – Barrel-Aged Stout, Almanac, San Francisco, CA

o        Mighty Dry – Hard Cider, Golden Gate Cider, Sebastopol, CA

Brewcade™ will also offer at least 5 wines on draft for $8 each. Wines may include items like: Pratsch Gruner, Milbrandt Pinot Gris, Tiamo Barbera, Terra Rosso Malbec and an El Dorado Petit Syrah.                                        

For those who are looking for an alternative to beer and wine, Brewcade™ will also offer a selection of carbonated, low-alcoholic beverages (courtesy of Matt Grippo and the Blackbird team) with a selection that may include a Winter White Sangria (White Aromatized Wine, Pear, Cinnamon, Anise), Coffee & Stout (Moylan’s Dry Irish Stout, Stumptown Cold Coffee Brew, Cardamaro, Bitter) and the Brewcade Aperitif (Bitter Orange Apertivo, Rubu Winter Port) for $9 each, as well as 12-oz. frozen French-Italian Sparkling Slushie cocktails for $10 each.

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Options:

Brewcade™ is proud to provide an assortment of delicious non-alcoholic beverage options including bottled soda pop provided by The Fizzary, San Francisco Soda Shop for $3.50 each. Brewcade™ will also offer a non-alcoholic beer option, and for the coffee lover, Stumptown Coffee on will also be offered on draft – nitro. Soda pop flavors at this time may include:

o        Maine Root Mexi-Cane Cola

o        Taylor’s Tonics Chai Cola

o        Cheerwine Cherry Cola          

o        Sparkola Diet Cola                 

o        Dr. Cane                                 

o        River City Root Beer              

o        AJ Steven’s Birch Beer

o        Lollie’s Cherry Pop                

o        Virgil’s Orange Cream

o        Fizzy Lizzy Fuji Apple            

o        Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade    

o        Nugrape                                 

o        Dad’s Blue Cream                  

o        Taylor’s Tonics Mate Mojito 

o        Bruce Cost Fresh Ginger Ale

Food Offerings:

As previously mentioned, Brewcade™ will showcase an exceptional “Munchie Bar” with tasty snacks ranging from $2-$5 and may include Carmel Corn – provided by CC MADE, Beef Jerky – provided by KRAVE, chips – provided by Route 114505 Chicharones and Quicos Corn Nuts.

Brewcade™ is also proud to partner with neighboring business, Hi Tops, for an extended food menu that can be ordered online via then brought into Brewcade™ to enjoy. Items from this menu will may include garlic fries, pretzels, corn dogs and chicken sandwiches. All food orders can be placed through ones’ mobile phone, whereby guests go to the Hi Topscashier after ordering and provide a name for pick up. Hi Tops is located just across the street from Brewcade™.

Design Details & Game List:

Brewcade™ features a sleek look made possible by C. Walters Design that is a minimalist approach with nods to the past. Specific design elements include: a life size magnetic board, colorful school-like stools, four, two-seater tables offered in a front patio for outdoor seating, a modern wall-mounted jukebox and a quarter machine for guests’ convenience (quarters are required to play the games.)

The carefully curated list of 24 vintage gaming machines will offer the following games (and up to 50+ games to play as some machines are multi-player.) For now, partial list of games include (full list provided upon request:)

o   Airplane shooters Raiden: 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945K III

o   Area 51 Gun Game

o   Bezerk

o   Donkey Kong

o   Donkey Kong Jr.

o   Double Dragon

o   Galaxian

o   Gauntlet

o   Jungle Hunt

o   King of Fighters Series

o   Mario Bros.

o   Marvel vs. St. Fighter

o   Ms Pacman

o   Pacman

o   Robatron 2084

o   Simpsons

o   Space Invaders

o   Space Invaders Part 2

o   Stargate

o   Street Fighter 2

o   Super Street Fighter & Alpha series

o   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

o   Tetris

o   Xevious



2200 Market St #102

Opening Date:

December 10, 2014

Hours of Operation:

3:00p.m. to 2:00a.m., Monday-Friday

2:00p.m. to 2:00a.m., Saturday-Sunday


Brewcade™ is the new playground for San Francisco and is brought to you by the team behind Blackbird. As San Francisco’s first arcade-bar, Brewcade™ is a hi-tech bar with nods to the past. Featuring 25 beers on tap, frozen French-Italian sparkling slushie cocktails, a modern wall-mounted jukebox playing jams, and the inclusion of over 24 classic arcade games (equipped to play over 50 games in all) Brewcade™ is sure to be a favorite among those looking for great beer and a bit of nostalgic fun.

Aside from offering an artisanal “Munchie Bar” with snacks for guests, Brewcade™ is also proud to partner with neighboring business, Hi Tops, for an extended food menu that can be ordered online and then brought into Brewcade™ to enjoy.

The space also offers a small amount of outdoor seating in a front patio overlooking San Francisco’s bustling Market Street. For more information on Brewcade™ please