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Post-Theater Bar: Where to Drink After ‘Rock of Ages’

Relive the arcade days of the 80s

You’re going to see Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theater and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got just the right post-theater bar for those going to see the totally tubular musical throwback to the Reagan era.



Rows of video games to live out your 80s dreams await you at Barcade in Williamsburg and Jersey City (Photo: Courtesy of Barcade)

The Show: It’s the jukebox musical that nods to all of the icons of the 80s: Pat Benatar, Jon Bon Jovi, Poison, Journey, Joan Jett and more. Woven within the retro tunes: a love triangle, the pursuit of big dreams, and a classic case of rock-and-roll ego. While certainly a silly send-up of the days of stone-washed denim, Rock of Ages will bring back good memories of a simpler time … with bigger hair, of course.

The Bar: Warning: After Rock of Ages, you may be struck with the strong urge to get your Pac-Man on. If that is the case, then immediately head over to Barcade in Williamsburg (or Jersey City if you’re headed that way) — all of your old electronic friends are here . Relive your glory days and get your name on the bar’s esteemed list of high-scorers.

What to Drink: An impressively crafty list of two dozen beers are on tap, from Finback Double Sess ($6) to Troegs Nugget Nectar ($6).

For where to eat before Rock of Ages, see our pre-theater restaurant suggestion.

388 Union Ave., Brooklyn

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