How We Are Green

At Barcade we feel a responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of our business. Here are some of the products we use and programs we have implemented to help reduce our footprint.


Local beer tastes best. Barcade only sells American-brewed craft beer, and only beer on draft. On average, 75% of the beer served will be brewed within a few hours drive. By not serving bottles and cans, the draft beer moves quickly and beers are rotated more frequently. Empty kegs are returned to the breweries for cleaning and re-filling with no waste or energy consumed by recycling glass or aluminum.


Barcade runs on 100% wind and solar power generated in Pennsylvania and delivered to us through the grid by Con Edison Solutions.


It didn’t take long to realize how many serving straws a bar can go through per year. One can only imagine how many plastic straws are out there somewhere. Barcade uses 100% compostable and sustainable drinking straws and stirring straws from EcoProducts founded in Colorado. Other eco-conscious supplies include:

  • 100% compostable wheat straw serving food cups from World Centric.
  • Biodegareable food trays from SQP.
  • 100% recycled toilet paper from Green Heritage.


These days a “Made in America” tag can be refreshing to see. Most of our shirts are American Apparel brand and are locally screenprinted by AceFace Print Studio.


Much of the material used during our construction was salvaged or found. Whenever possible we have used reclaimed wood, doors, windows, light fixtures and just about everything else. Recycled paper stock is used for our daily beer and food menus.

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