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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
+1 503-796-9364
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Retro Gaming All Day & Night

Pinball and video games, what more could you ask for? It’s pay-per-play, and most of the video... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thor4816
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Great for a rainy afternoon

It was a fun nostalgic stop to warm up after a rainy bike tour. It was fun to see the mix of ages... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lizz H
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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st century with over 100 of the most popular video games and pinball tables in a futuristic multi-level space. Enjoy a full bar and food menu nightly, along with recurring events such as Rock Band x Ground Kontrol, the stand-up comedy night No Pun Intendo and two monthly Free Play Parties!
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 02:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pinball and video games, what more could you ask for? It’s pay-per-play, and most of the video games were still set to 25 cents a play, which is awesome. A lovely smattering of pinball machines (if you need a fix, this is your place). We...More

Thank Thor4816
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a fun nostalgic stop to warm up after a rainy bike tour. It was fun to see the mix of ages of people enjoying video games old and new.

Thank Lizz H
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This was a fun stop! There are many pinball games which we enjoyed! There were also all the games from my childhood in the 80s. We enjoyed getting out of the cold for a little bit.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had some time to kill before going on our pre-booked Shanghai Tunnel tour, which is close by. Both my wife and I had a great time here, and that was without drinking! And I could not believe the cost of a game was just...More

2  Thank product-of-canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I've been checking out different arcade bars around the country on my visits, and this one is my favorite so far. With the Wargames theme in the main bar area, you feel like you're in NORAD with the large screens and WOPR computer bar. All...More

1  Thank kevin_lb562
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Walking around Portland, OR. I stumbled upon this arcade/bar. Once inside, they check your id to see if you are 21+. I felt like I was transported to the year 1982 with a modern twist. They have many classic arcade games, PAC-MAN, paperboy, tempest, joust,...More

1  Thank Rgd973
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a weekday. It had a small selection. Couple pinball machines had some issues. The tables were not clean they were sticky. One 5hing is they have a really cool bathroom.

Thank Tcard2013
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Casual laidback barcade in downtown Portland. Games are 25 cents to 1 dollar. Star Wars and Game of Thrones pinball, Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter, Bubble Bobble, Mario Kart, TMNT, etc. Need to be 21+ after 4:30PM. Check out the bathroom. Not as cool /...More

1  Thank krawner
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of classic arcade games and pinball games, including Tempest. We went with a group of adults and teens. The adults had more fun than the kids. Food and soft drinks available. Check the hours if going with kids, in the late afternoon it becomes...More

Thank Molly B
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Wow! This place nailed the concept for sure! Pretty much any classic game you could think of, they have it! Mix that with a bar and you have a place where you can spend an entire day! Oh, and you MUST checkout the bathroom. Hit...More

Thank Matt K
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