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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Ready Player One in real life

It was like stepping out of a RP1 VR simulation into “real life.” I played Ms Pac-Man to my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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My family loves pinball! Ground Kontrol has an excellent assortment of pinball. We didn’t get to... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Mesa, Arizona
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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...more
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511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was like stepping out of a RP1 VR simulation into “real life.” I played Ms Pac-Man to my highest score ever with Ms Pac-Man on speed. I tried Joust-ing but just couldn’t get the flapping right after 35 years. 2 quarters lasted me a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alantien
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The game selection is great! Bar staff was friendly and pizza was delicious. The flow of the center bar area was a mess. Between people waiting for food and other ordering drinks, it took a while to get thru the crowd. Suggest getting a rope...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

My family loves pinball! Ground Kontrol has an excellent assortment of pinball. We didn’t get to try all the games but got to play Arabian Nights (a rare find), Championship Pub, White Water, The Hobbit, Dialed In, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Simpson’s, Monster Bash...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank babycub2005
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This place is awesome, for just $3 and then a couple bucks in quarters you are in for hours of fun. Their game selection is awesome and the drinks are good they are not ridiculously priced either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zombiemom_4
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My husband and I stopped in for video games and drinks. We first hit up the bar and ordered two cocktails. I got the princess peach cocktail which should have never been created. It was blueberry stoli vodka, peach schnapps and hard apple cider with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Apanda8
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Before 4pm you can bring your family and play great pinball and arcade games after 4 is adults only. Lots of fun!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend went on new years eve and everything is free with tons of awesome games. It was really neat and had food and beverages if you wanted.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank owennathan2006
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I am not huge on drinking or arcade games, however my husband and best friend are. There was a wide variety to choose from, even I found a few I enjoyed! Their drinks are very well priced and the $3 cover charge we had on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 501amyv
Reviewed July 9, 2018

GK's newest renovation relieves it of its previous claustrophobia. It is now a sprawling, multicolored haven that those of us who grew up in the heyday of mall arcades could hardly have dreamed of. Many games still only cost a quarter, there's a full bar,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ethanthej
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Horrible. Went here because it was listed as a good rainy day activity in Portland. We were super disappointed. We went early so it was dead, but at least free to get in. I can't imagine having to pay a cover to go in. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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