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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

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511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
+1 503-796-9364
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Okay place

Service was very slow. Place was crowded of some show filming and they would get in our way of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mtheobald
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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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Awesome place

This arcade was just awesome . Most games were .25 cents ms Pac-Man was of course where I spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cassandra M
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
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+1 503-796-9364
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was very slow. Place was crowded of some show filming and they would get in our way of playing games because they needed that camera angle. Would recommend better games if you’re charging to play.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This arcade was just awesome . Most games were .25 cents ms Pac-Man was of course where I spent most of my money . The pinballs machines were a blast to play . The place was very crowded but everyone was considerate of each other...More

Thank Cassandra M
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 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

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 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 November 12, 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 September 16, 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 August 18, 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 August 16, 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 August 11, 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.

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Reviewed August 10, 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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