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“Met my expectations”

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ranked #7 of 56 Fun & Games in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had planned on visiting this place for weeks. It was a little smaller than I originally thought and a little tight to squeeze by some gamers. The games are .25 cents per play. Overall they had a great selection of games and pinball, though I was hoping they may more. There is a small bar area with seating that could be used for more games, but having driven by this place in the evening, it appears this is also a cool hangout spot for having beers or drinks.

1  Thank Charles G
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

For what you pay for the games, this is a good value. I think my fiance's remembrance of the games heightened them up a bit though as he found it a little disappointing when he went here. But if your nostalgia does not outweigh the reality, this is a fun spot to revisit some classic arcade games.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The pacman game at the front door is the best truly a great time with friends.. This atmosphere and whole place is great i mean whats better than an arcade with beer... An arcade with a portland vibe thats what!

Thank Greening42
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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Amazing selection of games, cool interior, easy to find. If I lived in Portland I would be here once a week, easy.

Thank Cara H
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Maybe it was being surrounded by Drupalites in the closed to the public event, maybe it was the thrill of resting my beer in the convenient cup holder while nerding out to throwback arcade games, but I thought Ground Kontrol was awesome. Cheap drinks, cheap eats, classic games - winning.

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