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“Old-time fun”

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ranked #5 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 October 22, 2013

The Ground Kontrol Arcade is an awesome step back in time for those of us who played games before there were Playstations and X-Boxes. This place has just about all the old titles you remember and you can drink beer while playing!

Thank HikeBiker
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Travel back in time for Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man,and my favorite Dr. Mario. This place has classic arcade games and pinball machines plus a small dining area. Don't let the dark atmosphere turn you off. You know you're going to an arcade right? Channel your middle school self. The only thing to note is that at 5 pm, it turns into a Dave and Buster type 21 and over bar and arcade, so families with kids need to leave.

1  Thank SlipperContessa
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The arcade is fantastic and using real quarters and not coins is awesome! So many of the old games PacMan, Dig Dug, Tempest... you name it. Most games even have a place to hold your drink (and yes it can be an alcoholic beverage).

The staff is friendly and the bar serves everything. They also have good pub food. The place is clean, but a little dark.

Don't forget to go upstairs for the pinball machines.

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Play the classics (pacman, moon buggy, outrun, nibbler...).
It is a little dark and you might not be used anymore ;).

Blast from the past!

Thank maxscipio
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Lots of nostalgia here; lots of arcade games but pretty cramped space-wise. Very small eating area. A fun spot to stop by if you're in Portland.

2  Thank stephsco
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