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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
+1 503-796-9364
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Great bar after hours awesome arcade during the day

First and foremost if it's after 5 minors can't come in and the bar is open. This place fills up... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Nate M
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Not for young kids

Was pumped up to check the place out with my 10 year old daughter. We walked a good way there and... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
David K
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 02:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-796-9364
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

First and foremost if it's after 5 minors can't come in and the bar is open. This place fills up quickly and there are many classic games. In the night time they limit the amount of people who get in to maintain fire code and...More

Thank Nate M
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Was pumped up to check the place out with my 10 year old daughter. We walked a good way there and found out after certin hours no kids can come in. Both me and my kid were upset

Thank David K
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

After going to Tacoma, WA Video arcade bar, Dorky's. I thought this place would be equally as awesome place to kick it at. It's small and doesn't have a lot of arcade games. The floor is sticky, I was practically glued to the floor.

1  Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 26 May 2015

My gosh, I played on some retro games I have not played for years! I am glad that the prices of the games didn’t go up (like everything else nowadays). I even want to say the prices are lower, than when I use to play...More

Thank Junior_Estrada
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I visited here with two 8 year olds and two adults and we had a great time trying out all the different old school machines and all the different kind of pin ball machines that they had. The space is a teeny bit small, but...More

Thank DanielGTravels
Reviewed 7 April 2015

By luck we heard of Ground Kontrol on our recent trip to Portland, and we had a blast. They have tons of games I remember playing as a kid in the 90's. The best part is, they were still .25 to play! A great way...More

Thank Brent J
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here and are glad we did. They have a great selection of pinball (and video games). I think they have at least 15 pinball machines and all of them that we played were in excellent working condition. Great place.

Thank fool4travelin
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I really loved this arcade. It had Mario Kart and DDR, what more could I need? In addition to those two, there's a whole bunch of older games as well as a plethora of pinball machines. Also, they have some good drinks that are based...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

What more could anyone want? The light up tables, dozens of games (DDR!!) and happy hour specials (3 dollar beer 5-7 I believe) reasonably predicted comfort food.. There is certainly nothing like it in my city. Staff is no more cynical than usual. Only thing...More

Thank Dylan T
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Whenever I'm in Portland, I never miss a visit to Ground Kontrol. As a long-time gamer and one who grew up with arcades, this is a real nostalgic trip for me. But, I go because I love playing some of my all-time favorite games. I'm...More

1  Thank Valkyrie_Kate
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