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“Terrible experience with children”

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ranked #5 of 55 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 3 July 2014

After entering with two children, we were told that minors have to leave by 5pm. At 4:52, we were told we had to leave after our kids tried to play a racing game. Apparently they wanted to start the liquor privileges early. They were good enough to give us our money back, but kids were disappointed. Do NOT recommend bringing your kids.

3  Thank Ryan2875
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

A small space. Do we want it to be bigger of course. Is that going to happen? no.
Pinball 50¢
Some Video Games 25¢ some 50¢
Had a great time. near very good grub.
Wish it was a better hood.

Two parking lots (pay2park) within 1 block which in this town is a godsend

Thank cliftiki
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

During our vacation to Portland we decided to visit Ground Kontrol Arcade. The place was packed with 21-30 year olds and here we are in our 50-60's. But that didn't stop us from having a micro-brew and playing pinball games. What was really nice, like I said the place was packed but whenever we wanted to play a game, it was open. We played pinball for over an hour. For a $5.00 cover fee the place was perfect: all the games you wanted to play were free! I would definitely go back!

2  Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Great variety of old video games and pinball machines, they do a good job of maintenance in terms of keeping the games functional...and the bathrooms! The one plus: They have a bar! You can drink booze! The one minus: No smoking, not like the old days...But still...tons O' fun for an old-school fart like me! And cheap!

3  Thank BeerBackwash
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

On our last trip to Portland (we were only there 4 days) - I dragged my husband to this place 2 nights in a row. I spent a small fortune playing the Adams family pinball machine and got drunk on quality Deschutes beer for cheap... what more could you ask for in a night out? Also had some weird vietnamese hotdog.. but that was solid late night drunk food.... I came home wanting to invest in an old school pinball machine.

3  Thank SVMcBos
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