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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 fun for families

Before 4pm you can bring your family and play great pinball and arcade games after 4 is adults... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A7FDthomasv
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Great place

Me and my friend went on new years eve and everything is free with tons of awesome games. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
owennathan2006
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Portland, Oregon
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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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Before 4pm you can bring your family and play great pinball and arcade games after 4 is adults only. Lots of fun!

Thank A7FDthomasv
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend went on new years eve and everything is free with tons of awesome games. It was really neat and had food and beverages if you wanted.

Thank owennathan2006
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am not huge on drinking or arcade games, however my husband and best friend are. There was a wide variety to choose from, even I found a few I enjoyed! Their drinks are very well priced and the $3 cover charge we had on...More

Thank Amy V
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

GK's newest renovation relieves it of its previous claustrophobia. It is now a sprawling, multicolored haven that those of us who grew up in the heyday of mall arcades could hardly have dreamed of. Many games still only cost a quarter, there's a full bar,...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Horrible. Went here because it was listed as a good rainy day activity in Portland. We were super disappointed. We went early so it was dead, but at least free to get in. I can't imagine having to pay a cover to go in. It...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I'm a pinball junkie. I love all the older arcade games but the pinball is my jam. The bar is ok but I would Focus on the games. A few times I've visited they were closed. Call ahead to make sure.

Thank jjtbody
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 16 April 2018 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 19 February 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 19 February 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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