Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Arcade, Bar, and Cocktail Bar
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
  • Jason X.
    "drink PBRs real fast, and play Dr. Who Pinball upstairs."(37 Tips)
    carrie k.
    "check out free play every second Thursday and last Wednesday!"(7 Tips)
    Tim N.
    "All there hotdogs, good stiff drinks and great video games"(16 Tips)
    Ty S.
    "Get a large group of friends or strangers and play Killer Queens."(4 Tips)
165 Tips and reviews
  • pinball
  • video games
  • free play
  • killer queen
  • classic arcade games
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  • Roy B.
    Roy Britton1 day ago
    Decent. Small place though. Has a lot of classic arcade games and a nice pinball selection. If that's your thing, can drop 10 bucks and have a good time.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Casey S.
    Casey SullivanOctober 21
    Decent beer and lots of fun games.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeOctober 16
    Awesome pinball machines! Most are only 50 cents each
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideSeptember 21
    Step back into the 80s with authentic retro arcade games and an entire second floor of pinball. And have some beer while you're playing!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchneiderSeptember 16
    Fun environment for old school arcade video games, with a nice addition of good food and drink.
  • Lucille B.
    Lucille ButlerSeptember 9
    Super Mario Kart, a bunch of 4+ player games, TONS of pinball machines and I think I peeped a DDR Extreme machine, all in good condition. Thursday happy hour makes the spot hot as hell temp. wise.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 6
    The bee game gfg
  • Michael B.
    Great pinball selection.
  • Luke M.
    Great arcade with many classic games (Burger Time!) and pinball machines. There is a full bar and many of the items on their food menu can be made vegan.
  • Vahid
    VahidJune 3
    If you are born in 80s you will love this place!
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanMay 30
    Free play Sundays!
  • Sam D.
    Terrible experience don't go here.
  • Alexandro S.
    Funny place to be!!
  • Marina L.
    Go play some games with your new friends.
  • Erik T.
    Pinball and classic arcade games!
  • Annie M.
    Addams family pinball!
  • Katie H.
    Katie H.February 12
    Bring some cash and play some Tekken!
  • Tim N.
    Tim NortonJanuary 27
    All there hotdogs, good stiff drinks and great video games
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJanuary 7
    they have DDR for 50 cents!!
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ConleyDecember 21, 2015
    Arcade games, pinball, and booze! Hell yeah! Gamer grub and quarter slots for the win!
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓December 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun and cheap date place. Bring quarters to play the games and wear shoes you won't cry over when someone inevitably spills beer on them.
  • Larry A.
    Larry AndersonNovember 30, 2015
    What's not to like about this place? Awesome selection of stuff, immaculately maintained machines, and a place to hang out and drink/snack. SPEND YOUR MONIES HERE!
  • Allen
    AllenSeptember 19, 2015
    Killer Queen is super addictive.
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithSeptember 16, 2015
    Get a large group of friends or strangers and play Killer Queens.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreySeptember 11, 2015
    Arcade with fun old games. $5 to get in games were free.
  • Deanna H.
    Deanna HillSeptember 6, 2015
    Great old school games!
  • Logan S.
    Logan SmithAugust 27, 2015
    Free play night is great.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McClaneAugust 25, 2015
    Pinball and booze!
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 9, 2015
    Amazing arcade with cheap drinks, classic consoles and cutting edge pinball.
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.June 14, 2015
    Check out the bathrooms!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeJune 7, 2015
    Fun video game place, the pinball machines could use some more lighting.
  • Bobbi F.
    Bobbi FosterMay 12, 2015
    The bathroom was awesome. Tiled to imitate a pacman game.
  • Jayren
    JayrenApril 1, 2015
    You know as a kid i never got into videogames i wonder if it was a blind thing that caused that.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonMarch 29, 2015
    A fantastic place to grab a beer and play some well maintained pins!
  • Andre W.
    Andre WyattFebruary 20, 2015
    This bar is home to one of the three copies of Killer Queen, the hottest arcade game since Asteroids. Bring a couple friends and experience it here first.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJanuary 19, 2015
    Great cheap arcade games for $0.25 or $0.50 a round. Grab a drink and some snacks. You're going to stay a while.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NysJanuary 18, 2015
    '94 World Cup pinball in upstairs in corner to the left as you head upstairs, opposite Paperboy. Ask for refunds downstairs when pinball eats your quarters.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 12, 2015
    Street fighter and beer.
  • Micah S.
    Micah SpielerJanuary 11, 2015
    Time crisis is in the back corner, and pin ball is upstairs. Bar doesn't open until 5pm, btw.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganJanuary 4, 2015
    The blaring death metal drove us outside into the record low temperatures. I prefer Coin Jam in Salem.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrennemanDecember 25, 2014
    Killer queen is a great game. Play with at least 6 people. Ask others to join in the fun. They will thank you for teaching them
  • Josh F.
    Josh FajardoDecember 21, 2014
    Retro arcade with reasonably priced drinks. Hella fun
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsDecember 1, 2014
    So much fun to play pinball and drink at the same time
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaNovember 7, 2014
    Beers and old school arcade games? Did I mention pinball? Yes please!
  • Lori B.
    Lori BiletnikoffNovember 2, 2014
    A great place to play all the old games. Adults only...which is nice
    IIIIIVIRUSIIIIIOctober 18, 2014
    Play X-men as Colossus, duh.
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderOctober 6, 2014
    Their big ass fan doesn't really stand a chance against all the games.
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MilaniOctober 4, 2014
    A must go place for gamers aficionados
  • Bethy
    BethySeptember 30, 2014
    The dream of the 90s (and 80s) is truly alive at Ground Kontrol.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiSeptember 27, 2014
    If there's one thing you do, play 4-player Pacman.
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