Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Arcade, Bar, and Cocktail Bar
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
  • J Z.
    "Pinball games and vintage 80's games what's not to love here"(33 Tips)
    Drew T.
    "Free play every second Thursday and last Wednesday only $5 entry"(7 Tips)
    Tim N.
    "All there hotdogs, good stiff drinks and great video games"(15 Tips)
    Ty S.
    "Get a large group of friends or strangers and play Killer Queens."(4 Tips)
158 Tips and reviews
  • pinball
  • video games
  • free play
  • killer queen
  • classic arcade games
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  • Michael B.
    Michael Bibeau7 hours ago
    Great pinball selection.
  • Luke M.
    Luke Michaels3 weeks ago
    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
    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.
  • AD N.
    AD 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.
  • 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.
  • J Z.
    J ZoellickSeptember 19, 2014
    Pinball games and vintage 80's games what's not to love here
  • Beau G.
    Beau GundersonSeptember 15, 2014
    Terminator 2 pinball!
  • carrie k.
    carrie kissellAugust 29, 2014
    check out free play every second Thursday and last Wednesday! (but please don't so I don't have to wait in line)
  • Gehlen E.
    Gehlen ExumAugust 25, 2014
    Do not go on weekends after ten- you will end up hating people because it is so crowded
  • Seth G.
    Seth GeogheganAugust 25, 2014
    I'm a kid again!
  • Morgan N.
    Morgan NelsonAugust 24, 2014
    Make sure you hit up the pinball upstairs!
  • Drew T.
    Drew TysonAugust 21, 2014
    Free play every second Thursday and last Wednesday only $5 entry
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