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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St., Portland, OR
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  • Ground Kontrol Classic ArcadePro 2014
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    If you ever crave a good game of PacMan at 3AM, Ground Kontrol ahs you covered. This two-story quarter arcade is filled with flashy, loud video games and pinball machines. They also serve beer and have quiz nights aimed at gamers. There's very little room to sit, though, so come prepared to play, not to socialize.

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    I've been to a few "nerd themed" bars, which were essentially a bar, dancefloor and a couple game cabinets. Ground Kontrol was different, because it was an actual arcade that happened to have a bar. It was a smaller, nerdier version of Dave and Busters which, for me, was appreciated. They have lots of nostalgia-fuel like Tron, Dragon's Lair, and Super Mario Bros, and even Mario Kart 2.

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  • Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    Its like a hipster portland version of Dave & Buster's. Same concept: arcade games & alcohol! Cool flourescent lit tables and lights in the seating area.

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  • Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    If you're looking for a cool place that offers beer and a large amount of 80s arcade nostalgia, this is your place. The large amount of pinball machines is an added bonus.

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    If you like pinball, beer, and revisiting your childhood, provided you grew up in the 80s, then Ground Kontrol is the place for you! This bar is jam-packed with old pinball machines, arcade games like Pac-Man, and retro driving games. The games run between twenty-five to fifty cents, the beers are cheap. There is little to no light besides the glowing screens and flashing pinball board which makes the ambiance all about gaming.

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  • Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    in my list of top 10 bars i have ever been to i have to say ground kontrol makes it number 1! OMG! THIS PLACE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'M 12 AGAIN BUT WITH ALCOHOL AND HOT WOMEN!

    wow! booze, booty shaking and classic arcade video games?! this place is definitely better than chuck e cheese ever was. it brings back so many great memories and the many hours of my life i spent away on these games. oh how i would love to have an apartment right above this place then i would be just like flynn from tron.

    punch out, burger time, mrs pacman, dig dug, space invaders, centipede, defender, paperboy, classic pinball games and my ultimate fave tron!! 25 CENTS A GAME? WOW! i'm so glad i live so far away or i'd get sucked into this all over again. the games and the good times for us old guys who just can't seem to grow up are all here at ground kontrol.

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    kool kool :)

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  • Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    Pinball upstairs, classic 80s video games downstairs, and a bar. Amazingly fun on a rainy day.

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4.5 out of 5
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1,616 people visited Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

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