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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 80s arcade with Wargames theme

I've been checking out different arcade bars around the country on my visits, and this one is my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Long Beach, California
via mobile
Why is his name Clyde?

Walking around Portland, OR. I stumbled upon this arcade/bar. Once inside, they check your id to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey
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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!
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 02:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-796-9364
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been checking out different arcade bars around the country on my visits, and this one is my favorite so far. With the Wargames theme in the main bar area, you feel like you're in NORAD with the large screens and WOPR computer bar. All...More

Thank kevin_lb562
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walking around Portland, OR. I stumbled upon this arcade/bar. Once inside, they check your id to see if you are 21+. I felt like I was transported to the year 1982 with a modern twist. They have many classic arcade games, PAC-MAN, paperboy, tempest, joust,...More

Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a weekday. It had a small selection. Couple pinball machines had some issues. The tables were not clean they were sticky. One 5hing is they have a really cool bathroom.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual laidback barcade in downtown Portland. Games are 25 cents to 1 dollar. Star Wars and Game of Thrones pinball, Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter, Bubble Bobble, Mario Kart, TMNT, etc. Need to be 21+ after 4:30PM. Check out the bathroom. Not as cool /...More

Thank krawner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of classic arcade games and pinball games, including Tempest. We went with a group of adults and teens. The adults had more fun than the kids. Food and soft drinks available. Check the hours if going with kids, in the late afternoon it becomes...More

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Wow! This place nailed the concept for sure! Pretty much any classic game you could think of, they have it! Mix that with a bar and you have a place where you can spend an entire day! Oh, and you MUST checkout the bathroom. Hit...More

Thank Matt K
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Just tried to get in and was denied. We came three years ago and loved it but not now. The bouncer looked at our IDs and saw that we were from out of town. He refused our entry and said we were too intoxicated even...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I came here with my husband in the afternoon expecting to not enjoy being here but I did like playing the pinball games, the arcade is air conditioned which made it more comfortable to be there.

1  Thank sipari_traveller
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ended up coming here twice on our trip to Portland. It definitely has a "Portland" vibe to it, but it reminded us of a bar we go to in Colorado that also has old video games and pinball machines. What really made it for...More

Thank coloradokarly
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy nostalgia at a very reasonable price. The selection of machines they have is a welcome surprise. Some of the pinball machines are true classics that I haven't seen anywhere else while some newer machines are truly amazing. The menu selection is...More

Thank R C
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