Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Arcade, Bar, Cocktail
511 NW Couch St (btwn NW 5th & NW 6th Ave)
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 796-9364
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am
12:00pm - 2:30am


  • It's like stepping into Tron!
  • Play pinball upstairs
  • Have some time to spare, drop some quarters at Ground Kontrol and relive the golden age of video games. They also stock a nice selection of pinballs.
  • In 2003, five lifelong pinball and video game fans joined up and purchased the arcade, moving it to bigger and better digs in Portlands historic Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood the following year.
  • PBR and Pinball
  • attend rock band night, every Tuesday
  • Attend Free Play night, that's when the place gets crazy and even more awesome, $5 cover, all machines set to free
  • GK does have cup holders all over the arcade! Some attached to games, some freestanding.
  • It's retro video games, pinball, and alcohol. Sure, it's been done, but it's never been done this well.
  • drink PBRs real fast, and play Dr. Who Pinball upstairs.
  • Knock down all the pins in "King Pin", the oldschool bowling-themed pinball machine!
  • This place is such a nerdgasm. I mean, beer AND video games? Get out!! Not to mention a killer selection of pinball. Hell. Yes.
  • Terminator 2 pinball!
  • Heaven on earth for those of us that grew up playing these classic arcades in the 80s. (720, Star Wars, Bubble Bobble, Double Dragon 2). Most games are still a quarter like they were back in the day.
  • Your evening: Beer, arcade games, food. Then more beer, and more arcade games.
  • Creepy...use the hand sanitizer near the coin machine.
  • Mortal Kombat + cider. Do it.
  • Amazing arcade with tons of pinball machines and classic arcade games of the 70s 80s and 90s. Best part is that the games are still a quarter to play!
  • For those gamers out there, this is a place to see. Bring back those awesome memories as a child. From Donkey Kong to Mortal Kombat, this place has it all! Bring quarters, bring lots of quarters!
  • Every 2nd Thursday and last Wednesday is free play night. Do it, and do it live.

Nearby places

22 SW 3rd Ave (at SW Ankeny St)
1005 W Burnside St (at NW 10th Ave.)
210 NW 11th Ave (at NW Davis St)