• Ground Kontrol

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Serves meat, vegan options available. 1980s-themed bar and lounge with vintage video games and pinball machines in a 2-story arcade. Offers vegan options for nachos, sandwiches, appetizers, sundaes and floats, wraps. Has cashew cheese, vegan cream cheese, and veggie bacon. Bar opens at 5pm. Only over 21+ admitted after 4:30pm, under 21 years welcomed till 4:50pm. No phone orders. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-12:00am.

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18 Reviews

First Review by saprock


Points +896

26 Nov 2023

Fun place; great tacos

The tacos and nachos can both be made vegan with a choice of 2 proteins. We ordered tacos with ‘pulled oats’ (which seemed like ground vegan meat). The flavor was great and they even had vegan sour cream. Serves alcohol.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-23

Pros: Vegan options , Awesome tacos



Points +4386

09 Oct 2022

Great barcade

Decent vegan options. Great selection of games and drinks

Pros: Good vegan options


Points +110

23 Apr 2022

Classic Portland

Loved this place more Before they expanded it and updated it. And food isn’t as good either. But I appreciate the fact that they have a vegan menu, good beer selection, and great arcade.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-23


Points +2016

04 Feb 2022

Love it!

So many classic games in this barcade and many things can be made vegan (clearly noted on the menu). Food was really good too, considering that this is a bar!


04 Feb 2022


Points +456

16 Jan 2022

Great atmosphere, meh food

Went to Ground Kontrol last night and had a blast. 2 floors of arcade games, much of which I had never even heard of, including probably 40 pinball machines, Dance Dance Revolution, and Crazy Taxi.

Everything on the menu (except the grilled cheese) is available plant based and animal based. Unfortunately it's not that good lol but you're going for the games rather than the food. Think bowling alley style food, gets the job done but you're not ordering it as takeout. My table had the nachos, BLT, and Chicago hotdog and no one was impressed.

Overall had a great time, games and food were inexpensive and ended up spending most of the night there. Highly recommended, just don't expect Portland caliber food in an arcade. #Veganuary

Pros: Really fun arcade games, Inexpensive , Everything is available vegan

Cons: Not the best food


Points +111

14 Nov 2021

So fun!!

Such a fun place! The address is wrong on the app, but it’s right around the corner from the old place. Really friendly staff and almost everything can be made vegan. I haven’t had a hotdog in YEARS and they killed it! Soooo good!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Reasonably priced

Cons: None


Points +109

05 May 2020

Great sandwiches!

The only reason I came here was because my husband wanted to play the video games. I had the BLT sandwich and made it vegan and gf. It was delicious! Not very many places to sit though.


Points +45

16 Sep 2019

Tons of options

I really enjoyed my time here. Pretty much everything on the menu can be made vegan. I had a vegan chili cheese dog and while it was simple, it was very tasty. My husband enjoyed the vegan nachos as well. Not tremendous quality, but solid options to eat between games.

Pros: Choices


Points +92

27 Jul 2019

Super fun

We got lost in time while playing the games. Noisy and fun place!

Pros: Variety of vegan snacks, Cheep beer, Friendly service

Cons: It’s quite noisy but we liked it


Points +120

23 Jul 2019

Their vegan BLT and corn dogs were at 100% deliciousness

We’re pretty sure they accidentally made my friend’s root beer float out of non-vegan ice cream though. However that may have been because they misunderstood that she wanted her entire order veganized. My float’s ice cream tasted of coconut milk, her’s didn’t. Otherwise? It was delicious. BLT came with a bag of chips, and we played a load of pinball.

Pros: Almost everything in the menu can be veganized, They have like 10 pinball machines + other games, It was delicious and fun

Cons: May have messed up with non-vegan ice cream


Points +220

21 Feb 2019

Food, drinks, video games

Ground Control is a lot of fun. Eat some vegan food, sip some drinks...have fun!


Points +5631

14 Feb 2019

Say No More, I’m Hooked

Ms Pac Man. Vegan food. Beer. What more does a girl need?


Points +231

23 Dec 2018

Game and Vegan Grub

Went there to play some games with some friend and got the best vegan chili dog ever. Love that almost anything on their menu can be veganized and so tasty.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Cool game/atmosphere , Yummy drinks

Cons: Needs more vegan goodies.


Points +161

25 Feb 2018

amazing nachos

The killer nachos were, in fact, killer. Lots of "late-night" options that can be made vegan.

Pros: variety, fun venue


Points +554

25 Feb 2018

retro fun and modern nachos

The games rock and obviously that's the reason to come, but stay for the vegan nachos and decent tap list. Excited to return and try the sundae!


Points +47

07 Jan 2018


two words, VEGAN CORNDOGS! They're like six bucks a piece, but how often do you get to eat vegan corndogs?

Pros: fun atmosphere

Cons: pricey

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Points +480

28 Sep 2017

so much fun!!!!

Had so much fun playing games and drinking that I forgot they had vegan food. So yea. Not sure about the food. But the games and beer are great !!!! 10/10 would recommend.


Points +49

03 May 2017

Lots of retro fun!

This place is GREAT! It has a bunch of older games & pinball games. But they also have great food, good beer & even trivia!!

Pros: 21+ only

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