I had the pleasure of meeting up with Denny (@LuceScrew) from The 40 Cast, and Ben (@sha_near) tonight and their wonderful wives for a night out on the town in downtown Portland. We hit up the Widmer Brewing Company pub for dinner, and while the service was horrible at best, the food and the beers were pretty good. But the company was easily the best part.
After dinner, we slowly made our way to Ground Kontrol, a really cool bar and arcade. Before 5 pm, the arcade is open to everyone. But after 5 pm, they open up the full-service bar and kick out all the under 21 riff-raff. And when I say arcade, I mean legit, old school arcade with dozens and dozens of super old arcade games and pinball machines. It's an old school, arcade players nightmare.
We got drinks there and then played some awesome games before they had to go. While my original plan was to make this blog post just a photo album of all the games I played, I forgot to take pictures after the first couple of ones. So here we are.
One of the many games I played tonight, but easily my favorite pinball machine that I found tonight was The Simpsons Pinball Party. It's your typical pinball machine, but I found the bonuses you get really stuck out to me. Overall - any pinball is good fun, despite me being horrible at them.
So thank Denny and Ben, and the wonderful ladies that joined us. It was a great and much needed night..