|Inside Portland's Ground Kontrol|
So, imagine my surprise when I walked into Old City Cafe recently to find old trusty, a stand-up, coin operated console of Street Fighter II. Old City is a falafel and Middle Eastern restaurant at 1773 Columbia Rd NW. I'm guessing they put the game in to draw in and entertain the late night hungry crowd. They also arranged a little lounge-like area and installed a flat screen TV near the entrance.
Anyway, that got me thinking: DC should have an arcade. An old school, stand-up console arcade. Portland Oregon has Ground Kontrol, a downtown arcade and bar with video games, pinball machines, and beer holders at every console. Pretty sweet. Can we please get one of these in DC?
Bored on a Tuesday night? Sure you can join a skeeball league or kickball or play mini golf during happy hour. But, how sweet would it be to grab a cheap beer and play the Simpsons or Bad Dudes for a quarter? Very sweet. Make it happen someone with a lot of disposable income and an imaginative streak. I'll even consult on game choice, for free. As long as you have Street Fighter II, I'm happy.