• Open Noon-Late Daily
  • All Ages Admitted Until 4:30PM
  • 21+ & I.D. Required After 5PM
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UPCOMING EVENTS +

All Ages Free Play Party

Ground Kontrol’s All Ages Free Play Party offers gamers of any generation a chance to experience our entire selection of arcade games and pinball! Here at Ground Kontrol, it's important for us to preserve the classic arcade experience for all ages. Even if you didn't grow up with them, classic arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man or Galaga are still a lot of fun! Since we're a bar at night and most younger gamers go to school during the day, our twice-monthly free play parties typically exclude those under 21. During Spring Break, we're taking the opportunity to throw another All Ages Free Play Party! Come down to Ground Kontrol on Wednesday 3/29 and play over 90 arcade games and pinball tables, all set to play with no quarters necessary. We'll also have our entire food menu on offer, so you can take a break for a fully-loaded basket of Killer Nachos, or reward yourself after conquering The Simpsons arcade game with an ice-cream sundae with your choice of toppings. Be sure to gather some friends and try the world's only 10-player arcade game, Killer Queen Arcade, sure to become your new favorite multiplayer arcade experience! The doors open at 11am, a full hour early, and we welcome all ages until 4:30pm. The entry fee is just $5 at the door, so you'll be able to pack in a ton of gaming value for a single Lincoln! All Ages Free Play Party · Wednesday 3/29 · 11am-4:30pm · $5 · ALL AGES

Last Wednesday FREE PLAY Party!

Let's FREE PLAY! On Last Wednesdays and Second Thursdays each month, Ground Kontrol helps you stretch your gaming dollar by setting all of our video games and pinball tables to FREE play! Beat your personal best scores, shatter a world record, or just try something new! 21+, $5 cover for FREE GAMES ALL NIGHT! Please do not bring any large bags or backpacks! Doors open at 5pm, DJs start at 9pm

TRONix: Logical Aggression

Megaphysics pounds and expounds on the philosophy of sound and machine. DJ CEV parries dark electro with darker electro. Their DJ tag-team will transfer subtle energies to the unsuspecting listener. 21+

Indie Game Night: Disc Jam

Every Last Thursday, Indie Game Night invites you to play some of our favorite independently-developed video games in Ground Kontrol's lounge. These games are made by small teams (often just a few people) and are usually retro-inspired with refined game play that's easy to pick up in just a couple of rounds. This month, we're featuring Disc Jam! DISC JAM [High Horse Entertainment] A fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online. Get down here at 7 and join gamemasters Art Santana and Dylan Reiff, who will be on hand to help you get started. There's no cost to play and no pressure to win, just grab a beer and a controller and have a blast! Indie Game Night · Every Last Thursday · 7pm-late · 21+ · FREE

DJ Vaporware

21+, $3 cover

Killer Queen Arcade Monthly Mixer Tournament

Our monthly Killer Queen Arcade League Night has evolved! We're now hosting casual "mixer" tournaments that are a great opportunity for new players to learn the game and seasoned veterans to mix it up with new teams Teams of five will compete in best-of-five matches. With five teams or fewer, the tournament will be run Round Robin style. With six or more, it will be Double Elimination. Registration is from 6pm to 7pm SHARP. The tournament organizer, Dylan, will not take any names after 7pm. Once the list is full, we'll start assembling teams at 7pm. We will allow ~15 minutes for everyone to get situated and organized before the first game will start. This tournament is designed for people to make new friends in the KQ community! Competition is certainly encouraged, but this is a bit more of a social event. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! Best of all, playing is completely free. Don't forget, Ground Kontrol serves draft beer, draft cider, PBR, Tecate, Coors Light and well cocktails at happy hour prices from 5-7pm every day! Be sure to join Killer Queen Mercury Squad Portland to keep up with fellow players, special events and bee puns! Find it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/killerqueenarcadepdx/ Killer Queen Monthly Mixer Tournament · Every First Sunday · FREE · 21+ only

Black Sunday: DJ Nate C.

Definitive metal expert Nate C has got the knowledge, the records and the experience to truly rock your soul! You'll hear everything from Iron Maiden to Slayer while you game away, sip libations and chow down dogs!

Reaganomix DJ: Jay 'KingFader' Bosch

Geeks Who Drink

Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar credit and other prizes! Bonus Questions for more prizes are sprinkled throughout the quiz. You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin' Jeopardy! http://www.geekswhodrink.com/