February 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Fulfill your rock and roll fantasy at Ground Kontrol every second Sunday from 8PM until last call! Rock Band is organized like karaoke, with song books and slips. It's just $1 to play on other people's songs all night, and $1 to request your own song. Players of all experience levels are welcome. Performance and stage presence are encouraged, so ROCK OUT! Now featuring a 3000+ strong library of songs, many of which are not available at any karaoke bar. We're still debuting new songs almost every week!
February 15, 2016 - 7:00 pm
We're throwing down again for all of the honey! Sign up to compete on the world's only 10-player arcade game, Killer Queen, in our lounge! This game's hard to find and harder to miss - two giant cabinets support 5 players each (with drink holders for your beer, of course). Teams compete as worker bees, warriors and Queens battling it out to be the first to collect the most pollen, decimate the opposing Queen three times, or ride the snail to their base. It's one of the best multiplayer experiences we've ever seen in arcades! Sign up for the tournament and you could win up to $50 in Ground Kontrol credit and champion pins! Tournament sign-ups take place 7-8pm, and the first game kicks off at 8. The tournament will feature best-of-five matches in a Round Robin or Double Elimination format. All skill levels welcome! Broadcast live online with play-by-play commentary! Make sure to pick up your unique participation badges, sold one-time-only every month for a dollar each. It's the Killer Queen Competitive Clash - one of Ground Kontrol's biggest tournaments, featuring our most dedicated players! WHAT: Killer Queen Competitive Clash WHEN: Every 3rd Monday. Signups starting at 7pm. Killer Queen Tournament kicks off at 8pm! COVER: No cover! Free to sign up and play in the Killer Queen Tournament at 8, too. 21+ only.
February 15, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Join us for a special release night tournament on the brand-new entry in the most legendary fighting franchise ever, Street Fighter V! Sign up from 11pm-11:45pm on Monday February 15. At midnight, we'll unlock the game and kick things off! Street Fighter V Release Night Tournament · Monday 2/15 · 11pm · 21+ · FREE
February 16, 2016 - 8:00 pm
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/
February 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm
On February 17th 2011, Ground Kontrol invited you to experience a fully restored, remodeled and upgraded arcade and lounge nearly twelve years in the making. Five years later, we’re ready to celebrate one of the biggest milestones in our history, but that’s not all - we’ve got a very special announcement to make! Join us on Wednesday February 17th for a night of retro revelry, featuring happy hour all night on select beers, extra-awesome food specials and surprise giveaways. Simply play your favorite classic game and you might win Ground Kontrol merchandise (including some exclusive one-night-only items), free game coins and more. At 10pm, take a seat in our lounge and be the first to get a glimpse at what’s in store for the future of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade!
February 17, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Proqxis and rotating guests provide a compelling mix of electronic and progressively abstract tunes. Electroacoustic ambient, electro, breakbeat, techno, trip hop, IDM - mood changes and occassional appearances of other avant-garde genres, prog, goth, synth, and dreampop variations spanning the decades. Sociable tunes that encourage your groove with the gaming experience. no cover, 21+
February 18, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Stand-Up Comics & Stand-Up Games! Every Third Thursday, No Pun Intendo brings fantastic comedians to our lounge! Plus - video game competitions between teams of audience members with fabulous prizes! Each month, we feature fantastic comics from Portland & beyond. This month, we're showing our love for one of Portland's best comics, Sean Jordan! Sean's getting ready to leave for LA, so don't miss this one! Featuring... Katie Rose Leon Brandon Lyons Andie Main Ben Harkins Sean Jordan Hosted by Caitlin Weierhauser! Just $3 at the door to support local comedy at your favorite arcade-slash-bar! Show starts at 9pm. It’s 21+, so bring your I.D.! We'd like to thank our sponsor The Devastator - Funny Books for Humans - the only all-comedy publisher featuring writers and artists from Adult Swim, The Onion, The Daily Show and Marvel Comics. Pick up their books at your comic book shop of choice, Amazon or direct from http://devastatorpress.com/
February 19, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Swing through the arcade for the most awesome power jams of all time! DJ Alan Hart holds it down with video game tunes, classic 80's, and super smooth deep cuts! $2 cover from 7:30pm-12:30am, 21+ only after 5pm
February 20, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Jammotron kicks off the first Friday of 2016 with a mix of electronic music and funkmode from the old school to the new! $2 cover from 7:30pm-12:30am, 21+ only after 5pm