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Ground Kontrol is now officially a full-service bar. If you’re 21 years of age or older, you and your friends can now enjoy mixed drinks and libations in addition to our usual selection of fine beer, wine and cider.

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2 Towns Ciderhouse Made Marion Release Party – Monday 8/10

2 Towns Made Marion Release Party

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is partnering with 2 Towns Ciderhouse for a seasonally special release night with giveaways from MusicfestNW and Red Bull Sound Select!

Try the limited-release Made Marion marionberry cider, made with fresh-pressed Northwest apples and plenty of Oregon-grown marionberries. Ripe berry flavors and a crisp apple bite combine with a rich ruby color to make this cider a delicious way to celebrate the bounty of Oregon!

After you’ve enjoyed a bottle of Made Marion before they’re sold out, we’ll also have the easy-drinking OutCider. Like the rugged outdoors of the Northwest, the OutCider is raw and unfiltered. Fresh-pressed Northwest apples become a crisp, refreshing drink!

Friendly faces from 2 Towns will be on hand for a raffle and surprise giveaways, including a pair of 3-day passes to MusicfestNW​ and VIP tickets to Red Bull Sound Select​ shows! You’ll want to get here early to snag a cold Made Marion, and stick around to see if you’re a winner. Plus, at 8pm, DJ Nate C. will step behind the decks to spin 80s hits, anthem rock, hair metal, movie soundtracks and good time retro fantasy fun!

Local craft cider, classic arcade games, 80s hits and free prizes – Monday nights don’t get much better than this! Join Ground Kontrol and 2 Towns and beat the Monday blues with the delicious ruby-red Made Marion marionberry cider!

Indie Game Night: Duck, Duck, Minesweeper Edition – Thursday 7/30

Dhttp://groundkontrol.com/wp-admin/edit.phpuck GameManaCollectHere at Ground Kontrol, we’re obviously big fans of making gaming a social experience. Even if you’ve got your eyes solely on the Ms. Pac-Man high score or you prefer to play pinball solo, being around other fans of arcade gaming is essential to the experience. To that end, we try to feature some games that you can absolutely play at home, but are more fun with friends and a few drinks! This month, Indie Game Night focuses on two recent releases: The fast-paced feather-flying Duck Game, and the Minesweeper-inspired puzzle battle ManaCollect!

Duck Game (Landon Podbielski / Adult Swim Games)
Enter the futuristic year of 1984, an age where ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory. Blast your friends with Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxophones, Magnet Guns, and much, much more. Think Adult Swim does Smash Bros.!

ManaCollect (Tagizen Clock / Fruitbat Factory)
ManaCollect is an action packed take on the classic Minesweeper as an action/puzzle game. Two contestants compete on a grid based arena to collect hidden mana by following numbered hints and unleash special attacks to drain their opponents mana.

Join us in our lounge as we explore the often retro-inspired world of independent games with your host Rich Lau! As always, it’s totally free to play – you might just find a new favorite game, and make a few friends while you’re at it!

WHAT: Indie Game Night – Duck, Duck, Minesweeper Edition

WHEN: Thursday July 30, 7pm-late.

COVER: No cost to play! 21+ only.

Terminator: Genisys Night – Win Prizes & Passes! Sunday 6/21, 5pm

Terminator: Genisys NightOne of the biggest science fiction action franchises of all time continues this summer with Terminator: Genisys, and Ground Kontrol & Paramount want you to check it out – FREE!

Spanning 31 years, 5 movies, multiple comic books, action figures, a TV series and of course arcade games and pinball tables, The Terminator’s made a sizable impact. In fact, Ground Kontrol features two completely different classic games based on T2: Judgment Day – the 1991 Midway shooter, and the Steve Ritchie-designed pinball table!

On Sunday June 21st from 5-8pm, we’re giving away guest passes and special prizes for the new film, while they last! Grab a special Terminator-themed food or drink special from the bar, and enter the high score contests for both the T2: Judgment Day arcade game and pinball table. If you best the current high score on either game, you’ll get a prize pack that includes passes to a special Terminator: Genisys screening!

Stick around for Black Sunday, featuring a special set of heavy tunes from DJ Loraxe. Free movies, killer food & drink specials and heavy metal… The future doesn’t look so bad!

WHAT: Terminator: Genisys Night

WHEN: Sunday 6/21, 5-8pm. Stick around for Black Sunday at 8pm!

COVER: No cover! 21+ only.