• Open Noon-2:30AM Daily
  • All Ages Admitted Until 5PM
  • 21+ & I.D. Required After 5PM


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.

YAS (Killer) QUEEN: Free Play Party & Charity Event – Sunday 11/29, 5pm

YAS (Killer) QueenGround Kontrol is teaming up with 2 Towns Ciderhouse for a special free play night and Killer Queen tournament featuring their limited Prickle Me Pink cider and benefiting Outside In!

With cold, crisp weather settling in, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a craft-brewed cider while warming yourself in the glow of your favorite arcade games and pinball tables. While we host two popular free play parties every month, the chance to feature 2 Towns’ limited-edition Prickle Me Pink cider and raise money for Outside In was too good to pass up!

Prickle Me Pink is a brand-new, super-limited seasonal cider selection crafted from 100% fresh-pressed NW apple juice and California whole Prickly Pear. The cider leads with aromas of fig nectar, watermelon, and an unbelievable fuchsia color derived solely from the prickly pear. The cactus fruit’s flesh is naturally bright pink, with a spiny exterior that makes it tougher than most fruits, and the result is a cider that tastes like fresh watermelon without too much sweetness at a 6% ABV. We’re lucky to get some of the last bottles around for this event, so don’t wait to try it!

This event will feature a special tournament on the world’s only 10-player arcade game, Killer Queen, honoring the true queens of our local scene. The game has a strong following in Portland and beyond, and this tournament will be organized and run by some of the most dedicated KQ ladies in Portland! All are welcome, but both casual and veteran female players are strongly encouraged to enter this free tournament and win prizes from Ground Kontrol, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and The Hollywood Theatre! Those who aren’t feeling competitive but perhaps are feeling lucky can also enter our charity raffle for just $1 per ticket!

Getting in is easy: Show up wearing predominantly pink and you’ll only pay $5 plus you’ll get a special raffle ticket, free! If you’re not in pink, it’s still a good deal at $10. Keep in mind we’ve got a full bar, so Ground Kontrol is 21+ after 5pm.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Outside In, who has been providing much-needed services to homeless youth and other marginalized people in the Portland area since 1968. Outside In helps provide housing, employment, counseling, meals, medical care and creative outlets along with much-needed medical care with over 21,000 visits each year from the most vulnerable members of our community. $2 of every cover, $1 from each sale of Prickle Me Pink cider and every raffle ticket sale will benefit Outside In and help them provide services, especially during the colder winter months.

Free play on every game, a delicious limited-edition cider, and a tournament all for a good cause: YAS (Killer) QUEEN is the perfect excuse to extend your holiday weekend just one more night!

YAS (Killer) QUEEN – Free Play Party & Charity Event · Sunday 11/29 · 5pm-close · $5 if you’re in pink, $10 if not · 21+ only

CLOSED for Thanksgiving – Thursday 11/26

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will be CLOSED Thursday 11/26 so our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, and our games can take a break!

We’ll re-open Friday 11/27 at Noon for regular business. All ages are welcome Noon-4:50pm, and we’re 21+ only with full bar service after 5pm!

We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

XRAY Night – Sunday 10/25, 7pm-1am

XRAY.fm Night at Ground KontrolXRAY is invading Ground Kontrol for a night of pixels, drinking, and music. Come meet the people behind the station, pick up your member keytag, and get down to the sweet stylings of XRAY DJs Keegan, DDDJJJ666, and Magnolia Bouvier!

This night is a benefit for XRAY.FM, with drink specials and a portion of proceeds going to the station. Bring your friends!

Poster art by Lulu Martinez (http://lulumartinez.us/)