• 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.

Micropalooza XI: Our Annual Chiptune Fest Returns! Sunday 10/19

Micropalooza XIMicropalooza returns to close out Portland Retro Gaming Expo! The biggest and best classic console + arcade show in the Pacific Northwest takes place October 18-19, and we can think of no better way to wrap up a weekend of retro gaming than party at the best arcade + lounge in the PNW.

Ground Kontrol’s annual chiptune showcase is now in its 11th year, and we’ve got a fantastic lineup of artists pushing the limits of old-school technology to bring you retro-futuristic sounds! 

This year, we’re featuring…

Orbital Strike
Tonight We Launch

Visuals by Guybrush

$5 door / 21+ only

No Pun Intendo featuring Gabe Dinger – Thursday 10/16

No Pun IntendoStand-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!

This month, we’re featuring…

Tim Ledwith
Robbie Pankow
Curtis Cook
Brock Wilbur
Amy Miller
Gabe Dinger

Hosted by Portland’s Funniest Person 2014, Steven Wilber!

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 – The Comedy Magazine For Humans – featuring writers and artists from Adult Swim, The Onion, The Daily Show and Marvel Comics. You can get an issue at your comic book shop of choice, Amazon or direct from http://devastatorquarterly.com.

Open Regular Hours Labor Day – Monday 9/1

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will be open regular hours on Labor DayMonday 9/1. As always, we’re all-ages Noon-5pm and 21+ only from 5pm-close. If you’ve got the day off, come on down! We’re also open late Sunday evening 8/30 with extended happy hour from 5pm-midnight on draft beer, draft cider, PBR, Tecate, Coors Light and well cocktails!