• 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.

Giga-Fright IV: Halloween Free Play Party – Wednesday 10/29

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Play Pac-Man…

Ground Kontrol’s Halloween party, Giga Fright, returns for the 4th year in a row!

At 5pm, the doors creak open on the best Halloween party in town: a multi-level arcade filled with over 100 arcade games and pinball tables, all set to free play, with a full bar and food menu to fuel party ghouls all night long.

Diabolically delicious drink specials and alarmingly awesome food specials will be available from the friendly stiffs at our bar. Compete in the super-spooky pinball tournament featuring our special Halloween lineup, spin the Hall-O-Wheel for a special challenge, or win $100 in our awesome costume contest!

Come in costume to save money at the door – it’s just $5 for those truly in the Halloween spirit, and $7 for those in civilian clothes. (And don’t try to pull a fast one by wearing a “This Is My Costume” t-shirt or showing up as “Guy That Has 2 Thumbs and Loves Pinball” – we want to see contest-worthy costumes!)

Be ready to line up for the costume contest judging at 11pm – we’ll make announcements leading up to it, but if you’re not here, you can’t win!

Once again, the doors open at 5pm. It’s 21+ only, so bring valid I.D.!

NOTE: If you’re wearing a mask or painting your face, PLEASE make sure we can still match you to your I.D. That means removing your mask and not painting or applying makeup that will obscure your handsome features. Thanks!

WHAT: Giga-Fright IV: Halloween FREE PLAY Party

WHEN: Wednesday October 29th, 5pm-late. Costume contest judging at 11pm!

COVER: $5 in costume, $7 without. It’s a steal no matter what! 21+ only w/ ID.

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.