• 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.

Tecmo Super Bowl: The Big Game – Sunday February 1

Tecmo Super BowlThis is it: Our Tecmo Super Bowl series concludes with the final tournament! We’re pushing this one back a bit since we know it’s an important day, but don’t worry: You DON’T have to miss the conclusion of the big game to have a happy hour beer and compete in the tourney!

As an added bonus, we’ll be featuring the updated 2015 roster in this version of Tecmo Super Bowl: That’s right, you can recreate the big game in 8-bit glory!

Before Madden called the shots and NFL Blitz drew lines on the field, there was Tecmo Super Bowl, the classic 8-bit answer to console gridiron action. It was a simpler time for the NFL, and for sports games in general. However, the appeal of Tecmo Super Bowl endures, and the charm of the classic teams represented here are downright vintage at this point.

Signups begin at 5pm, and the first kickoff is at 6, every other week. The tournament will take place using an original NES, single elimination bracket, best of three games.

Enjoy food and drink specials, a great football atmosphere, and fierce competition in one of the all-time classic football games! You’ve been playing Tecmo Super Bowl for years, and now it’s time to take those skills to the big leagues – to Ground Kontrol. See you at gametime!

WHAT: Tecmo Super Brawl – GK’s Tecmo Super Bowl tournament

WHEN: Sunday, February 1. Signups at 6pm, kickoff at 7pm. Plus, Ground Kontrol serves beer, wine, cider and well cocktails at happy hour prices ’til midnight!

WHERE: Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch St, Portland Oregon

No Pun Intendo: Stand-Up Showcase – Thursday 1/15

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!

Each month, we feature fantastic comics from Portland & beyond.

This month, we’re featuring:

Ben Harkins
Andie Main
JoAnn Schinderle
Jon Washington
Kristine Levine

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.

WHAT: No Pun Intendo – Stand-Up Showcase

WHEN: Thursday, January 15. Starts at 9pm.

COVER: Just $3 to support live comedy! 21+ only.

Ms. Pac-Party – Happy Birthday, Ms. Pac-Man! Tuesday 1/13

Ms. Pac-PartyCelebrate gaming’s first lady at Ground Kontrol’s Ms. Pac-Party, a special free play event!

Although it’s impolite to ask her age, Ms. Pac-Man was introduced in 1982 as a Midway-produced sequel to the original Namco smash hit. Arcade gamers quickly fell in love with the improved game play, and a new hit was born. In fact, Ms. Pac-Man is still one of the most popular arcade games ever, 33 years later!

Ground Kontrol’s going to pay tribute to the quarter-collecting queen with free play on all games, a Ms. Pac-Man-themed photo booth, food and drink specials and a lady-centric soundtrack provided by DJs Listen Lady and Merrick Monroe!

In order to get the best deal at the door, you gotta show your spirit and dress up in your Ms. Pac-inspired finest. Throw on some red lipstick, anything yellow, and a red hat or a bow and you’ll get in for just $5! Can’t be bothered to come in costume? That’s fine, you’ll just need to treat the birthday gal to some extra gifts and pay the full $10 cover!

We’ll also be featuring a Ms. Pac-Man high score challenge and some other giveaways, too. Prizes and more details will be added as they are confirmed. Bring your friends and toast to one of the most influential figures in arcade gaming!

Special thanks to Dawn van Buuren (event producer) and Ashley Anderson Photography!

WHAT: Ms. Pac-Party – Free Play Event for Ms. Pac-Man’s Birthday!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 13th. Doors at 5pm.

COVER: Only $5 if you show up in Ms. Pac-costume: Red lipstick, anything yellow, and a red hat, hair or bow. If you’re not in costume, it’s $10! 21+ only w/ ID.