• 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.

Special Hours During Portland Pinbrawl – Sunday 4/27

Just a few things you should know about our hours on Sunday 4/21 during Portland Pinbrawl:

  • We’ll be closed to spectators until 3pm. If you’re not playing in the tournament, we may not be able to admit you entry until then!
  • Ground Kontrol will be 21+ all day – no minors will be admitted. Sorry, but in order to serve from our bar during the tournament, we have to be 21+ only. If you’re hoping to visit Ground Kontrol on this weekend during all-ages hours, come by on Saturday April 26 between Noon-5pm!
  • Only Portland Pinbrawl tournament players will be admitted upstairs into the pinball mezzanine during the tournament. If you need your pinball fix, you’ll have to wait until the tournament’s over (generally not until later in the evening) or come by Saturday April 26 (or Monday April 27 for Metal Monday!)

If you’re not playing in the tournament, we appreciate your understanding on these few tweaks we have to make in order to host the biggest & best pinball tournament in Portland!

Thanks everyone!

Game Over! Football-Free Free Play Party – Sunday 2/2

Want to escape the Big Game but don’t know where to turn? Ground Kontrol’s got you covered! We’re setting all of our amazing arcade games and pinball tables to FREE PLAY for a special event – with no commercial interruptions!

During Game Over: Football-Free Free Play, one flat cover will grant you unlimited gaming across dozens of arcade classics and the biggest and best-maintained pinball selection in the Northwest. Starting at 9pm, DJ Nate C. will spin classic metal tunes. We’ll also be running happy hour food and drink specials at the bar until midnight!

We know many of our customers and fans will be parked on a couch enjoying Super Bowl XLVIII, but for those of you looking for something else to do, park your car or bike on Couch Street and join us!

WHAT: Game Over! Football-Free Free Play Party
WHEN: Sunday, February 2nd. Doors at 5pm.
COVER: Just $5! 21+ only w/ ID.

No Pun Intendo featuring Danny Felts – Thursday 1/16, 9pm

No Pun Intendo JanuaryStand-Up Comics & Stand-Up Games! No Pun Intendo brings some of Portland’s funniest people – and sometimes a special guest or two – to Ground Kontrol’s lounge. Get here early to grab a drink and a seat! Everyone in the lounge is eligible to randomly win a copy of the fantastic comedy quarterly, The Devastator!

This month, we feature:

Danny Felts
Scoot Herring
Andy Miller
Barbara Holm
Emmett Montgomery

And your host, Jason Traeger!

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 devastatorquarterly.com.