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Bar

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.

Indie Game Night: Duck, Duck, Minesweeper Edition – Thursday 7/30

Dhttp://groundkontrol.com/wp-admin/edit.phpuck GameManaCollectHere at Ground Kontrol, we’re obviously big fans of making gaming a social experience. Even if you’ve got your eyes solely on the Ms. Pac-Man high score or you prefer to play pinball solo, being around other fans of arcade gaming is essential to the experience. To that end, we try to feature some games that you can absolutely play at home, but are more fun with friends and a few drinks! This month, Indie Game Night focuses on two recent releases: The fast-paced feather-flying Duck Game, and the Minesweeper-inspired puzzle battle ManaCollect!

Duck Game (Landon Podbielski / Adult Swim Games)
Enter the futuristic year of 1984, an age where ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory. Blast your friends with Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxophones, Magnet Guns, and much, much more. Think Adult Swim does Smash Bros.!

ManaCollect (Tagizen Clock / Fruitbat Factory)
ManaCollect is an action packed take on the classic Minesweeper as an action/puzzle game. Two contestants compete on a grid based arena to collect hidden mana by following numbered hints and unleash special attacks to drain their opponents mana.

Join us in our lounge as we explore the often retro-inspired world of independent games with your host Rich Lau! As always, it’s totally free to play – you might just find a new favorite game, and make a few friends while you’re at it!

WHAT: Indie Game Night – Duck, Duck, Minesweeper Edition

WHEN: Thursday July 30, 7pm-late.

COVER: No cost to play! 21+ only.

Terminator: Genisys Night – Win Prizes & Passes! Sunday 6/21, 5pm

Terminator: Genisys NightOne of the biggest science fiction action franchises of all time continues this summer with Terminator: Genisys, and Ground Kontrol & Paramount want you to check it out – FREE!

Spanning 31 years, 5 movies, multiple comic books, action figures, a TV series and of course arcade games and pinball tables, The Terminator’s made a sizable impact. In fact, Ground Kontrol features two completely different classic games based on T2: Judgment Day – the 1991 Midway shooter, and the Steve Ritchie-designed pinball table!

On Sunday June 21st from 5-8pm, we’re giving away guest passes and special prizes for the new film, while they last! Grab a special Terminator-themed food or drink special from the bar, and enter the high score contests for both the T2: Judgment Day arcade game and pinball table. If you best the current high score on either game, you’ll get a prize pack that includes passes to a special Terminator: Genisys screening!

Stick around for Black Sunday, featuring a special set of heavy tunes from DJ Loraxe. Free movies, killer food & drink specials and heavy metal… The future doesn’t look so bad!

WHAT: Terminator: Genisys Night

WHEN: Sunday 6/21, 5-8pm. Stick around for Black Sunday at 8pm!

COVER: No cover! 21+ only.

Portland Beer Week: Hopworks Happy Hour Pinball Tournament – Tuesday 6/16, 5pm

Flip City Pinball Tournament Sponsored by Hopworks

Join Hopworks Urban Brewery for a special happy hour with a side of pinball!

Portland’s organic brewery Hopworks pairs nicely with a game or three of pinball, and tonight you’ll be able to enjoy select Hopworks brews with a chance to compete for cash, Hopworks & Ground Kontrol gift cards, and more!

On draft at the bar, a special beer that’s worth the wait:

  • Barrel-Aged Army of Darkness Imperial Stout – Army of Darkness emerges from the Hopworks cellar after 9 months in Bourbon Barrels. What was once a roasty, fruity, warming stout has become chocolatey and smooth. Caramel and vanilla dominate the nose, while the Bourbon barrels impart and mildly drying finish. Big, black and bold all around, this beer embodies darkness in the best way possible.

If you prefer something lighter, especially while you’re locked in battle against billions of points and a formidable foe, we’ll also have a cooler full of cold tallboys:

  • HUB Lager – An all malt American craft lager with a delicate honey malt body, classic herbal hop notes and a clean, dry finish.
  • Rise Up Red India Red Ale – A full-bodied India Red Ale that’s mahogany in color, smooth, made with certified organic barley, and packed to the rafters with a blend of NW hops.
  • HUB Cider – The brand-new semi-dry hard apple cider that’s straw colored with fresh apple aromas. Slightly tart with a Champagne-like acidity, HUB Hard Cider finishes slightly sweet and fruit-forward.

Enjoy happy hour prices on Hopworks selections beginning at 5. Hang out and grab some casual games of pinball, but if you want to step it up and compete, enter the Flip City Pinball Tournament beginning at 7pm with a $5 buy-in. The top winners will walk away with cash, Hopworks and Ground Kontrol gift cards, and more!

WHAT: Hopworks Happy Hour Pinball Tournament

WHEN: Tuesday June 16. Hopworks Happy Hour begins at 5pm, Flip City Pinball Tournament begins at 7.

COVER: No cover, but if you want to play in the Flip City Pinball Tournament it’s a $5 buy-in. 21+ only.