• 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.

Superb Owl Sunday: Extended Happy Hour! Sunday 2/7, 5pm

Superb Owl SundayNeed something to do on Sunday night that doesn’t involve sportsball? Stop by for some classic arcade gaming and extended happy hour in honor of the highly effective bird of prey from the order Strigiformes!

Known for their nocturnal schedule, ability to rotate their heads more than most creatures, and a tendency to swallow their prey whole, owls are sorely underrepresented in classic arcade gaming and are rarely seen in arcades or game rooms. In fact, should you see an owl near any type of arcade game or pinball table, it is advised to call an animal control professional so that the bird can be safely removed and released in the appropriate habitat.

Possessing sacred knowledge regarding candy lollipops, owls gain the ability to speak perfect English while wearing a square academic cap, and have no reported interest in alcoholic beverages. That’s good news for you, because Ground Kontrol will be serving draft beer, draft cider, PBR, Tecate, Coors Light and well cocktails at happy hour prices until midnight! Enjoy a pint without fear of swift and silent retribution from the fearless predator with razor-sharp talons, and play your favorite games from the past four decades with absolutely no broadcast of any sports competition whatsoever!

Over 90 arcade games; beer, wine, cider and well cocktails at discount prices; and freedom from being consumed and turned into a pellet or having to watch hours of sports – it’s Superb Owl Sunday at Ground Kontrol!

Superb Owl Sunday – Extended Sports-Free Happy Hour · Sunday, February 7 · Happy Hour 5pm-midnight · 21+ · FREE

2 Towns Ciderhouse Tap Takeover – Wednesday 2/3, 7pm

2 Towns Tap Takeover2 Towns Ciderhouse takes over Ground Kontrol during a special Cider Conference event!

We’ll be serving five distinctly delicious 2 Towns Ciderhouse craft-brewed ciders including limited and seasonal options, so hardcore cider fans and those more casual or curious can both find something to suit their tastes. Grab a drink and head over to compete in the hourly mini-tournaments on various games around the arcade, or spin the prize wheel to see if it’s your lucky night. More surprises await, so get here early to make sure you’ve got a chance to win – and find a new favorite cider while you’re at it!

The full lineup at the bar:

On tap – Dark Currant (limited), Made Marion (seasonal)

In cans – OutCider, Ginja Ninja

In bottles – Rhubarbarian

If you’re not sure which one’s for you, just stop by the 2 Towns table where they’ll be on hand to sample a variety of ciders and tell you about what makes them unique!

Whether you’re visiting town for Cider Conference or Portland is your home, you don’t want to miss this night of crisp, refreshing cider and classic gaming with local flavor!

2 Towns Ciderhouse Tap Takeover · Wednesday February 3 · 7pm-late (giveaways while they last) · FREE · 21+

Categories: Arcade News, Bar News

OPEN Regular Hours New Year’s Day – Friday January 1

new-years-dayGround Kontrol Classic Arcade will be OPEN regular hours on New Year’s Day, Friday January 1st. Doors open at Noon, and we’re all-ages until 5pm.

At 5pm, the bar opens (with happy hour until 7) and we’re 21+ until close.

If you’ve got the day off, we hope you’ll join us for a few rounds of Pac-Man and pinball. Here’s to another great year!