• 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.

CLOSED For a Private Event – Wednesday 3/11, 4-7pm

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will be closed during the following period for a private event:

  • Wednesday March 11, 4pm-7pm

We will re-open at 7pm for the Widmer Brothers Replay IPA Launch Party!

Ground Kontrol is a fantastic place to bring your company for a holiday party, to celebrate a milestone birthday, or to throw your wedding reception. If you are interested in renting Ground Kontrol for an event, check out our Rentals page!

Categories: Bar News, Events

Widmer Brothers Replay IPA Launch Party – Wednesday 3/11

WB Replay IPA LaunchGround Kontrol is partnering with Widmer Brothers to launch their brand-new brew with a name that’s perfect for an arcade: Replay IPA!

Replay IPA is a session-style IPA that we’re sure will pair nicely with a round of pinball or a game of Ms. Pac-Man. In fact, Widmer will even buy you some game credits when you purchase a pint of Replay!

Doors open at 7pm, and the party runs late, but don’t hesitate – there won’t be any replays after this special event!

Introducing Ground Kontrol Tours! – Debuting Saturday 3/21

Want to know more about arcade and pinball history while learning more about Portland’s premiere classic arcade? Join tour guide Marina Martinez at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for an informative and fun trip through several decades of arcade gaming, with plenty of interesting highlights about Ground Kontrol’s unique role as both a Portland institution and a destination for visitors from around the world.Once the tour concludes, you’re more than welcome to stick around! Step over to the change machine and get some quarters so you can revisit favorite games (or try some new ones), and head to Ground Kontrol’s lounge for soft drinks and something from our delicious food menu. You’ll be an arcade expert before you even press start!

Tickets are limited for each tour, so be sure to get yours right away. Ground Kontrol welcomes all ages from Noon-5pm, so feel free to grab tickets for the entire family. The first tour is scheduled for Saturday March 21st at Noon, and tours will repeat monthly.

To purchase tickets, head on over to Mercury Ticketing! There are limited spots available, so don’t wait!

WHAT: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Guided Tour

WHEN: Saturday March 21st at Noon. Repeats monthly on the 3rd Saturday monthly.

COVER: $20 per person (with ticketing fees). All ages welcome! Purchase tickets at Mercury Ticketing.