• 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.

Big Changes for Rock Band Tuesdays

Rock Band Is Changing!We’ve been bringing the rock every week for nearly seven years, but all good things must come to an end! Through December, we’ll rock Tuesday nights in style with all of you.

But don’t worry, this isn’t the end! Starting January 11th, Rock Band will return as a monthly event so you can get your dose of plastic rock every second Sunday.

Thanks to all of the hardcore regulars and casual fans alike that kept the event so much fun to host every week. We hope you come back for the new monthly event and stay tuned for more announcements regarding new events at Ground Kontrol!

Want to keep up on the latest announcements regarding Rock Band at Ground Kontrol? Be sure to join the Rock Band x Ground Kontrol group on Facebook!

No Pun Intendo – Stand-Up Showcase feat. Henry Russell Stoddard – Thursday 12/18

No Pun Intendo Stand-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!

This month, we’re featuring…

Henry Russell Stoddard

Brendan Kelley

Mitch Mitchell

Ryan Casey

Albert Kirchner

Anthony Robinson

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.

Tecmo Super Brawl: GK’s Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament! Sunday 12/7-Sunday 2/1

Tecmo Super BrawlBefore 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.

As football season continues, Ground Kontrol would like to get in on the game, and we’re doing it the way we always do: old school.  Starting Sunday, December 7th, we’re hosting an ongoing Tecmo Super Bowl tournament, and this is your chance at 8-bit football glory!

Signups begin at 5pm, and the first kickoff is at 6, every other week.  We’ll continue the tournament until our championship round, Sunday, February 1 – the day of the NFL’s Big Game.  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 – Sunday, December 7th!

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

WHEN:  Sunday, December 7th, and every other week after that, until February 1.  Signups at 5pm, kickoff at 6. 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