• Open Noon-Late Daily
  • All Ages Admitted Until 4:30PM
  • 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.

Categories: Bar News, Events

Ninkasi Ground Control Release Party – Tuesday 4/12, 7-10pm

Ninkasi Ground Control Release Party - Tuesday 4/12Last year, Ninkasi Brewing introduced the first beer of the Ninkasi Space Program – a delicious imperial stout brewed with yeast sent to space and back! We were proud to host a release party for Ground Control Imperial Stout last spring, and we’re even more proud to be the FIRST Portland bar to serve the 2016 release!

Join us on Tuesday April 12 for the Ground Control Kontrol Release Party and be among the first in in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy a glass of this delicious bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, fermented with ale yeast that boldly went beyond Earth’s atmosphere to create a truly out-of-this-world taste.

In addition to the super-limited Ground Control, we’ll be serving another special Ninkasi brew or two, and each Ninkasi purchase will come with free game coins to power your missions to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars or explore the final frontier in Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball!

Ninkasi’s Ground Control imperial stout and the free giveaways won’t last long, so don’t miss this chance. The galaxy’s best beers paired with the galaxy’s best arcade? Take one small sip for man Tuesday April 12th at 7pm!

Ninkasi Ground Control Release Party · Tuesday 4/12 · 7-10pm · NO COVER · 21+ only

Portland Pinbrawl VIII – Special Hours & Information – Sunday 4/17

Just a few things you should know about our hours on Sunday 4/17 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.
  • 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)!

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!

Bonus Round Free Play – Tuesday 3/29, 5-7:30pm + 11pm-close

web-slideTwo extra chances at Free Play this month? Make it so! We’re hosting two rounds of Bonus Round Free Play on Tuesday March 29 – one earlier in the evening, and one late!

First, from 5-7:30pm, stop by post-work for unlimited game play on over 90 video games and pinball tables spanning decades of arcade history for an extra-awesome discount at the door! It’s just $2 to play as much as you possibly can until 7:30. Explore the final frontier in Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball, grab some friends and defeat Shredder and Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, or take on our latest title, Legendary Wings!

Enjoy happy hour at the bar from 5-7pm as well, with 8 excellent choices on tap, more options in bottles and cans, and a full selection of spirits so you can get your favorite drink. Ground Kontrol will close at 7:30pm for a private rental, so don’t be late!

After Ground Kontrol re-opens our doors at 11pm, every single game in our arcade will be set to play for free, with NO cover at the door!

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best arcade and pinball selection in the Pacific Northwest with no quarters – or cover – necessary!

Arcade classics from Asteroids to X-Men and pinball favorites from Addams Family to World Cup Soccer await. We expect a great turnout, so get here early and make the most of your bonus round!

Bonus Round Free Play · Tuesday 3/29 · 5-7:30pm + 11pm-close · $2 from 5-7:30pm, FREE from 11pm-close · 21+ only