• 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.

Portland Pinbrawl 2015: Special Hours & Information – Sunday 4/19

Just a few things you should know about our hours on Sunday 4/19 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!

Fremont Brewing Invades Portland – Wednesday 4/15, 5-9pm

Fremont Brewing Invades Ground Kontrol - 4/9Seattle’s Fremont Brewing invades Portland this week as part of Craft Brewers Conference, and they’re taking over Ground Kontrol’s bar for a special event!

Join Fremont Brewing at the Pacific Northwest’s premier arcade & lounge to try select beers from their portfolio, and get free game coins!

We’ll be serving three brews, while supplies last:

  • Interurban IPA – Interurban India Pale Ale offers the adventurous beer lover a warm embrace of roasted pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of flavor malts and filled with the rich spice of Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops. 
  • Fremont Summer Ale – Tangerine flower in a glass, endless days distilled into nectar of barley and hops. One grain, one hop. Simplicity….yet, so much more.
  • The Sister Imperial IPA – Family always comes first. Just when you thought that your poor tongue couldn’t stand any more humulus lupulus, The Sister comes home to prove you wrong. Using the same unbreakable malt backbone of The Brother to balance out a truckload of Calypso and Bravo hops, The Sister weighs in at approximately a billion IBUs. 

This is a rare opportunity to try some of Seattle’s best beer! Find out which Fremont Brewing beer pairs best with a game of Asteroids, or which one compliments a fully-loaded basket of baked Killer Nachos. We’re excited to welcome Fremont Brewing to Portland!

WHAT: Fremont Brewing Invades Portland – Special Beer Event

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 5-9pm.

COVER: No cover! 21+ only.


Ninkasi Brewing Tap Takeover featuring Ground Control Imperial Stout – Thursday 4/16

Ninkasi Brewing Tap TakeoverFor their latest beer, Ninkasi Brewing sent brewer’s yeast to space and back! The wildly popular brewery recently launched the Ninkasi Space Program, and they’re ready to debut their first beer as a result: The appropriately-named Ground Control Imperial Stout!

Ninkasi says Ground Control Imperial Stout “is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back.” (We say it sounds delicious, but we’d spell it with a ‘K’…)

Be among the first to try Ground Control before it hits store shelves, and win Ninkasi stuff with raffles and arcade high score challenges! Supplies of Ground Control Imperial Stout are very limited, so don’t wait: take one giant leap towards Ground Kontrol on Thursday April 16 at 5pm!

WHAT: Ninkasi Brewing Tap Takeover featuring Ground Control Imperial Stout

WHEN: Thursday April 16, 5-9pm.

COVER: No cover! Arrive early to make sure you get a chance to try Ground Control Imperial Stout. 21+ only.