• 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.

Ground Kontrol is Hiring Security Staff!

Ground Kontrol is hiring! We are looking for a friendly, professional door person to check IDs, admit customers, and support our bar’s mission for responsible alcohol service in a fun, totally unique environment. You should be great at greeting everyone with a smile while maintaining our house policies and state law regarding alcohol service and venue security.

Requirements: You MUST have valid Oregon DPSST certification. Bar experience is required, especially experience in high-volume bars, clubs or venues. Must be 21 or older. Familiarity with Ground Kontrol and arcade games is a definite plus, but not required.

Please submit resumes to hiring@groundkontrol.com. If we would like to schedule an interview, we’ll get in touch. Thanks for your interest!

Indie Game Night: Hotline Miami Edition – Thursday 7/31

Hotline MiamiThis month, we pay tribute to the stylish and visceral action game Hotline Miami!

Compete in a high-score challenge, costume contest or both and you could win a FREE download key for the original game or the upcoming sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number thanks to Devolver Digital!

Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number were developed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital.

More on Indie Game Night:

We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Each last Thursday of the month, Matt will host an event with the help of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade which will showcase independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night: HOTLINE MIAMI Edition
WHEN: Thursday July 31st, 7pm-late.
COVER: FREE, 21+ only.

No Pun Intendo: Stand-Up Comedy Featuring Bri Pruett – Thursday 7/17

No Pun IntendoStand-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…

Daniel O’Connell
Andie Main
Sean Jordan
Caitlin Gill
Bri Pruett

Hosts: Raishawn Wickwire and 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 devastatorquarterly.com.

WHAT: No Pun Intendo – Stand-Up Comedy Night!

WHEN: Thursday, July 17th at 9:00pm.

COVER: $3, 21+ only w/ I.D.