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Open Regular Hours Labor Day – Monday 9/5

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will be open regular hours on Labor Day, Monday 9/5. All ages are welcome at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade from Noon-4:50pm daily. We begin checking IDs at 4:30pm, and can only admit those 21+ with valid ID from 4:30pm-close. Our bar opens at 5pm for alcohol service. If you've got the day off, come on down! We're also open late Sunday…

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Raiders of the Lost Arcade: Rally-X

Simple yet colorful, addictive and fun, Namco's Rally-X first hit Japanese arcades in 1980. Race your lone car through city streets and rack up points, all while avoiding the mounting number of enemies who are out to wreck your car! The game is deceptively easy at first, but it quickly escalates into an adrenaline-filled race against a dwindling fuel tank.

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Bonus Round Free Play Party – Tuesday 8/16, 10pm-close

Close out your Tuesday night with Bonus Round Free Play! From 10pm-close on Tuesday August 16, every arcade game and pinball table at Ground Kontrol will be set to free play. Over 90 games spanning decades of arcade history from the vector classic Asteroids to the indie game Killer Queen, all for one low $3 cover! Feel like you're not…

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No Pun Intendo featuring Becky Braunstein – Thursday 8/18, 9pm

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! Each month, we feature fantastic comics from Portland & beyond. This month's lineup: Becky Braunstein Neeraj Srinivasan Harry Riley Natalie Holt Maddie Downs Hosted by Portland's Funniest Person, Nariko Ott!…

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Back in the Arcade: Tempest

Nightmare-inspired, unrelentingly difficult, and Lemmy's favorite game: The 1981 Atari classic Tempest has finally returned to Ground Kontrol!

Considered one of the top 10 arcade games ever released, Tempest stands out in arcades even today. This artistic, highly stylized game is also intelligent and engaging, not to mention appropriately difficult. It was created by acclaimed game designer Dave…

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