Please read the following carefully. This orientation is extremely important for your understanding and enjoyment of the Lounge. Ask the staff if you have any questions or concerns about any of the following.
Check each box to indicate that you understand each section of the rules below; breaking any agreement in this document will lead to your immediate ejection from the Lounge.
How to get a game change
At BBGL, you may have access to our equipment and equipment library. This may include controllers, televisions, and games. You are allowed up to 3 game changes in one hour, in addition to unlimited access to the available equipment that is set up around the room constantly.
Staff are required to change games for you each time; none of BBGL's equipment is downloaded to the equipment. It is never allowed to touch games, discs, or cartridges at BBGL. This means that you must ask one of our staff members to help you each time.
Things described as in our library may at times be inoperable, unsusable, or unavailable. Visitors should not have the expectation that everything will be available at every time.
If you are a Minor Visitor or accompanying a Minor Visitor
Best Buds Gaming Lounge's primary function is as a craft beer bar. This means that, while children are welcome during All Ages hours, it is important that each individual Visitor displays the same level of respect and ettiquette that one would at any bar or restaurant. It is important that the Minor Visitors of BBGL do not interfere with an adult Visitor's enjoyment of the Lounge. Minor Visitor's and/or their guardians whom do not treat the Lounge with proper etiquette will be asked to leave.
Understanding Our Service
The Service that BBGL provides is considered that of a Console Arcade. This means that we have games available for Visitors to play and equipment (such as consoles) to be used by Visitors.
To use BBGL Service during All ages hours, it is $5 an hour. Alternatively, for $15, you may purchase a Day Pass, which you allows you access to Service during All Ages Hours. Purchase of a Day Pass will carry over to Adult Hours with more limited services, which means there is no expectation of game changes. There is also an option for a monthly membership, which includes all these services, in addition to discounts, guest passes, and priority reservations. For information about a monthly membership, please contact BBGL.
Once it is Adult Hours, typically at 8pm, no minors (under 18) are allowed inside BBGL. At this point, we set up "free-to-play" equipment that is available to people between 18 and 21 who pay a $5 cover, or people over 21 who purchase something with a minimum cost of $5.
Use of Lounge
To properly use the lounge, there are things to remember.
It is important to remember that, while there are couches, rugs, and coffee tables, this is not a home living room. There will, at times, be messes left by other Visitors, such as tangled cords from controllers that are strewn about the floor. It is not BBGL's responsibility to make sure each person watches where they step when in these areas that may have been left this way without our knowledge. This is because these obstacles are not structural, but left behind by previous Visitors. If you have a safety concern, consult staff. This also means that it is never okay to climb on couches, or to sit on tables or other non-seating furniture.
"Move your feet, lose your seat" is a big part of BBGL. If you move away from a setup, other than a setup you have reserved in advance, that setup is considered available and may be used by another Visitor.
Seating and Etiquette
While the Lounge is restaurant and bar, we are also a Console Arcade. This means that, at most times, every table in the room is occupied with a Console, or "Set Up." Seating at BBGL is first come, first serve. There are over 32 setups (setups means Video Gaming Station) in the room, and those are first come first serve as well.
If you are coming with a group of more than 4, or a group that needs to stay together, it is strongly recommended that you make a reservation. This is not a location where it is easy to handle groups of 8 or more without at least one days notice. This is why there is a gratuity in place. Respecting seating ettiquete and making reservations are important to everyone's experience
For New Gamers
BBGL welcomes gamers of all skill level! We have thousands of options to choose from, from Beginner-level games to extremely difficult games. We are happy to show you what we know if you need help while playing something, but our staff does not know how to play each of our 2,000+ games. We will be happy to set you up with something we know to be simple and straightforward, or something we can help you with quickly, but there should be NO expectation that staff of BBGL will have time or be able to teach you how to play a game.
Visitor Terms and Conditions
Please read this document carefully. It must be signed by all adult (eighteen years and older) visitors to the Gaming Lounge during pay-to-play hours at the location of Best Buds Gaming Lounge (hereafter referred to as BBGL or the Lounge in this document) located in Bellingham Washington. "Visitor" as used in this agreement refers to persons who visits BBGL before "Adult Hours" begins. "Adult Hours" are used in this agreement referring to the times of operation in which BBGL requires minimum purchase of $5 or a cover of $5 in place of the operation of hourly, daily, and monthly fees to access gaming equipment. If the Visitor is a minor (Minor Visitor) at least one parent or legally appointed guardian (parent or guardian later referred to in this document as "Parent") must sign, as evidence of their agreement to these terms and conditions for themself and behalf of their Minor Visitor.
In consideration of the services of BBGL, in the Lounge itself, I, an adult visitor, or Parent of a Minor Child (for myself and on behalf of my minor child), acknowledge and agrees as follows:
Services offered in BBGL include access to WiFi, access to gaming equipment owned by BBGL (including but not limited to Televisions, Console Peripherals, and table space), and limited, non-exclusive access to the property owned by BBGL.
The games kept on the premise at Best Buds Gaming Lounge are owned by either the owners, staff, or by Best Buds Gaming Lounge LLC. Our service with BBGL does not include access to the library as a commercial service. Our services DO provide access to equipment. Access to the library may be provided as a courtesy at the sole discretion of staff. Access may be revoked at any time. We cannot guarantee the availability of certain games or systems without notice.
- Respect ALL visitors and staff employed by BBGL. If a Visitor is not respectful and displays behavior such as bullying, elitism, making fun of others, being rude, etc., the Visitor WILL immediately be asked to leave.
- Respect all equipment (you are liable for any equipment you break and will be charged for it)
- NO HATE SPEECH or discriminatory language.
- Do NOT remove games from consoles.
- Do NOT touch games, consoles, TVs, or BBGL equipment without permission.
- NO GUM IN THE LOUNGE.
- No outside food or drink.
- By entering Best Buds Gaming Lounge, you agree and acknowledge that you (or your children) may be subject to graphic or offensive content.
- Do NOT delete save files. If you want to start a new game, a BBGL staff member MUST assist you.
- Minor Visitors are never permitted after 8pm.
- The Lounge is not responsible for safekeeping, loss, theft, or damage to the property of any Visitor or Minor Visitor.
- A 20% service charge will be added to all cards left overnight.
- Must have appropriate hygiene, including hands washed! (MUST wash/sanitize hands before touching our equipment).
- No unattended children below 13. ALL unattended children are subject to staff discretion.
- Do not get Best Buds online accounts banned.
- Theft will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
- Be aware of trip hazards! We are NOT liable if you don't watch where you walk.
- No more than 3 game changes in an hour.
- Move your feet, lose your seat. Unless you have a reservation, you must agree to treat the room as a free-for-all.
- BBGL makes no guarantee of the availability of any equipment/titles in the library.
- By using BBGL Space you acknowledge that you are paying for access to space and controllers.
- You will be financially responsible for making Best Buds Gaming Lounge whole again. You will be held fiscally responsible for any damage done to BBGL property, including damaged consoles, televisions, peripherals, controllers, tables, and anything on the premises of Best Buds Gaming Lounge LLC.
- Guests may be asked to leave by staff at ANY time. (We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone).
Due to the nature of the business, you understand by using our service that members of all ages may be exposed to media that has graphic, violent, or potentially offensive subject matter.
Best Buds Gaming Lounge is not a child care center, and we make no claim to supervise unattended minors.
I consent to the reproduction and use by the Lounge of photographs, videos, and other images and sound recordings of me, or the Minor Visitor Child, without compensation, for advertising or other purposes. I release the Lounge and other Released Parties from any claim of violation of any personal and/or proprietary right I or the Minor Visitor may have in connection with such representation or use.
The terms and conditions herein (as amended from time to time) constitutes the entire agreement between the Visitor and the Company (other than the Membership Agreement if Visitor is a Member) regarding the Visitor's use of the Gym and participation in Outside Activities and supersedes all previous agreements, understandings and arrangements, written or oral, between the Visitor and the Company in relation to such matters.
I understand that each time I, or the Minor Visitor, visits the Lounge from this date of this Agreement forward, I, or the Minor Visitor, shall be bound by the terms and contitions herein; provided, however, a modification or replacement may be required in the future, pertaining to visits thereafter.
Any delay or failure by the Company to exercise its rights and/or remedies under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of any such right or remedy.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS AND IMPLICATIONS.