The backbone of our safety precautions is this document by the Aspen Food & Beverage Society, backed by the James Beard foundation and guided by an infectious disease specialist. This document, combined with other research, lead to our comprehensive safety plan. It includes 18 pages of:

  • Guidelines for how we are handling reservations, payments and game rentals
  • Employee guidelines on PPE, handwashing, sick leave and more
  • Facilities guidelines on how we are sanitizing Vigilante

Furthermore, we have made several MASSIVE changes to our operations in preparation for re-opening, we have:

  • rebuilt our entire seating social hall, shifting away from bench seating to booth seating
  • built a complete reservation system, allowing patrons to select a game from our library prior to your visit and to book tables in advance
  • installed several thousand dollars worth of HVAC upgrades, increasing air flow and implementing commercial grade UV-C air purification

No matter what the City or State have set as the current recommended interior capacity, we voluntarily operate at 25% capacity. This is the only way to ensure proper social distancing between tables. To reduce chance of exposure, we are limiting reservations to 2 hours and 15 minutes (giving us 15 minutes to sanitize between parties). Seating is limited! If you do visit us, know that:

  • You will be required to wear a mask while interacting with staff or when not at a table
  • You will be the only party to handle your table or your game that evening
  • We will have a large variety of new procedures, including contactless payment, QR code menus, single use menus, and hourly sanitization drills

We understand that not everyone is prepared to break isolation: we respect that choice and wish you safety and health. If you feel we’re opening too early, we urge you to contact governor Abbott’s office, as well as your Senators and Congressman. Please tell them that small businesses should have the support to stay closed in the interest of public health. 

For those that want to go out, know that we are prepared to serve you as safely as possible. That being said: we will have no tolerance for those that disrespect the health of those around them, whether they be our own staff or our patrons. 

When you next visit Vigilante, things will look different. There will be new processes, new furniture, face masks, hand sanitizing, new food and new games. However, some things will always be the same: the same level of care, our drive to improve and our belief that games and restaurants will always be able to bring people together.

Stay safe, and we look forward to gaming with you.

Preston Swincher

Vigilante Gastropub & Games, CEO

One thought on “Reopening and COVID safety procedures.

  1. Jose Luis Palacios says:

    Hi Vigilante crew, I was hoping you guys were open. Maybe if you let the customer bring and take their board game, You guys could still offer beer and food in order to stay open. Keeping limited seating will help in cleaning. This would also limit the staff, but Im sure the loyal customers would understand.
    Anyway I can help please ask…Jozey Walez

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