Author Topic: Gaming Pub  (Read 4389 times)

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2019, 11:08:41 PM »
Why not just say, a drink gets you an hour free play, or if you don't want another drink it's £4 for the next hour

Got to try and reduce both the pisstaking and the obligatory awkward conversations because of the pisstaking.
this is a sure fire way to make it fall on its arse

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2019, 11:14:39 PM »
this is a sure fire way to make it fall on its arse

Why's that then? Versus the just letting people play games for free for hours on end business model

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2019, 11:15:51 PM »
Knock the gaming shit on the head and just have a normal good pub for fucks sake.

We might have to at this rate, we are deep in the red at this point and I hadn't realised til this thread that spending all our money on CRT tellies wouldn't bring any return in itself. The Amstrad Action as a beer mat was the ultimate slap in the face though. I might as well have given him a ten pound note and a five pound note and said wipe your arse on that mate. Completely wasted all our investment.


You haven't made a comment to them about not drinking enough? that's an absolute no-no under any circumstances. Last time a barman tried that with something I was involved with years ago we just looked for somewhere else to base our activities at, realy does make you feel not wanted in a big way.


Sorry I can't give any specific details or pictures, I'd just recommend Arcade Club until we get this right. This place probably won't last. I'll try to be less threatening to the customers both verbally and physically and ludically.


So this pub isn't owned by a brewery?


It's a deconsecrated church hall to be honest. Just selling bottles and tinnies.


Why's that then? Versus the just letting people play games for free for hours on end business model


Whyyyyyy didnt I think of this sooner? :(

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 11:18:54 PM »
Why's that then? Versus the just letting people play games for free for hours on end business model
It's not right, you can't demand people drink to timescales in a pub, you've got to get them doing it on their own accord.


He's got to milk those nerds the honest publican way, thems the rules.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2019, 11:24:37 PM »
The Geek Retreat in Newcastle just has a big fuck-off sign saying buy something every hour or leave. I think that’s reasonable enough. People are very good at convincing themselves that pubs run on goodwill. One of my fav occasional pubs in Newcastle has recently shut down and it was quite common for a table of 8 students to watch the football whilst sharing a single pint.

And milkshakes. £5 for one of those milkshakes full of biscuits. Cost about 50p to make. Geeks in Geek Retreat love them.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2019, 11:25:32 PM »
We've been ringing the bell every hour for last orders for the last three hours to get them buying drinks but after the second last orders at 9pm nobody seems to be falling for it now.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2019, 11:29:12 PM »
Also remember being in a weed cafe in Amsterdam and some manager type asking me if I ”would like to go and buy a coffee?” When I replied that I didn’t fancy one he politely but firmly pointed out that I was incorrect and did want one. That worked too. Was quite a nice coffee too, if a little expensive.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2019, 11:33:27 PM »
That's funny and very inventive. Any food with a bar code now I think about it.

Who would win a Barcode Battle between Mr Porky and Frazzles? There's only one way to find out...  You could do an entire World Cup Of Bar Snacks, like Loaded magazine back when it was good.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2019, 11:48:34 PM »
Why don't you all have a CaB meet there?

Stimulate the beer economy and have a laugh playingretro games.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2019, 11:50:57 PM »
I'd just recommend going to the offie and staying in.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2019, 11:53:07 PM »
You should get a Mega Drive in there with Sonic and Streets of Rage, that'd be a good un for all us nostalgia twats

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2019, 11:54:21 PM »
Thinking about getting turtles arcade and Simpson arcade to be honest. Might change our fortunes finally

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2019, 11:54:53 PM »
You should get a Nintendo 65 like my uncle got from Japan except I can't show you because it's not out yet and he could get arrested.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2019, 11:57:54 PM »
You should get a Mega Drive in there with Sonic and Streets of Rage, that'd be a good un for all us nostalgia twats

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2019, 12:00:18 AM »
Is nostalgia the same as dementia?


Night all  Thanks for the ideas

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2019, 12:02:56 AM »
Manifesto 62

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2019, 12:05:57 AM »
I do hope that you are doing a "Boston Crab's View" newsletter, in which you attack the EU, and state that from now on, you are only selling British bitter in an old fashioned 'jar', with a big fucking glass handle.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2019, 12:06:59 AM »
Oooo. Little bit of politics there..

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2019, 12:15:07 AM »
If I owned a gaming pub I'd call it Team Fortress

or Half Life, if you want to disgrace your new profession by specialising in half measures.....!

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2019, 12:33:03 AM »
If I owned a gaming bierkeller I'd call it The Wolf And Stein.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2019, 12:33:13 AM »
If you want more drinking to happen then have an area just for that, or perhaps board games. Most game pubs I've been to had plenty of those, not just videogames.

Shoulders is right - get in Settlers of Catan and Arkham Horror and all that shite, and encourage people to bring their own too. People sit down and play these things for hours, buying drinks and food along the way. Worked for a few places in Beijing when I was there.

Have happy hour deals on Board Game Sundays or whatever to encourage early drinking, until they're tipsy enough to carry on regardless of the price.

If you've got a relatively secluded snug, get in touch with a good dungeon master and have him host drop-in drop-out Dungeons and Dragons campaigns (or a series of one-offs) every Wednesday or something. Make sure he (he'll be a he) isn't a twat, and is open to people who don't know anything having a crack.

On the video game side, see if you can organise tournaments based around a particular beat 'em up - something people know reasonably well like SF II - with some prizes for the winners.

If you can find a moderately attractive woman with the patience of a saint, kit her out in an I (heart) GEEKS T-shirt and get her behind the bar. Although then the thread might loop back around to creepy bad men making threats, so maybe not.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2019, 12:35:27 AM »
If I had a gaming pub, I'd called it Manhunt and cater exclusively to hen nights

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2019, 12:40:31 AM »
If I owned a gaming bierkeller I'd call it The Wolf And Stein.

'tis good.

Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2019, 12:48:16 AM »
Dungeons and Flagons

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2019, 12:53:30 AM »
Fuck this, I'm opening a club and calling it Trackmania

Or speedball, but would rather keep that on the down low

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2019, 01:12:28 AM »
If I owned a gaming bierkeller I'd call it The Wolf And Stein.

That is really good.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2019, 08:13:26 AM »
bring in a revolver and let them play russian roulette

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2019, 09:09:17 AM »
How many PS4s/Xboxes do you have? Go for the heavy hitters, big Fifa tournement, big CoD tournement. Stuff the lads love. Waheey get some beers in, let's play some Fifa.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2019, 09:22:49 AM »
I'm struggling to see how this is going to work financially. What are your main outgoings? Presumably you have to pay rent.

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Re: Gaming Pub
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2019, 09:31:53 AM »
Is this a joke thread?

That's a good idea but we haven't got any chalk. We could use whiteboard pens on the wall though. Just cross it out each time.

They were all moaning about being threatened about not buying enough drinks. I said one drink per hour is very reasonable in a modern pub.

We've been ringing the bell every hour for last orders for the last three hours to get them buying drinks but after the second last orders at 9pm nobody seems to be falling for it now.

wtf am I gonna do with fourty CRT tellies? I'm literally sweating now thinking about this  I can't believe we all gave up our jobs to do this fuckin thing now.

Some of the cunts are still in the bar playing Manic Miner and that and I'm just watching YT on the Switch app in handheld  I fucking HATE retro games anyway