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The Common Law is provided with the understanding that each member and guest shall abide by the unwritten rules of courtesy, dignity, and good conduct expected of all people.




com·mon law /ˈkämən ˈˌlô/ n.
1. a code of House rules and ethics

HOURS. For current hours, visit

ACCESS. Your brass key provides you entry, but if you have left it at home the doorbell is your next best bet. Please autograph our ledger at the front desk and should any guests be joining you, we appreciate you signing them in as well.

GUESTS. Guests are always welcome. Should your guests arrive before you, they will be welcome to wait for you inside the House. If you have little ones, they are invited to join us Saturday and Sunday until 5pm. All guests are requested to follow club rules to uphold an enjoyable environment.

PRIVATE PARTIES. From time to time areas of the House may be reserved for private dining or events. We will ensure you are notified of any schedule changes or closures via email as well as posting signage well in advance.

FOOD & BEVERAGE. Our full service menu and craft cocktails can be had anywhere within the House. Please refrain from bringing in outside food or beverages. If you are vegan, paleo, gluten-free or have other dietary needs, give us a heads-up — we have got you covered.

KEYS. Loaning your key to non-members is prohibited. If you have permanently misplaced your key, please stop by Concierge or send them an email via


com·mon cour·te·sy /ˈkämən ˈkərdəsē/ n.
1. decree of Common Law | 2. observance of the Golden Rule

DRESS CODE. Clothing is required.

DRUGS. Heed Nancy Reagan: “Just Say No.” Drug use is not permitted on House grounds.

SMOKING. Smoking and electronic cigarettes are also not permitted on House grounds, including exterior areas.

PETS. Please leave your pup at home unless medically necessary.

TECHNOLOGY. Selfies are great and we always appreciate a tag (@common__house). While Common House is not a “secret society,” we do respect the privacy of our Members and adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. Please take phone calls in Vinegar Hall or a more private area such as the phone booth on the ground level or the Bridge Room.

PARKING. Downtown parking is a fantastic perk because it is a limited resource. Please refrain from sharing your parking pass. We also validate for two hours in the Water St. Garage and one hour in the Market St. Garage.


com·mon bond /ˈkämən bänd/ n.
1. ordinance of Common Law | 2. an agreement of mutual commonwealth

STAYING IN TOUCH. Our primary form of keeping you informed of House notices, schedule changes, or any important member details is via email. Please add and to your address book to ensure that you receive our messages. If you are not receiving our emails and would like to, please stop by or call concierge at 434-566-0192.

BILLING. Before your departure, we kindly ask you to settle your bill, including your guest’s bill in the event it is unpaid. Outstanding bills can be resolved with Concierge using your card on file. Membership fees are due the first of each month, and any outstanding balances may result in termination of your membership — and no one wants that.

DISCLOSURES. We maintain firm standards of privacy, courtesy, confidentiality, and respect. Please do not use Common House’s identity without express permission. Members and guests are responsible for their personal property, and found items can be retrieved from Concierge (found items unclaimed for three months will be donated to charity).

FEEDBACK. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience at Common House and welcome your suggestions. You can email us at or just pull us aside when inspiration strikes.