One particular bar in Brooklyn hopes that having kids at the bar won’t deter you from having a drink or two.
Greenwood Park, a bar in New York, caused local outrage when they announced they would have a ‘kid friendly’ area – aka Daycare.
The outpour of disapproval spread to Yelp where one user had this to say:
“I arrived around 6 PM with friends and showed my ID to the doorman. OH YEAH, time for a laid back and relaxing time with some frosty beverages and bar food! WRONG, welcome to Chuck-E-Cheese in South Slope,” a Yelp reviewer, John H.,posted on July 3. “From infant to toddler to preteen, every age except adult seemed to be well represented. I’m not sure why they even put tables and chairs in. It would have been far more practical to just throw a jungle gym in there and call it a day.”
While the owners claim that it “is a work in progress”, others feel “irresponsible by showing up to drink around children.” Only time will tell whether these bar owners can successfully combine a playground for children with a playground for adults.
What do you guys think about this new idea? Would you feel uncomfortable drinking around children?