(Closed) Speaking of "no kids allowed"….

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@rubyred605:  How “good” is an 18-month-old going to be in a noisy, busy environment with distracted parents at 6pm? And for how long? The entire length of my dinner, from sit-down through check pay? I find it highly unlikely.

What about… child-free days? Or hours? If a restaurant stipulated “no children under the age of 12 between the hours of 6-8pm on Thursdays”? That place would get a whole lot of my business (assuming it was good to begin with) and you could bring your precious offspring somewhere else for the night. How is that a punishment?

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would solely patron child free restaurants if we had any around here. Hell, I’d donate friggin’ money to make them happen. I’ve had too many meals ruined by the misbehaved children of clueless (or lazy) parents.

Not everyone thinks little Johnny is cute and wants to sit next to him while he makes “vroom” noises LOUDLY and sends his toy cars flying across the room. As long as there are plenty of other dining options available, no parent should pitch a fit about their kids not being welcome in a few choice establishments.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

NBC NEWS — There’s a growing trend of businesses going “kids-free.” Cap’s On the Water restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida allows children, but only in certain parts of the restaurant.

“You want to have a nice bottle of wine and dinner. I think you should be able to do that without children crying and running in and out,” Cap’s owner Vivian de Raad says.

Three years ago Cap’s on the Water became a pioneer in what is becoming a popular national trend. “We’re restaurateurs, we’re not babysitters,” says owner Bernard de Raad.”

Kids are allowed and welcome in the restaurant, just not in the dining room.

They’ve had some upset customers, and Bernard De Raad says he understands some of the comments he’s heard.

“I think as a young parent, it’s hard not to feel insulted. It’s got to feel personal. You’re kids not welcome in our dining area, who are you, I’m spending money here,” he says.

But overall, he says, business has been up.

Cap’s is not alone.There are a number of restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, and even some airlines that are limiting access for children.

 

http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/national-news/adults-only-restaurants-a-growing-trend-around-the-country

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@BostonBaby:  “How “good” is an 18-month-old going to be in a noisy, busy environment with distracted parents at 6pm? And for how long? The entire length of my dinner, from sit-down through check pay? I find it highly unlikely.”

Um yes, this is very likely. We have taken both of my kids places since the were babies. Part of it is chosing the right time and being prepared (toys/snacks) and the other part is teaching your child how to behave in public (once they are a little older).

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@kittyface:  I completely agree that as long as children are behaving there is no problem. I mean we aren’t talking happy our at the saloon, but casual restaurants yes.

The repeated child free posts are getting a little old. this is something people are always going to argue over. Personally when I want a night out without kids around I am not going to the local Buffalo Wild Wings at 6pm and then getting all huffy if there are children. Choose times and places that are more adult oriented.

 

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My issue with children in restaurants is that a lot of them are allowed to run around. Thsi is so very dangerous, not only for the child, but for the waitstaff! They are carrying around trays of HOT food, glassware, etc.

Common sense folks!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As a Mom of a 5 year old and a former preschool teacher for 5 years, kids have their time and place.

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@kittyface:  If you’re at Applebees and it’s happy hour (when the boneless wings are only-like-$4!) and the pub tables in the bar area are open, I understand that! Me and my family do that all the time.

If it’s not a bar+restraunt, and it’s only a bar I don’t think it’s a place for children at all. You’re not going to grab a bite to eat, as it’s not a restraunt+bar combo, you’re going to drink. WHat on earth is your kid going to do?  SOmething like this:

Just disturbs me

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@ieatunicorns:  The issue is that not all parents are attentive parents that practice proper discipline with their kids. The few ruin it for the many. It’s unfair for a restraunt to say “Only kids with parents smart enough to parent properly allowed”, so it has to be all or nothing

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@MissFireFlower:  I’m not sure about where everyone else lives, but when we’re living in the US, we live in an extremely family-friendly area. There are plenty of bars where children are welcome (in fact, I can think of only two where they’re not, one being a strip club and the other being where undergrads go to hook up…). A lot of the bars we’ve gone to with her have food trucks outside, so certainly we can eat, but they also have tvs, ping pong tables, and board games. People bring their kids to concerts there. I’m not going to bring my kid out late, and I’m not going to bring her in a bar that says 18+ (drinking age here) or 21 and up, but if it’s an establishment that’s made it clear children are welcome, I’m going to bring her. I like nights out with friends as much as anyone else and do that occasionally when we have a babysitter, but we enjoy family time and time with friends of our family too, and we support local businesses that encourage that.

Post # 26
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Honey bee

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@Blanche:  I think the fact that the business is up says a lot.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

If I had to wait to be 21 to legally enter a bar, I think everyone else should have to, too.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@kittyface:  I’m in California, and we have a lot of restraunt/bar combos that have a lot of the same stuff you are talking about, but there are also a lot of places that are just-well-bars. Music and a dance floor and alcohol.

If it has family friendly activites and allows food to be brought in, i wouldn’t really consider it a “bar”. There’s a pool hall that the local teens in my area like to go to becasue they feel like they’re hanging in a “bar”, as it serves alcohol, but I’ve seen babies and toddlers there. To me, that’s different then just a straight up-no food, no tables, dance floor music and bar.

 

 

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@MadameTussaud: I should clarify the child free in public posts are getting old. I don’t think that statement is unkind. It seems in these threads there is no happy medium and it seems like in the past 24 hours there have been a handful of them started. I am not against child free people or opinions, but if I started multiple threads saying that people that don’t like kids eat babies, it would get old.

Post # 31
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Honey bee

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@MadameTussaud:  +1

There are WAAAAYYYY more posts here about all that wedding crap Wink

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