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(New York Daily News)   Parents complain after children are banned from Brooklyn beer garden after 4 p.m. "It pretty much means that they don't want us here with the kids"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Diane Vasilakos  
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2012-09-15 07:06:07 PM  
5 votes:
FTFA: "It pretty much means that they don't want us here with the kids."
2012-09-15 08:47:41 PM  
4 votes:

scottydoesntknow: What about Applebees? I hear that place has a bar.

An Applebee's Grows in Brooklyn?
2012-09-15 09:18:30 PM  
3 votes:
These parents are denying their children a Right of Passage we all once enjoyed. Bars and taverns used to be places with no windows in the door and nifty neon signs on the windows that we kids could only appreciate from afar. "One day," we'd tell ourselves, "One day THIS will be mine!"

Then, when we turned 21 (or 19 in my case), those wooden doors swung wide and I reveled in my passage to adulthood. Before me lay years and years of liquor, beer, wine and women. I had "made it".

These parents are denying their children this joy. They are forcing their young children into premature adulthood. They are just as foul, stupid and selfish as those beauty contest Moms. Parents: let your kids be kids and let adults enjoy adult things. OK? Thanks.
2012-09-15 09:10:10 PM  
3 votes:
"I really think it is our obligation as friends to be brutally honest, and be frank with them. Look, I'm sorry, but your baby is f*cking boring."
2012-09-15 06:52:00 PM  
3 votes:

CreamFilling: Someone is perceptive. Just like when my cable company sends me a bill, it pretty much means they want money.

Or like when I got fired from my job back in April, which pretty much meant that I wasn't allowed to show up there and do work in exchange for money anymore.
2012-09-15 09:25:43 PM  
2 votes:
Couldn't you just leash the kids and tie them outside like you do dogs?
2012-09-15 06:46:32 PM  
2 votes:
Someone is perceptive. Just like when my cable company sends me a bill, it pretty much means they want money.
2012-09-15 06:31:56 PM  
2 votes:
Hey far out.  I live right near this place.  It's fine in the day, but after dark Staten Island swims up through an ocean of Axe body spray.
2012-09-16 04:54:52 AM  
1 vote:
If you can't afford or arrange child care, stay the hell home. Little kids don't belong in bars, they don't belong in movie theaters watchign movies not made for kids, they do not belong in nice resteraunts after the lunch hour.

Dear young stupid parents;

Your life has changed. No babysitter = no party, no evening out with friends, no drinkng. Deal with it. Your kidless and single friends don't want your kids there. They probably don't want you there anymore, to be honest.


The world.
2012-09-16 02:29:12 AM  
1 vote:
"Kids allowed until 7" was beer garden advertising, not a suicide pact. Now it seems the beer garden has changed their rules. Big deal.
Bye kids, GTFO at 4.

"Four is too early for sure," she said. "It pretty much means that they don't want us here with the kids."
You got it coont! GTFO.

Once at a bar, I like to smoke and tell loud dirty jokes with lots of coarse language. I care not if your kids hear, they shouldn't be at the bar in the first place. Them learning some new words is punishment for you being a shiatty parent.
2012-09-16 02:11:30 AM  
1 vote:
I live in Vegas and I find it atrocious to see parents wheeling there kids through casino floors at 2 in the morning. These aren't the local casinos either, these are the big touristy strip casinos.
2012-09-15 11:23:42 PM  
1 vote:
Nobody likes YOUR kid but you. Similarly, I don't expect you to like my kid. It is not normal to like other people's kids. They are annoying. I like my kid, but I don't like your kid, and when I go drinking, I don't want to watch my kid at the bar. And I sure as hell don't want to watch my language, or my smoke, or my step around your kid, who nobody likes but you. So get a farking sitter. Jeebus.
2012-09-15 10:43:55 PM  
1 vote:


Also why does anybody need to be boozing it up at 4PM?

Exactly what I've been wondering.

And. People who spend all day around kids, apparently.
2012-09-15 09:48:52 PM  
1 vote:
Most places don't allow pets.
Should be the same for kids.

They make too much noise, shiat, and stink. Got a seeing-eye baby, sure. Otherwise, dont reproduce if you can't afford the sitter. You seriously think the rest of us want to deal with your screaming fermented-jerkstain after a full day of work? Bzzzt.
2012-09-15 09:45:25 PM  
1 vote:

srtpointman: If you want to go boozing with your girlfriends, then learn to swallow or enjoy anal. It's bad enough listening to idiot 21 year olds, I don't want to listen to your farking 12 year old running around my table.

Maybe your girlfriend or girlfriends are different, but learning to swallow isn't usually a prerequisite. I'm a fairly liberal guy, but this is going a bit far. Anal on the other hand...
2012-09-15 09:42:26 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: El_Perro: Why are the teachers reasonable for complaining, but now that the situation is reversed, the parents are "ninnies" for making their own wishes known?

I'm a stripper. I have a kid. I'll just take him to work with me, set him up at a back table with some juice. Acceptable?

I like cigars. I like my kid. I'll just go to the cigar bar with my kid, maybe give him an unlit stogie. Aw, look at that, he's just like Winston Churchill. Acceptable?

I'm a doctor. I have to do an operation. I'll just sterilize my kid and set him down in the corner of the OR during your surgery. Acceptable?

Do you not see the part where some things are just not appropriate for children, even if you are a parent? The fact that kids get in until 4pm makes the place family friendly. After that it's happy hour. If your kid can't order a beer for themselves, they're too young to be in there.

Why would you strip if you are a surgeon? You're some kind of farked up Buckaroo Banzai.
2012-09-15 09:42:25 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: I'm a doctor. I have to do an operation. I'll just sterilize my kid and set him down in the corner of the OR during your surgery. Acceptable?

Well, that's a bit extreme...

Oh, wait, you probably mean with alcohol prep pads or something. Carry on.
2012-09-15 09:30:57 PM  
1 vote:

El_Perro: these parents have a point - they've lost their place to go socialize.

Yeah. But things change.

Plus, the place IS family friendly. Just not after 4. Used to be 7. Still a nice lunch option.

I would have a little more sympathy, but teachers get too much shiat from parents. Not wearing a condom is not some grand accomplishment. Anyone without a medical problem and many people with one are capable of sexual reproduction. If you're not able to spend 24/7 raising the result of that sexual reproduction, and let's face it no one is, eventually you'll have to trust the child to someone else.

That person is also a human. They like to drink, smoke, curse, and fart loudly as the punchline to the joke about the monkey and the rabbi in Mecca. Unlike all other professions, however, teachers catch holy hell if they're seen acting like humans outside of work. Basically we have the same constraints as diplomats, but without the marine security or the pay checks and immunity.

When parents rise up and shout down the soccer moms and vote to raise teacher salaries and tell their kids to study harder instead of blaming the teacher when tests are bombed... when this happens maybe I'll upgrade to the world's second smallest violin for the parents who lost one of an infinite number of potential restaurant options.
2012-09-15 09:27:19 PM  
1 vote:
Lets be honest here, How many of you read the fark headline and said to yourself, "No shiat sherlock!"
or something very, very similar?
2012-09-15 09:22:23 PM  
1 vote:
I don't want to go drinking where there are kids because they shriek and run around which is not conducive to relaxing.
Parents develop a sort of mental filter that allows them to ignore the shrieking and running and they forget just how truly horrible and irritating it is. I tried to think of something funny to say about this but it isn't funny. Keep your kids out of adult settings, such as fine restaurants, non-matinee movie theaters, bars and yes, beer gardens. I, for my part, will refrain from drinking in the playgrounds and parks where your kids have priority. Deal?
2012-09-15 09:15:23 PM  
1 vote:
If you want to go boozing with your girlfriends, then learn to swallow or enjoy anal. It's bad enough listening to idiot 21 year olds, I don't want to listen to your farking 12 year old running around my table.
2012-09-15 09:15:13 PM  
1 vote:
Most likely:

X = amount of money generated by teachers in a kid-free bar between 4 and 7, above value from old policy
Y = amount of money generated by parents with kids in tow in the bar between 4 and 7
Z = absolute value of amount of money projected to be lost due to potential "boycott" by parents upset with the policy

X > (Y + Z)
2012-09-15 09:12:46 PM  
1 vote:
Kids should be banned from all public places after 4pm.
2012-09-15 09:07:49 PM  
1 vote:

Worst beer garden ever
2012-09-15 09:01:36 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "They don't want us to see them drink," said Yuna Weiss, a 44-year-old mother of four. "Some of them get very sloppy."

Is she talking about the kids here?
2012-09-15 09:00:14 PM  
1 vote:
I don't get it. Why isn't Child Protective Services at the door taking kids away from parents who take their kids to a bar?
2012-09-15 07:55:38 PM  
1 vote:
Entitled white people problems.

Just because YOU love your children doesn't mean the rest of us are going to love them too. When the boyfriend and I go out to locales that aren't necessarily kid-friendly, and we see parents who have dragged younger kids there (under 10).....I wonder what the fark these people are thinking. My dad likes to have a beer or two, but when my sister and I were younger, he would have cut off his own head rather than take us with him to a bar, or a beer garden, or some other place like that.

Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket, you snooty coont.
2012-09-15 07:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Children ought to be banned from a beer garden on principle.

Unless they're pulling weeds, cultivating the rows of beer or something useful like that.
2012-09-15 06:56:12 PM  
1 vote:
Csb: I don't smoke anymore, but back when I did I got into a nasty tiff in a beer garden at a local outdoor concert because I had the audacity to light up near someone's precious snowflakes. Because toddlers are sooooo essential to the beer garden experience. What were they doing there anyway? I bet their ID's were fake.
2012-09-15 06:32:36 PM  
1 vote:
2012-09-15 06:29:32 PM  
1 vote:
Never, ever, ever underestimate the Park Slope Mommy Mafia.
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