It wasn’t so much a pure bar as a “lounge”, my wife thought it would be a fun place to go because they had bowling and ping-pong and other fun games to play (albeit with drinks). Here’s the place’s website.
But even if it was a flat-out bar, we just…didn’t think about the baby possibly being not allowed in. He’s three months old. He doesn’t even roll over. We strap him into his car seat/carrier, and he’s practically a piece of luggage. Or we unstrap him and hold him (if he cries), but he’s not getting in anyone’s way, and obviously, he can’t drink.
We’re not too cheap for a babysitter, but we wouldn’t leave behind a kid that little. If we even thought about the matter, and thought to ask, we probably just wouldn’t have attempted to go until he was old enough to leave behind. But…we just didn’t think carrying him along would mean anything, that’s all.
And sure, I can see (now) that it’s possible some of the adults might not enjoy a baby being around, but it was clearly the technicality of being “under 21” that the bouncer was enforcing, not some aspect of the other patrons’ fun.
I’m not even complaining about it. My wife and I came away laughing about it. So I thought of sharing my sense of amusement with the gang here, is all.