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PRmamiDEdos
09-06-2010, 12:58 PM
We're staying at POFQ and on one of our downtime nights, I'd like to sit in the Scat Cat Club and have a drink with DH and listen to the music. I see that there are tables that are apart from the bar; are children allowed to sit at these tables and hang out with us?

extravaganzamom
09-06-2010, 01:05 PM
When I was there in June, as I was walking by I noticed a family with children sitting and enjoying the music.

Elmo888
09-06-2010, 01:50 PM
Yes. I took my 6 year old and my 2 year old to the WL lounge in her stroller. All I could think of was that line from Sweet Home Alabama - "You have a baby...in a bar." But really, it was no big deal. Other people were there with kids.

DH was watching a football game in the lounge while I was getting the kids ready for bed. I was tired of this nightly routine and just decided that I would really like a glass of wine. So, I took the kids down there in their pjs. I thought that I would just get a glass and go back to the room, but we sat at a table for a while and it was fine.

I just saw someone's resort report at POR, and I think that she had her kids in the lounge...is this in the lounge?

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34373169&postcount=56

tony67
09-06-2010, 01:59 PM
I think they are allowed in the bar lounge area until a certain time, but they are not allowed to sit at the actual bar.

I am not 100% sure because the laws vary by state (and sometimes county).

I do recall this being asked before and someone posted a link to the Florida laws.

stitch34
09-06-2010, 02:27 PM
I've taken my kids in before... hey, sometimes mommy needs a drink or two at the end of the day! But we're pretty much quick in and out and really don't sit around. I just feel that people are there to unwind and relax and get away from kids, and don't need mine in there.

DefLepard
09-06-2010, 03:03 PM
Scat Cat Club is a lounge, the tables apart from the bar are ideal for a family to sit at, PO lounge where Piano Bob plays, kids are encouraged to be there, now.... if you went to Rix Lounge at the Coronado Springs, that is a whole different story, that is a nightclub/bar nobody under 21

Scott MC
09-06-2010, 03:52 PM
I think they are allowed in the bar lounge area until a certain time, but they are not allowed to sit at the actual bar.


I wish this had been enforced last month when we stopped by Mizner's Lounge at the GF. There were several children sitting at the bar, and it made it very uncomfortable for those of us over 21 to sit and enjoy a cocktail at the bar without feeling the need to be on best behavior.

nurse.darcy
09-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Children are allowed to sit at the bar when accompanied by an adult.

Jennasis
09-06-2010, 04:50 PM
I feel children should never be allowed to sit at the bar. Those seats should be for "of-age" folks who are going to enjoy a drink. I do remember being a kid and thinking what a thrill/treat it was to sit on a swiveling bar stool...but as an adult, I want my bars to be, well...adult.

minniebeth
09-06-2010, 05:28 PM
I feel children should never be allowed to sit at the bar. Those seats should be for "of-age" folks who are going to enjoy a drink. I do remember being a kid and thinking what a thrill/treat it was to sit on a swiveling bar stool...but as an adult, I want my bars to be, well...adult.

Jennasis, I completely agree with you except at WDW. If the bar is going to charge my kids the same price for a drink as an adult, I feel like the kids are on equal playing field. Not that we plop our kids at the bar typically. But we did enjoy it once on a rainy afternoon in the Tambu lounge and the kids did have fun.

PRmamiDEdos
09-06-2010, 10:39 PM
I wish this had been enforced last month when we stopped by Mizner's Lounge at the GF. There were several children sitting at the bar, and it made it very uncomfortable for those of us over 21 to sit and enjoy a cocktail at the bar without feeling the need to be on best behavior.

I would never sit them at the bar. I understand what it's like to want to have some adult time and I wouldn't want someone's kids intruding on mine. I figured at the tables, they'd be fine.

I've taken my kids in before... hey, sometimes mommy needs a drink or two at the end of the day! But we're pretty much quick in and out and really don't sit around. I just feel that people are there to unwind and relax and get away from kids, and don't need mine in there.

If they started to get loud, I would definitely leave.

I feel children should never be allowed to sit at the bar. Those seats should be for "of-age" folks who are going to enjoy a drink. I do remember being a kid and thinking what a thrill/treat it was to sit on a swiveling bar stool...but as an adult, I want my bars to be, well...adult.

My aunt used to bar tend at a famous bar in the Bronx and I remember she would watch my sister and I, while she was working, after school. Nothing made me feel more grown up than sipping on a Shirley Temple and eating pretzels while sitting on a swivel chair at the bar! Aaaah, good times, good times.

I MIGHT call Kids Nite Out, I'm not sure yet. It would just be for DH and I to have a few cocktails and listen to some music. My kids are pretty good, and if anything, I think they'd just pass out at a table in the back:rotfl:.

skipperkim
09-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Kids are allowed in Scat Cats OP. He even has pics on his website of kids having a great time listening to him. Eliot is a great sax player and very nice person. Check him out on youtube. There's one with 2 boys and Eliot doing Minnie the Moocher.

ohanaMAMA
09-06-2010, 11:48 PM
wow. Disney aside and all. THINK about what you just asked.

" Can I take my kids into a bar?"

Would you take them there at home?

there is your answer.

BecBennett
09-07-2010, 12:17 AM
I don't think it's a weird question. Pretty much all bars/pubs/clubs here serve bistro meals, so taking kids is common. :confused3

bumbershoot
09-07-2010, 01:48 AM
wow. Disney aside and all. THINK about what you just asked.

" Can I take my kids into a bar?"

Would you take them there at home?

there is your answer.

Well, just like in your state there are oddities with the blue laws (everything closed on sundays unless you're a private club and in that case you can be open whenever AND lock your doors...I knew a woman who was a bartender at one in the mid-90s, she was shocked at what went on behind those locked doors!), in WA there are oddities as well. So YES I'd take DS into a "bar", and do, because here it means half or more of your income is from food, which means that you're also a restaurant, which means you cannot discriminate by age for the entire day... and most of THOSE places also have full liquor licenses! It's *pubs* that only sell beer and wine that I cannot take DS to...it's the STRANGEST thing, but it is what it is!

Now, even at the "bars" I can't take DS TO the bar in the bar...tables only. We'd all get kicked out, and if there were an inspector there at the time the place could get fined, if I did that. Here.

And then there are "brewpubs" which are a different animal as well and kids are allowed. Just not AT the bar.

But we absolutely love going to places like that so DH and DS can have their Izze sodas and I can have a nice microbrew and we can have some food. :)

So obviously I'd take DS wherever he's allowed at WDW.

mrbghd
09-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Kids are allowed at some lounges (which is really crazy when you think about it). I don't mind when kids are there, BUT do not complain about how loud or "vulgar" adults are being. We had a mom yell at us because we were talking about someone being a pain in the a** and a b**ch. We were talking at normal volumes in a private conversation. After she left the bartender was saying he didn't know why she had brought the kids down 3 nights in a row.:confused3

cluvsdisney
09-07-2010, 11:01 AM
Kids are definitely permitted in lounges. Legally, I don't know if they are allowed to sit at the bar itself. I don't see any reason a child needs to sit there when plenty of tables are available which are more suitable for a family. I know where I live an establishment can get fined if children sit at the bar.

si-am
09-07-2010, 11:33 AM
Jennasis, I completely agree with you except at WDW. If the bar is going to charge my kids the same price for a drink as an adult, I feel like the kids are on equal playing field. Not that we plop our kids at the bar typically. But we did enjoy it once on a rainy afternoon in the Tambu lounge and the kids did have fun.


What are you and your kids drinking at a bar that is the same price? :upsidedow

madalex
09-07-2010, 12:02 PM
When staying at the YC, my children and I frequently end up at the Crew's Cup at the end of the night. We watch Illuminations at Epcot, walk back to the resort and stop at the lounge for a drink (an "adult beverage" for me and some sort of fruity, non-alcoholic (of course) drink for them). We then sit and talk about the day before heading off to bed. It is one of our favorite things to do at WDW and, if I forget to stop, the kids often remind me.

So, yes, you can take children into the resort lounges, even at night.

Ava
09-07-2010, 12:31 PM
Kids are allowed at some lounges (which is really crazy when you think about it).
I don't think it's crazy when there's entertainment to allow children in a lounge. There are plenty of entertainment venues here that are classified as "lounges" that serve alcohol & light food; people under 21 are allowed in if accompanied by an adult.

TDC Nala
09-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Yes, they are allowed if accompanied by an adult. Yes, they are even permitted to sit at the bar itself. No, I don't think you should expect the lounges or the persons patronizing the lounges to be "child-friendly."

Jellyrolls at the Boardwalk is 21 and up but it is not a resort lounge. The only lounge with an actual age restriction may be the Rix Lounge at CSR, which is 21 and up at night, although they do host daytime dance parties for children 7 and under.

Allison
09-07-2010, 12:59 PM
wow. Disney aside and all. THINK about what you just asked.

" Can I take my kids into a bar?"

Would you take them there at home?

there is your answer.

Apparently you have never enjoyed the family entertainment at the POR lounge. Give it a try, YeeHaw Bob is a great time.

Missytara
09-07-2010, 01:08 PM
Apparently you have never enjoyed the family entertainment at the POR lounge. Give it a try, YeeHaw Bob is a great time.


He is fabulous; I never miss him when I stay at POR!

minniebeth
09-07-2010, 01:35 PM
What are you and your kids drinking at a bar that is the same price? :upsidedow

:laughing:Not your ordinary non-alcoholic drink...any non-alcoholic drink in a real scooped out pineapple that the Tambu Lounge serves the adult drink the Lapu Lapu in. My kids like the virgin pina coladas. But they charge the same amount as they do for one with alcohol.

Apparently you have never enjoyed the family entertainment at the POR lounge. Give it a try, YeeHaw Bob is a great time.

:thumbsup2It's a lot of good old fashioned family fun!

Sienna
09-07-2010, 02:14 PM
Our kids sat with us in the lobby bar/lounge at AKL while hubby and I had a drink. It was not a problem. It wasn't a nightclub or anything, nor was there any entertainment (aside from a few TVs with various games on), it was just a place to sit and have a drink.

Kay1
09-07-2010, 02:47 PM
Apparently you have never enjoyed the family entertainment at the POR lounge. Give it a try, YeeHaw Bob is a great time.

He's fantastic and the whole thing is very family-oriented.:)

heavytow1
09-07-2010, 02:48 PM
OK people lets look at this.:teacher:

Yes it is Disney:mickeyjum

Yes it is a place for you and your family:grouphug:

Its a bar call it what ever you want its for us adults to get:rotfl: and :rotfl2:

But lets face it jut imagine your significant other said "HEY LETS GOT TO THE BAR TONIGHT DOWNTOWN AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT LETS BRING THE KIDS" I would love to be in your house during that conversation.popcorn::

Also we tell are kids that drinking is not good for them and they say well they have it at Disney.:confused3

Hey just my two cents not trying to fire anyone up,Well yes I am I am not going to lie.

KEEP THE KIDS OUT OF THE BARS DISNEY OR NOT...:thumbsup2

PRmamiDEdos
09-07-2010, 02:56 PM
Different answers that's why I asked. However....is there a difference when it's called a lounge or a pub as opposed to a bar? Ex:, I wouldn't bring the kids to a bar, but there are pubs nearby that have a bar area, but they also serve food and we've had dinner all together in these.

I just didn't know what the rules were according to Disney.

PRmamiDEdos
09-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Just realized that I should look on the Mom's Panel and found my answer.

http://disneyworldforum.disney.go.com/questions.aspx?sort=&page=1&where=search&qid=15452&pid=80&cid=113

http://disneyworldforum.disney.go.com/questions.aspx?sort=&page=1&where=search&qid=73600&pid=45&cid=109

tony67
09-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Kids are allowed at some lounges (which is really crazy when you think about it). I don't mind when kids are there, BUT do not complain about how loud or "vulgar" adults are being. We had a mom yell at us because we were talking about someone being a pain in the a** and a b**ch. We were talking at normal volumes in a private conversation. After she left the bartender was saying he d

idn't know why she had brought the kids down 3 nights in a row.:confused3
Got to agree. At the end of the day it is a bar and you should not bring your kids into a bar and then expect everyone to act a certain way just too please you.

BTW: I do not see any problem with bringing my kids to the pub or bar as long as you I am having one or two, but make sure you don't let them run amok and ruin others good time and don't get plastered.