Greenwood Park, the new beergarden at the southern edge of Brooklyn’s Park Slope, has been the subject of a minor controversy around its policy of allowing children into the bar with their parents. A recent New York Times article details the issue. In short, some parents from the nabe like to bring their youngsters to the establishment, while other patrons don’t care for the children’s presence. This issue has happened before at other bars in the immediate area and in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn; Greenwood Park just being the latest such example.
On a recent Sunday afternoon visit, Pub Crawl NYC did not see a single child at the establishment. Perhaps this had to do with the weather, it was very hot and humid and probably not good for children being out in the sun for extended periods of time. We look forward to a return visit as Greenwood Park is a great spot and one of the few spacious outdoor drinking areas in Park Slope. But, if some patrons are particularly annoyed at the sight of children, they can go somewhere else. There are at least 60 other bars in Park Slope (and Pub Crawl NYC has visited almost all of them!).
Within reason, should children, properly supervised, be allowed into certain bars during daytime hours? Please share your thoughts with us.