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Happy Hour for Parents

Finally, a happy hour for parents

The Brooklyn Paper

Have a kid, and save on beer!

A Clinton Hill bar is giving haggard parents (is there any other kind?) a chance to drink on the cheap, as long as they can prove that they’ve reproduced.

The Bedford Hill Coffee Bar on Franklin Avenue at Greene Avenue offers a parents-only happy hour special on Saturday nights featuring a dollar off every drink for every kiddlywink you’ve made.

Not surprisingly, parents are saying it’s a score.

“Being a parent is very rewarding, but it also consumes everything,” said Maren Harper, who lives in the neighborhood with her husband, Peter and her 11-month-old son Rowan. “So it’s nice to be able to step away and enjoy a beverage and enjoy them from afar for a moment.”

Bedford Hill owner Allison Stuart said she hit on the idea of giving people-makers a deal after noticing a boom in children in the neighborhood — and hearing their parents complain about them.

“One night, there was a dad in here and another couple, and they were all talking about how hard it was to raise kids,” said Stuart. “That’s when I decided we needed to have some kind of happy hour for parents.”

Stuart has been running the promotion since the summer, and asks only that breeders bring in pictures of their kids to earn the discount, so you don’t have to belly-up with your baby to save.

“How else are you going to prove you have kids, unless you bring in your kid?” said Stuart. “And that defeats the purpose of happy hour.”

Happy hour for parents at Bedford Hill Coffee Bar [343 Franklin Ave. at Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 636-7650 bedfordhillbrooklyn.com]. Saturdays from 8 pm through 11 pm.

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John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Pardon me, but I do see how this could be dangerous for population purposes. Thank you for your ideas, but I'm afraid this particular one is one that is not good. Sorry for the interuption.
Nov. 19, 2012, 12:26 pm
Fred from Clinton Hill says:
Frnaklin and Greene is clearly Bed-Stuy. Not Clinton Hill.
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:02 pm
John from Caroll Gardens says:
Please. Parents, don't bring your kids to a bar.
Show some better judgement that that.
Wasn't there a line from some lame Reese Witherspoon movie "You brought a baby to a bar!?!"
Bars are for drinking, and often heavily. Children just do not belong in that environment.
C'mon Man, almost everyone has it tough out there nowadays, not just parents, fuc( this hipster cr@p already!
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
John from Carroll Gardens says:
Please. Parents, don't bring your kids to a bar.
Show some better judgement that that.
Wasn't there a line from some lame Reese Witherspoon movie "You brought a baby to a bar!?!"
Bars are for drinking, and often heavily. Children just do not belong in that environment.
C'mon Man, almost everyone has it tough out there nowadays, not just parents, fuc( this hipster cr@p already!
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
Gio says:
What Fred said, but spelled correctly.
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:29 pm
Malembi from BK says:
I can see a discount for pregnamt women, but don't bring your ——ing baby to a bar. Pictures? Good, I have plenty of pictures of little kids.
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:48 pm
Mom from Clinton Hill says:
Speaking of spelling, it's Greene Avenue, with an E at the end. The paper should get it right! And it's really a coffee place that sells alcohol. I guess, or is it an alcohol place that sells coffee?
Nov. 19, 2012, 6:36 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
So, Elwood P. Dowd was wrong when he said "No one ever brings anything small into a bar."
Nov. 19, 2012, 7 pm
Resident from PPW says:
Really, hanging out and brining kids to a bar? Is it really necessary to drink and watch your kids? If being a parent is that tough, hire a baby sitter and go. Why not sit at home and get high around the kid(s)? Hmmmmm... maybe because it isn't a good idea. Kids at bars don't go!
Nov. 20, 2012, 4:18 am
scott from park slope says:
I am a beleaguered parent of small children too, but kids don't belong in a bar. children don't need to be exposed to that environment, but also the adults there ought to be able to escape the kids.
Nov. 20, 2012, 11:51 am
Resident from PPW says:
@Scott, - I agree that there are times where a parent needs to break from raising your children. But that is called hiring a babysitter (if you have the financial means) or asking a friend or family member to watch your kid(s).
Nov. 21, 2012, 4:21 am
Concerned parent from Park Slope says:
Children do not belong in a bar end of story. Hipster/yuppies think its cool to. Believe me adults go to a bar to get away from kids and do not want to deal with idiotic parents who drag their kids into a bar. You want to hang out? don't have kids, hire a baby sitter lord knows from the rents you pay i'm sure you can afford 20 bucks for a couple of hrs. Keep your kids home
Nov. 21, 2012, 12:48 pm
Literate from Bed-Stuy says:
So every single commenter here missed the part of the article where the owner says you shouldn't bring your kids to the bar, huh? I know reading isn't as fun as knee-jerk commenting, but try it sometime.
Nov. 28, 2012, 5:07 pm
SD says:
Agree, Literate, reading is fundamental. No where in the article does it say one would need to bring an off-spring to get the discount. In fact, it says just the opposite. Above commentators must have been stressed from their kids while writing their comments!!
Nov. 29, 2012, 12:03 am
xddgsag from menwo851@yahoo.com says:
thank you for the information.

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Dec. 14, 2012, 3:39 am

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