Suckle Mama’s Punch at Babies ‘n’ Beers3/31/2015
The struggle of being an adult is real: you have kids, but your friends want you to go out and grab a couple of drinks. The problem is that the babysitter is sick, and Mom and Dad are out of town. So weekend after weekend, you have to tell your friends, “Sorry, I can’t, I have the kids tonight.” Every Monday you get notifications of a silly picture your friend posted on Facebook at the bar or the guys going to that new place down the street that just opened that you’ve just been dying to try. You love your kids and you always want to be with them, but sometimes you just need a break. You can’t always have the babysitter over because your kids need you. But you can’t always get stuck inside, either.
Never fear, overworked moms and soccer dads, Scott Hamms and Steve Burley have a solution to your sober-woes: Babies ’n’ Beers. This newly-opened bar in Windsor Heights allows you to bring your children, no matter the age, to the bar with you. Before you gasp, keep reading.
Upon entering the bar, you walk into a hallway. Down to the right is the bar, and down to the left is the BNB Lounge (the child care center). You give the teller at the door you and your children’s information, and the teller then finds you a beer-sitter. The beer-sitter connects with you and your children and brings the toddlers to the BNB Lounge. In the lounge are toys, movies and everything that babies need to keep them content while you’re in the “fun” end of the building. Bring the older kids (ages 6-10) in on Sunday so they can try the house beer juice! Don’t worry; there is no alcohol in these beverages. This mocktail is a special that Babies ’n’ Beers makes for your kids so they don’t feel left out when you have your barley pop. They also have free kiddie cocktails and milk on Sunday.
While your child is safely in the care of your beer-sitter, enjoy the bar’s specials. Signature drinks include: Diaper Surprise (a blended drink that includes white chocolate, Kahlua and heavy cream), Nursery Rhyme Mule (a house rendition of a classic Moscow Mule), the Twinkle Twinkle Martini (a mixture of citrus and lemon flavors, can be compared to a lemon drop martini; garnished with star fruit), The Cookie Monster (another blended cocktail that includes milk, cookies and Rum Chata), and so many more that you need to try. Stop in for $2 off all beer on Saturday, but remember, you have to drink it out of a sippy cup like good little boys and girls. And definitely don’t forget to try Mama’s Punch.
Have to go to the bathroom and you’re afraid your friend will chug your beer while you’re gone? Stay calm! Contact your beer-sitter, and he or she will simultaneously watch your child and your beer so neither are lost from your caring hands.
And when you finally decide to go home at the end of the night, the bar provides you transportation. The BNB iCar will transport you safely to your house and your beer sitter will tuck your children into bed. After that’s done, your sitter will even hold your hair while you throw up in the toilet. APRIL FOOLS
Babies ‘n’ Beers
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Friday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Happy Hour: Monday – Wednesday: Half-price bar care, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: $3 for a cup of Mama’s Punch all day. Friday: BOGO bar care; bring a child, get a care free.