This is a free country.... Businesses need to accommodate parents. If I saw a sign saying my kids cannot come with me, I'd talk to the owner with a lawyer!
I agree that loud unruly kids with irresponsible parents should be asked to leave. We took our little kids to nice restaurants. We had snacks, quiet activities and expectations. If our kids were restless, we took them out of the restaurant. They were frequently complimented on their good manners.
And we'll give the last word -- for now -- to Bryan:
Every person on this thread was a kid once and was probably a jerk at a restaurant.For many, more comments, go to Jenn Wohletz's original post. And if you're a parent looking for a place where your kids will be welcome, see our Ten Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Denver, created last month after controversy erupted over Stapleton parents taking their kids to a local craft-beer spot.