Maritime Pacific’s Jolly Roger Taproom changing to all-ages

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company just announced that as of this Friday, its Jolly Roger Taproom at 1111 NW Ballard Way, will change from 21 and over to all-ages. Here’s George & Jane Hancock’s announcement:

Having had a 21 years-and-over policy in place since the Taproom opened in 1997, this will be a big new step for Maritime. The rationale behind this change: over the years, a lot of former patrons have married, started families or now have friends with families and have since had to rule out The Jolly Roger Taproom because of the age restriction. With this change, we feel we can reopen the doors that were shut to a lot of our friends as we welcome all ages to the Jolly Roger. So, in this spirit, we wish you a particularly Happy Father’s Day from the crew at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company and the Jolly Roger Taproom!

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Gordito
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Gordito

Nice! Welcome to the modern age…..refreshing.

NoKids
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NoKids

Why ruin a perfectly good thing with screaming, whining kids?

Jorgebob28
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Jorgebob28

Good deal! I can visit with my niece, now.

sparky
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sparky

Not every kid is like you.

Lottie
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Lottie

Sweet! That’s why we stopped going!

Der Ham
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Der Ham

Horay – welcome to the new Jolly Roger Romper Room!  Crayons and doodle-paper on every table – AND the bar!  This is going to be so fun I can hardly wait to go back.  In fact, I’ll wear my clown nose and really fit in. 

Kbourton
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Kbourton

Based on the regular menu I can’t wait to see the Kids menu, hope it will be without restriction like the new age limit

Over 50 and lovin' it
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Over 50 and lovin' it

First no Maibock and now this.
Hellinahandbasket

Born in los angeles
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Born in los angeles

dont worry, your paper bag and feces are still welcome.  in fact, on your way over, can you pick up some more tampax?  i think i saw a kitten in the window of your car?

Preschooler
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Preschooler

haha you are old.  donuts?

eric
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eric

ugh. hope they have room for the prerequisite Giant Buick Strollers…

hope it works out for the business, honestly, but yeah, kids in a bar? BOOOOO!

Logger
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Logger

Stop complaining and just go after 9 pm.  I’m fairly sure there will be no kids at that time.

Anon
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Anon

This is why I avoid Uneeda Burger in Fremont, even though it has great burgers.  The place is a screeching madhouse of kids whose parents are oblivious and don’t know how to control them.I don’t see the dropoff of regulars hurting them, because like Eric said, there are plenty of lame parents with their rude double-wide strollers waiting to bring their brats in.

jj
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jj

I will be nice to take my kids there, but it’s awfully loud in there as it is.  Maybe they should invest in some sort of sound dampeners (carpet?) on the ceiling.

evanb
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evanb

Kids or no kids – if someone from Maritime is reading this – they DO need to get some acoustical treatment on the ceiling in there. Even as a beer swiging, non-parent adult I sometimes avoid it since it is so loud.

NedG
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NedG

I know what’s up with no maibock this year? It was the best-tasting beer MP has ever made.

But the good news about the kids is that it’s already so damn loud in there, we won’t be able to hear screaming children over the “background” music. 

Ned
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Ned

I can’t agree more. The old location was loud, and I expected them to do something about the noise in the new place. Even when there are few other customers in there, it’s tough to hear the person next to you, never mind across the table. If they’re unwilling to spend any money on it, at least turn the music down.

THAT costs nothing.

Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

It’s not a bar.  It’s a restaurant that serves beer.

Corbeau
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Corbeau

As opposed to screaming whining adults?? Seriously, I’ve had FAR more meals ruined in restaurants by obnoxiously loud adults than by kids.

Apple
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Apple

Back on topic…Thank you Jolly Roger.  I have been hoping for this change for the last three years.  My family and I will eat there often. 

Carl
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Carl

No, it’s a bar that serves food.

Do kids really need to be eating bar food? And deep fried bacon?

Jim
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Jim

I understand the logic behind it, I just don’t agree they should do it. Warning: I don’t have kids, so I’m biased. But, there are plenty of places in Seattle that are 21+ for me to enjoy. And if the time ever came where I had kids (god, no), I would appreciate having a few establishments that I could drink beer with the fam. Although, I don’t ever go to the Jolly Roger to actually eat, and don’t think its conducive to a children’s menu/nutrition… but whatever.

TippyToo
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TippyToo

Wow!  I can’t believe a place in Ballard is going to allow kids.  Really, Ballard has to be one of the least kid friendly neighborhoods when it comes to restaurants.  Most of the new places are bars that serve food I guess because it’s the cool hipster thing to do in our town.  Ballard has a lot of young families that have been searching for a decent place to eat good unpretentious food at a reasonable price while enjoying an adult beverage.  Thanks Jolly Roger!

MWeb
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MWeb

Are they really considered a “bar”? They only sell beer, wine, and good food, but no liquor. I’ve always though of a bar as a place that sells hard alcohol.

MWeb
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MWeb

Are they really considered a “bar”? They only sell beer, wine, and good food, but no liquor. I’ve always though of a bar as a place that sells hard alcohol.

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