Best Separation of the Ages


Staff Pick

We know "family friendly" is the ultimate buzz-word these days, but sometimes grown-ups just want to escape--if not in the chew-your-own-leg-off-to-get-away-from-the-in-laws sort of escape, then simply to step away from the kids menu. That's why we must give Crooked Fence Brewing's new pub, Barrelhouse, some solid props for creating a split-personality sort of place. The whole family can enjoy themselves in rustic-contemporary comfort on one side, while the adults can sneak away to the back where it's children-non-grata. There they find a hidden grown-up playground where a pool table takes the place of a swing set and beer fills in for juice boxes. All they need is a child-care service, and parents would never leave. 5181 N Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-376-4200.

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