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Best Alternative Ever to Taking the Kids to Chuck E. Cheese 

Pi Bar

So it's not a big space, and it gets crowded. There's nothing to distract your bored children, unless they're into paintings of motorcycles. And though the place features beautifully blistered, thin-crust pizzas, there's a reason for the "Bar" in its name. People come to enjoy, along with their pies (or not), craft beers such as Delirium Tremens and Russian River Brewing's Blind Pig. Yet as soon as the place opens at 3:14 p.m. (please don't make us explain why), knots of parents and kids show up. Maybe it's because between 3:14 and 6:28, you can get a slice (for your kid) and a beer (for Mom or Dad) for $6.28. Or maybe it's because the staff genuinely likes having families there, and the single patrons don't mind the tiny whirlwinds you bring in. Regardless, Pi Bar is a respite. Parents can relax like grown-ups, while their kids munch happily next to them.

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