After hitting up the Kirkland waterfront, my sister (Shari, 32), niece (Meredith, 6 months), my husband, (Tyler, almost the big 3-0) and our daughter (Adeline, 3 weeks old) headed back across the 520 bridge to Seattle onward to the neighborhood of Fremont. We had recently discovered a newly developing area of Fremont worth a little stroll.
Destination: MiiR. Purpose: Beer for a cause. How very Seattle of us.
MiiR has been made known for their cool bikes and trendy bottles paired with deliberate and sustainable giving. Tyler had heard that they opened up a flagship store where they sold their products in conjunction with inviting their customers to pull up a chair, enjoy a coffee or a draft brew and either a) work remotely (again, how very Seattle!) or b) split a French Toast Mighty-O doughnut with a loved one.
Obviously, MiiR will continue to be a dreamy place for #daddyaddie time. See above.
Disclaimer: this place is “baby-friendly” as in no one checked Addie’s ID at the door but their aesthetic is oober young/hip/trendy (think crisp white walls + white counter tops with succulents on the tables.) They did have changing tables in the bathrooms though. In fact, they were the HIPPEST changing tables I had ever seen – super modern, stainless steel, rectangular. No koala bear stickers to be found on those bad boys.
It is a fairly quiet place so if you’re looking for a spot to bring a cranky baby or some white noise rather than white-everything-else, you may want to consider the outdoor seating area. Indoor seating should probably be reserved for napping newborns as to not tick off the Warby Parker-wearing telecommuting graphic designer fiddling away on his MacBook Pro at the table next to you.
I’m one of those PNW hippies that believes talking to your child about real things very early on is important for their development. Or maybe it’s just good for my continued brain development as a temporary stay-at-home mom to take a break from baby-talk and discuss the alleviation of poverty and the concept of clean water with my 3-week old. In addition to the aforementioned cold brews, doughnuts and outdoor seating, my favorite part about our visit to MiiR was explaining to Meredith and Adeline how MiiR operates, using the illustrative wall visuals to animate their concepts. Start ’em young, I say.
And keep mommy’s brain from turning into mush by continuing to do kid-friendly yet adult things with sweet Adeline.
MiiR offers you a trendy and clean space to sip on an adult beverage without forcing you and your newborn into a dark bar at two o’clock in the afternoon. The tables and chairs are spread out enough to easily maneuver a stroller around. And I know you’re curious about those LEGIT stainless steel changing tables in both the men and women’s restrooms. And did I mention the doughnuts?
PS: Tyler said I should also mention that in the future, while I stroll, Adeline will ride the MiiR Bambini.