Children don’t belong in those places. Pool and bar venues are often associated with crime elements such as bikers and drug dealers. This was run 30 years ago but it was true even back then. I have been to a few and I never stayed long. I was given an address and when I showed up and saw a pool hall, I went in to meet friends and said hi and bye and headed out. These places are creepy. I’m with Elly. John is naive – he seems to be in quite many instances. He came from the farm so I suspect that had a lot to do with his naive nature. And he is male – pool/bar venues are masculine places which is the obvious draw. Now a bank of pools in the chain family restaurants such as Dave and Buster? That is different. They gear to the families with kids who play a number of children games and arcades. The strip mall pool/bar or stand alone – avoid those.