This post is a good example as to why Ubuntu events need to be family friendly.
As someone who, when I first joined the project, was only 16, I can attest that it was quite a daunting place to be in. I wanted to help, and I wanted to meet fellow Ubuntu users, but with the first meeting at a bar, I was very cautious. Given, I don’t have a problem with people drinking alcohol, or being around them during events. It’s their decision (and theirs to deal with down the road). However, a bar is just not the place for me, and I don’t feel comfortable in that environment. From the post above and from my own reaction, a quick conclusion can be drawn:
Ubuntu events need to be and should be family friendly. Otherwise, some folks get left out.