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Baby & Kid Friendly Breweries around Austin, Texas

Now that Spring has officially begun in Austin, Texas, it is about time for a lot more outdoor play! Austin has an infinite number of breweries to kick back and relax at, but let’s face it, some are TOTALLY awesome to bring the kids to and some… not so much. This spurred me to create my own list of the better one’s around town.

This list was created with the help of moms around Austin, my own “personal” research and the help of the breweries themselves. All of these breweries range from places you could stay for hours with the kids to places that you can just grab a quick-ish bite to eat.

The highest votes for family friendly breweries you could stay for hours is given to Family Business Beer Company. Jester King Brewery came in a close second.

Things to think about bringing:

  1. stroller (as many spots don’t have high chairs)
  2. outdoor toys – a lot of these venues will have board games/ yard games or even a playscape, but they may possibly not have enough to entertain ALL the kids in one day
  3. camping chairs – most places have enough seating room, but if it is a high volume day, camping chairs just might be needed
  4. a way to change your small babes as some places do not have changing tables in the restrooms. I tried to note venues that did or did not if they got back to me about the question.
  5. food & snacks – some venues only have food on the weekend or not at all, and let’s face it, a hungry kid is a cranky kid

WEST AUSTIN / WEST AUSTIN SUBURBS

Family Business Beer Company  – (Dripping Springs) – has fenced playscape – Jeps Southern Roots Cajun food truck – yard games

Jester King Brewery – (Southwest Austin – by Dripping Springs) – has Stanley Farmhouse for pizza – Lots of outdoor space and yard games & sand area for kids – bring  extra sand toys in case they are all taken

Last Stand Brewing Company – (Southwest Austin – by Dripping Springs) – South West Austin (by dripping springs) – yard games – dog friendly

Save the World Brewing Co. – (Marble Falls) – have popcorn occasionally have food trucks – bring your own food – also leashed dog friendly – has bar/ yard games

 

NORTH AUSTIN

Pinthouse Pizza – (45th & Burnet)  restaurant – no playing room – has high chairs – brewery + pizzeria – (Second location in South Central Austin)

4th Tap Brewing Co-Op – (Breaker & Metric) – bring food/ occasional food trucks – board  & arcade games & kids toys – Photo booth – no high chairs or changing room

Oskar Blues Brewery Austin – (Metric & Breaker) – craft sodas & coffee

The Bewtorium – (Airport & 2222) – full menu – front porch for outdoor seating & beer garden coming soon

Flying Man Brewing Company – (North East Austin- Howard & Dessau) also dog friendly – covered outdoor and indoor space with games- also carry wine from fredrickburg and a local mead

 

EAST / CENTRAL AUSTIN

Lazarus Brewing Co. – (East 6th St.) free parking 2 blocks away- also serve coffee, wine & tacos – dog friendly outdoors – have high chairs & changing tables – kids treasure chest with books & games & a little running room

Hops & Grain – (7th & Pleasant Valley) –  dog friendly outdoors – food trucks typically thursdays- sundays – maybe only baby friendly – small beer garden in parking lot

Southern Heights Brewing Co. – (183 & MLK) – free capri sun and gold fish for kids – dogs allowed on leash

Independence brewing Company – (Hwy 35 & 290) – Beer garden is on concrete so lots of fun with sidewalk chalk and board games – not fenced in

St Elmo Brewing Company  – (290 & Hwy 35) Thursdays Bluegrass & Friday free live music – Food company : Soursop –  lots of outdoor seating where the kids have a little room to run around – mostly fenced off, but not 100%

Live Oak Brewing Company– (by ABIA airport) open space to run around – bring some outdoor toys

Hi Sign Brewing – (by ABIA Airport) – dog friendly – 1 acre beer garden with grass and trees for shade

Pinthouse Pizza – (S Lamar & 290) restaurant – no playing room – has high chairs – brewery + pizzeria (Second location in North Central Austin)

 

NORTH AUSTIN SUBURBS

Bluebonnet Beer Company – (Round Rock) not as good for big groups as they don’t have much seating – has food truck most weekends

Rentsch Brewery – (Georgetown) – Lemonade on tap & root beer Summer 2018 – board games inside & yard games outside –  outside is fenced  all the way around except the entrance – food trucks Thurs – Sun & bar snacks all the time – no high chairs/ bring a stroller – dog friendly outdoors

Texas Beer Company – Taylor, TX (North East of Austin) – also serve wine and non- alcoholic drinks – food served most weekends

Flying Man Brewing Company – (North East Austin- Howard & Dessau) also dog friendly – covered outdoor and indoor space with games- also carry wine from fredrickburg and a local mead

 

If you have any updates on new breweries or more info on the items listed above, please contact me so I can update my list. Happy relaxing! 🙂