A couple of years ago, taking kids to a brewery was unthinkable. But as the world and ourselves, humans, evolve everything changes – including our perception of what is normal. Of course, there still are breweries that just don’t allow kids, or have no kids’ area or entertainment for them. We get it, no kids. However, there are also many options, especially in the Boston area, that are known for being family favorites! Many of these places feature outdoor spaces for the littles to run and play and many games with them in mind.
Take a look at these kid-friendly breweries in the Boston area:
Kid City Guide advocates for responsible drinking. If you’re planning on visiting any of the options on this list, make sure to plan ahead, drink responsibly, and have one person as a designated driver.
The Anchor Wine and Beer Garden
Where: 1 Shipyard Park Charlestown, MA, US 02129
Hours: Monday- Thursday 4 PM- 11 PM | Friday- Sunday 11 AM- 11 PM
This multi-story outdoor space is perfect for family time.
Functioning as a beer and wine garden, it’s a great spot for adults who want to take their kids with them on this kind of outing. Kids can be entertained with lawn games such as Jenga and checkers, and there are delicious food options for all ages! You will also enjoy great harbor views.
Castle Island Brewing
Where:10 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 4 PM- 9 PM | Thursday 4 PM- 10 PM | Friday-Saturday 12 PM- 10 PM | Sunday 12 PM- 7 PM
This warehouse space is located in Norwood functions as a brewery for the whole family to visit.
For the little ones, you will find many games and entertainment including an arcade area, cornhole, and a TV projected on the wall. For the adults, you’ll find amazing options of tasty beer and food trucks.
Night Shift Owl’s Nest
Where: 87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4-10 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12-11 PM | Sunday 12-8 PM
Night Shift Brewing has two locations around Boston.
The Everett location features two outdoor outposts and both locations are located along the Charles River so you can enjoy great views! Also, both locations are family and dog-friendly. You will enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly lawn games, and plenty of space for the kids to run!
Where: 6 Old Country Way, Scituate MA 02066
Hours: Monday-Tuesday: closed | Wednesday: 12-7 PM | Thursday-Saturday: 12-9 PM | Sunday: 12-6 PM
Untold Brewing in the Scituate area is another great option for a family-friendly brewery!
You will find a large selection of family-friendly games and a separate area with picnic-style tables!
Bone Up Brewing Company
Where: 38 Norman St, Everett, MA 02149
Hours: Monday – Thursday 4-10 PM | Friday – Saturday 12-11 PM | Sunday 12-8 PM
The tabletops at Bone Up Brewing Co. are chalkboards on which kids can draw!
They will also find a bucket of toys to be entertained while adults have a great time! You can take your own food or order delivery!
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Where: 267 Western Ave Boston, Massachusetts
Hours: Monday- Wednesday 5 PM- 11 PM | Thursday 5 PM- 11 PM | Friday 5 PM-Midnight | Saturday 12 PM- 12.30 AM | Sunday 12 PM- 9 PM
Aeronaut Brewing Company has two locations around Boston, one in Allston and the other in Arlinton.
Both locations are outdoor and family-friendly! Families will get to enjoy live music and food trucks!
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co.
Where: 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 AM-11 PM | Sunday: 1 PM -9 PM
This brewery is perfect for an outing with kids!
There’s plenty of patio space for the little ones to play and run, and there’s also a park adjacent to the brewery in case you need to find other ways of entertainment. There are plenty of food options that all ages love, including grilled cheese, meat pies, hot dogs, and more!
Mayflower Brewing Company
Where: 12 Resnik Road Plymouth, MA 02360
Hours: Monday 12-8 PM | Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday 12-8 PM | Thursday 12-8 PM | Friday 12-9 PM | Saturday 12-8 PM | Sunday 12-6 PM
The Mayflower Brewery is located in Plymouth and it welcomes all ages!
Kids can spend their time exploring the beer gardens which offer plenty of space for them to play. Families can even enjoy live music!
Cisco Brewers Seaport
Where: 65 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Hours: Only open in Spring.
Cisco Brewers from Nantucket opened up a pop-up beer garden in the Seaport District where you’ll find Cisco’s signature brews, tacos, and a great bar!
Families can enjoy the outdoor area that hosts food trucks and live music.
Big Elm Brewing
Where: 65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 PM | Friday-Sunday 12-7 PM
Big Elm is a family and dog-friendly brewery in Sheffield.
Kids can be entertained for hours playing with the tons of toys available for them! Nothing is more family-friendly than seeing the place crowded with toddlers and puppies!
Notch Brewery & Tap Room – Salem
Where: 283R Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 4-9 PM | Wednesday 4-10 PM | Thursday 12-10 PM | Friday & Saturday 12-11 PM | Sunday 12-8 PM
Families will enjoy beautiful views of harbor seals, as well as fun family-friendly games such as cornhole, and plenty of outdoor space to run around! Dogs are welcome too!
This is a must-visit family-friendly brewery around Boston!
RiverWalk Brewing Co.
Where: 40 Parker St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3-8 PM | Friday: 12-9 PM | Saturday: 12-9 PM | Sunday: 11-5 PM
Adults will enjoy a great selection of locally brewed beers, as well as tasty food options such as grilled cheese sandwiches and pretzels that kids will also love!
It features a big outdoor space with lawn games and picnic tables for the whole family to enjoy, and you will also find video games for all ages!
Where: 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Hours: BEER HALL HOURS: Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM | Monday – Tuesday: 12 PM – 8 PM | Wednesday: 12 PM – 8:30 PM (Trivia Night 6 PM-8 PM) | Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12 PM – 10 PM
Harpoon Brewery is open year-round, but you should know they open up a seasonal Harpoon Keg Yard during the summer and fall months.
Families will enjoy live entertainment, beer, pretzels, and good times!
Wachusett Brewing Company
Where: 175 State Rd E, Westminster, MA 01473 | 152 Green Street Worcester, MA
Hours: Westminster: Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM | Monday- Wednesday: 11 AM- 8 PM | Thursday- Friday: 11 AM- 10 PM | Saturday 12 PM- 11 PM | Worcester: Sunday: 12 – 8 PM | Monday & Tuesday: Closed | Wednesday- Thursday: 3 PM- 9 PM | Friday- Saturday: 12 PM- 10 PM
The Winchester location features an outdoor beer garden with many food options that all ages will like fire pits, and live music!
This is a great option for a family-friendly brewery in which kids will love the menu!
Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen
Where: 190 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135
Hours: Beer Garden Opens in April. Open 7 days a week
Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and it welcomes kids of all ages to enjoy the large patio and great food menu!
They will find grilled cheeses, sausages, and more tasty options!