Family and Pet Friendly Breweries
It’s not always easy to find a babysitter for the kids, and sometimes you just feel bad about leaving the dog home alone. For the times when date nights turn into family nights or your pup tags along for the ride, Minneapolis breweries are here for you.
Here are some family and pet friendly breweries for all two and four-legged creatures to enjoy!
Hang with the entire family at these Breweries
Kids (and dogs) of all ages are welcome at this microbrewery! The furry friends are allowed both on the patio and in the taproom.
612Brew considers themselves very family friendly. Board games, shuffle board and a bean bag toss keep all ages occupied. Food trucks are parked outside for guests to fill up on, and their large, sunny patio is dog friendly.
With a large open floor plan, Bauhaus Brew Labs is inviting to all. From age 1 to 100, this taproom welcomes everyone! For those under 21, or who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, juice boxes, craft soda and kombucha are available. Bauhaus not only allows dogs on their patio, but they also have an indoor dog license! That means you don't have to be picky about where you sit.
Family friendly? Yes! Dangerous Man Brewing offers games to play, as well as non-alcoholic beverages including soda and kombucha. Because of their smaller space, you will unfortunately have to leave the four-legged family member at home.
Eastlake Craft Brewery comes prepared with bar-height high chairs for the little ones and games for all ages! They’ve got kombucha on tap and soda to appeal to the younger and non-drinking guests. Bring your dog along to hang on the patio with you, the family and all dog lovers in the house.
The Freehouse is part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, a collection of family restaurants, so yes the kids can come! They host gatherings and celebrations of all shapes and sizes; from birthdays to retirement parties, baptisms, wedding receptions and everything in between. They’ve got a great kids menu, activity books, and a well-loved Cheez-It snack for them while they’re waiting. Their patio is also dog friendly, so even well behaved 4-legged family members can have a seat at the table.
The Fulton Taproom welcomes guests of all ages, as well as your furry friends! Dogs are allowed in both their beer garden and upper level patio. It is important to know your dog and only bring friendly, well-socialized canines along for the trip as it makes for a better experience for all!
The Herkimer allows all ages until 9 pm, after which they are 21+. Despite this, they are very family friendly! Groups of all ages enjoy lunch and dinner on the weekends and the kids especially love to play bags on their patio. You can find dogs on their patio on a daily basis, and they even have a partnership with Sidewalk Dog, Minnesota’s #1 resource for dog friendly restaurants and events, dog parks and even adoption information.
(Opens October 2018)
La Doña is a welcome place for all children and dogs (pending dog variance approval from city) accompanied by an adult.
With baby changing stations available in their restrooms, Inbound Brew Co. is definitely a space for families. On top of that, they have 100% secured their variance license from The City of Minneapolis to allow leashed (and well behaved) pups in their taproom!
Priding themselves on being a family friendly environment, tiny humans are absolutely welcome at Indeed Brewing! However, after 8 pm the taproom becomes 21+. Well behaved and leashed dogs are allowed on the patio, and they’ll even bring out a water dish to keep them happy and hydrated!
Insight Brewing has an abundance of outdoor activities and board games for families to enjoy playing while they’re also enjoying their brews. Children are also welcome on their free brewery tours on Saturdays! The little ones love to feel important when they put on their own pair of safety goggles. Some of Insight’s events, specifically the Great Northeast Beer Carnival, encourages families to come out and enjoy a day of fun with carnival games, fire performers and live music. Their newly renovated patio is completely dog friendly, but only service dogs are allowed inside.
With everything from yard games to board games, non-alcoholic drinks and changing tables in both bathrooms, people of all ages are welcome at Lakes and Legends! They worked closely with the city to create a process where any brewery can apply for a variance license to allow dogs inside, and are excited to have been the first brewery in the state to officially allow dogs in the taproom!
LynLake Brewery is definitely family friendly. They’ve got non-alcoholic beverages on tap and host various non-profits through their Lynd-a-Hand program that are geared towards families and children like St. Jude’s and Free Bikes 4 Kidz. Their sidewalk seating welcomes the family pup, and they host a few special days during the year where the entire brewery and rooftop is dog friendly!
Town Hall Brewery cultivates a relatively low-key, old-school atmosphere. They are large enough to seat most parties quickly and have a variety of seating options, including booths. Their kid-specific menu tops it all off! Their large outdoor seating area gladly welcomes dogs.
Modist Brewery considers themselves a very family friendly location. Inside their brewery families will find a comfortable and colorful space, a relaxed atmosphere and a plethora of board and card games for people of all ages! They are one of the few breweries in the area to allow dogs in their taproom.
Being a brewpub rather than a brewery, Northbound offers a full menu for the family. It’s easier to think of them as a restaurant that brews its’ own beer than a brewery! Their patio welcomes dogs and they encourage people to bring them with! You’d be hard pressed to find a summer day where a dog isn’t on the patio.
Offering a full menu and a large patio space, Surly Brewing welcomes those of all ages! Bring the dog along to hang outside while you sip on your favorite brew.
Utepils Brewing has always wanted to create a family friendly environment. They’ve got large communal tables for sharing or filling up and an open food policy, so if you want to bring your family’s favorite crockpot recipe, go ahead! Their outdoor play areas is great for both kids and dogs and their beverages are cued to sessionable beers along with a very carefully curated non-alcoholic lineup that isn’t just for non-drinking adults, but includes fun options like the “most amazing root beer ever!” They love and welcome well behaved dogs in their outdoor areas, so bring the pooch along!
Day Block Brewing Company welcomes families of all types to their brewpub. To prove it they've got kid-friendly drinks on the menu that include craft sodas and in-house lemonade. And on beautiful sunny days they encourage you to bring the family dog out onto their patio while you enjoy specialty pizzas and house-brewed beer.