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!
Don't hesitate to bring your little ones to Padraig's. If you're in the mood to spend some time outside under their large, heated tent fully equipped with fire pits, feel free to bring the pup along too.
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.
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 lemonade made in-house. 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.
The Freehouse is part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, a collection of family restaurants, so yes the kids are more than welcome! 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.
La Doña is a welcome place for all children, and dogs can hang out on the patio with you. Grab a brew and some tacos, quesadillas, skewers, chips & dip, and guacamole and enjoy the brightly colored space.
With everything from soda and kombucha to changing tables in both bathrooms, people of all ages are welcome at Lakes & 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. They also have a dog-friendly patio if that's more your style.
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 8pm 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.
LynLake Brewery is definitely family friendly. They’ve got non-alcoholic beverages on tap and The Burger Joint serving up burgers and sandwiches for when you get hungry. 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.
Insight Brewing has a unique tap list with options like "Sunken City" - a saison mixed with sauvignon blanc grapes, Their patio is also completely dog friendly, or "Banshee Cutter" - a coffee golden ale. Bring the kiddos along, and your dog too if you're planning hanging out on the patio.
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 and a relaxed atmosphere. They also 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.
Utepils Brewing has always wanted to create a family friendly environment. They’ve got an open food policy, so if you want to bring your family’s favorite crockpot recipe, go ahead! Their outdoor beer garden is great for both kids and dogs, and they offer 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.