Houston's craft beer scene is top-notch, which we probably don't have to tell you. And it's also very kid-friendly - with some of the area's best brews housed in stellar spaces with outdoor games and room to play. Here are some spots we love to go as a family because there is room for the kids to run around, they are unpretentious, they don't make my husband and I feel bad if our toddler starts malfunctioning during our visit, and the beer is delicious.
For our favorite kid-friendly eateries, check out our roundup of restaurants with plenty of playing room.
Photo courtesy Bearded Fox Brewing Co.
Bearded Fox Brewing - Tomball
11729 Spring Cypress Road
Bearded Fox opened in 2014 and has a great area of outdoor picnic tables where you can enjoy the brews as the kids run and play. The taproom is only open on weekends, and a different food truck makes an appearance every day.
Baa Baa Brewhouse - Brookshire
539 FM 359 S., Ste. 7
This family-owned and family-friendly joint serves delicious brews in a simple and welcoming environment. As of Spring 2018, it is undergoing an expansion with plans to reopen in the summer.
BAKFISH Brewing Co. - Pearland
1231 Broadway St.
This microbrewery has a spacious interior as well as a large, covered patio complete with oversized yard games. The taproom is open all week, and there are food trucks present almost every day.
Related: Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in Houston
B-52 Brewing Co. - Conroe
12470 Milroy Lane
B-52, pictured in the top of this article, is worth the drive up to Conroe. It has a beautiful outdoor seating area with games, and the year it was opened it was named "Best New Brewery in Texas," according to its website. The taproom is open Thursday-Sunday.
Photo courtesy City Acre Brewing
City Acre Brewing - Northside
3418 Topping St.
This place is just flat-out cool. It's located next to a Victorian-style home complete with a huge lawn and outdoor seating area. You can order your young ones a housemade soda as you sip on your IPA, and the food menu features finger-licking Southern fare, like chicken and waffles and burgers.
Holler Brewing Co. - Woodland Heights
2206 Edwards St.
Holler opened in November 2016 and has an outdoor patio for the kids to play, and where pets are also welcome! Food trucks are typically present Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and you can even bring your own food!
Karbach Brewing Company - Spring Branch
2032 Karbach St.
This Houston staple has a massive taproom and space for hanging out or even hosting events. It doubles as a restaurant that's open every day of the week and features a massive outdoor patio.
Photo via Impact a Hero
No Label Brewing Co. - Katy
5351 1st St.
This Katy hotspot, located in the city's historic district near the old Katy silos, is open every day of the week and also typically hosts food trucks most days, but always on Saturdays - along with live music! It's also pet-friendly and hosts events throughout the year. Check the calendar before you go!
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. - Downtown
2000 Lyons Ave.
In case you haven't heard, Saint Arnold's is Houston's (and Texas') oldest craft brewery. So if you venture nowhere else, you have to make a stop at this beloved brewery at least once. And they're expanding, too. The new restaurant and beer garden opens later this year (2018), which will feature more of Saint Arnold's delicious beer, food, and family-friendly atmosphere.
Town in City Brewing - Heights
1125 W. Cavalcade St.
This cozy Heights staple welcomes your human and fur babies! There is a great outdoor seating area with large tables and room to run and play.
Related: Houston's Best Kid-Friendly Brunch Spots
8th Wonder Brewing - Downtown
2202 Dallas St.
Founded in 2013, 8th Wonder is an Astros - and Astrodome - fan's dream. It pay's homage to the infamous stadium and even has memorabilia like stadium seats inside. You can bring your own chairs and enjoy the brewery's AMAZING outdoor space. There are games, TVs, and lots of room for activities.
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Top photo courtesy B-52 Brewery in Conroe, TX