17 Awesome Houston-Area Breweries Where Kids Can Play, Too

Houston's craft beer scene is top-notch, which we probably don't have to tell you. But what might come as a surprise is that it's also very kid-friendly; some of the area's best brews are 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 as well as our favorite Hill County wineries to visit with the rest of the family in tow.

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 open Thursday through Sunday, and a different food truck makes an appearance every day. 

Baileson Brewing - South Central 
2322 Bissonnet St

This small, neighborhood brewpub is worth a stop when you're looking for good beer and a cool place to hang out on the weekend. Owned by a husband-wife team, the atmosphere is friendly, the beers are hoppy, and you're sure to leave satisfied.

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 Wednesday-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. The tap room is open Wednesday through Sunday and from 4-7 p.m. you can get $1 off all beers in honor of happy hour. 

Eureka Heights Brewing Co. - Heights
941 W 18th St.

With a name that comes from the Eureka Heights fault system that runs under their brewery and was an important part of the development of Houston, you know this place is going to be a cool spot to hang. Plus, they have a slew of interesting beers to boot. Kids are welcome in the brewery, dogs are welcome on the patio, and everyone is welcome to come on over and have a good time.

Great Heights Brewing - Northside
938 Wakefield Drive

When it comes to kids, the owners of Great Heights Brewing get it - they have kids too and they welcome families with kids of all ages. While you sip a craft brew the kids can dine on popcorn and sodas and play yard games. The tap room is only closed on Mondays, you can bring your own food, have it delivered, or order from The Purple Flour pizza truck (on site Wednesday through Sunday), and your pups are welcome to join on the patio.

Holler Brewing Co. - Woodland Heights
2206 Edwards St.

Holler opened in November 2016, has an outdoor patio for the kids to play, and enthusiastically welcomes your four-legged friends, too! Stop by the tap room Wednesday through Sunday for tasty beers and dine on food truck fare Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Not a fan of the food? Not a problem; 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. And if you're planning on hanging out in the Biergarten, dogs are welcome, too.

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. They also have a restaurant and beer garden, which feature more of Saint Arnold's delicious beer, food, and family-friendly atmosphere.

Southern Star Brewery - Conroe
3525 N Frazier St.

We know, another long drive from Houston's center. But trust us - it's worth it! Not only do they craft some of my personal favorite brews in the city, but the facility is incredibly family friendly. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are huge, and there is always a food truck (or several) around serving delicious food. 

Under the Radar BreweryMidtown
1506 Truxillo St.

What started as a home beer kit in a garage has morphed into a Houston favorite. You can come out Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy the brews with kids and dogs in tow and a good, old-fashioned backyard atmosphere. 

Related: Houston's Best Kid-Friendly Brunch Spots

4J Brewing Company - Spring Branch
1348 Cedar Post Lane

This women-owned and family-operated brewery needs to be on your radar. While they're only open Friday and Saturday, the beer is good, the atmosphere is homey, and they serve Texas wines for any non-beer drinkers. They're also both kid- and dog-friendly, and you're able to bring your own food or have it delivered if there's no food trucks on site (food trucks come on Saturdays!).

8th Wonder Brewing - Downtown
2202 Dallas St.

Founded in 2013, 8th Wonder is an Astros - and Astrodome - fan's dream. It pays 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.

Texas Leaguer Brewing Company - Missouri City
13503 Pike Road
Texas Leaguer Brewing Company hosts all kinds of special events. They have a large outdoor space where they host sports events including basketball, baseball, and football. They always have specialty brews, and they even serve Little Leaguer Root Beer. Oh, and you can even bring your dog. 

Fulbrook Ale WorksRichmond
1125 Farm to Market Road 359
Fulbrook Ale Works is located in Richmond, TX. They host a variety of fun events including live shows featuring local talent, karaoke, and Yappy Hours for families with pets. Plus, they have a play area for kids, which makes this a great place for the whole family to relax. 

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Top photo courtesy B-52 Brewery in Conroe, TX

This post originally published in March 2018.

Bearded Fox Brewing
11729 Spring Cypress Road
Tomball, TX 77377

BAKFISH Brewing Company
1231 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77581

No Label Brewing Co.
5351 1st St.
Katy, TX 77493

Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St.
Houston, TX 77092

Holler Brewing Co.
2206 Edwards St.
Houston, TX 77007

B-52 Brewing Co.
12470 Milroy Lane
Conroe, TX 77304

City Acre Brewing
3418 Topping St.
Houston, TX 77093

Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020

Town in City Brewing Company
1125 W. Cavalcade St.
Houston, TX 77009

8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77003

4J Brewing Company
1348 Cedar Post Lane
Houston, TX 77055

Great Heights Brewing
938 Wakefield Drive
Houston, TX 77018

Eureka Heights Brewing Company
941 W 18th St.
Houston, TX 77008

Baileson Brewing
2322 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Under the Radar Brewery
1506 Truxillo St
Houston, TX 77004

Texas Leaguer Brewing Company
13503 Pike Road
Missouri City, TX 77489

Texas Leaguer Brewing Company
13503 Pike Road
Missouri City , TX 77489

Fulbrook Ale Works
1125 Farm to Market Road 359
Richmond , TX 77406
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