Family-Friendly Houston Breweries Where Kids Can Play, Too

Houston's Walking Stick Brewing Company has plenty of outdoor space. Photo courtesy of the Walking Stick Brewing Company
Houston's Walking Stick Brewing Company has plenty of outdoor space. Photo courtesy of the Walking Stick Brewing Company
6/21/24 - By Carrie Taylor

Kid-friendly breweries in Houston are easy to find. In fact, 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's room for the kids to run around while the grownups drink great beer.

For our favorite kid-friendly eateries, check out our Houston Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide.


Kid-Friendly Breweries in Houston

1. Paradigm Brewing Company - Tomball

Paradigm has a great area of outdoor picnic tables where you can enjoy the brews as the kids run and play. A playground and some wide open spaces really add to the appeal for kiddos while grownups can enjoy a refreshing brew. The attached restaurant offers tasty bites the whole family will enjoy. The taproom is open daily. 

2. Baileson Brewing - Rice Village

This small, neighborhood brewpub is worth a stop when you're looking for good beer and a cool place to hang out near Rice Village on the weekend. Owned by a husband-wife team, the atmosphere is friendly, the beers are hoppy, and you're sure to leave satisfied. The taproom is open Thursday through Sunday with a different food line-up daily. Guests are also welcome to bring or order their own food. 

3. B-52 Brewing Co. - Conroe

B-52 is worth the drive up to Conroe. It has a beautiful outdoor seating area with games, unique brews, a large selection of wine, cider, and mead, an outdoor fire pit, and was named "Best New Brewery in Texas" the year they opened. The taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday and a woodfire kitchen and food trucks dish up tasty eats. 

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Kid-friendly breweries in Houston
City Acre Brewing has great food and beer. Photo courtesy City Acre Brewing

4. City Acre Brewing - Northside

This place is just flat-out cool and has 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 Thursday through Sunday. 

5. Eureka Heights Brewing Co. - The Heights

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. The taproom is open Tuesday through Sunday.

6. Fulbrook Ale Works - Richmond

Fulbrook Ale Works is located in Richmond, TX. They host a variety of fun events including live shows featuring local talent, karaoke, and more. Plus, they have a play area for kids, which makes this a great place for the whole family to relax. The taproom is open daily.

7. Great Heights Brewing - Northside

When it comes to kids, the owners of Great Heights Brewing get it - they have kids too and they welcome families. While you sip a craft brew the kids can dine on chips and sodas and play yard games. The tap room is open daily, you can bring your own food, have it delivered, or order from rotating food trucks. Your pups are welcome to join on the patio.

8. Holler Brewing Co. - Woodland Heights

Holler has an outdoor patio where kids can play and enthusiastically welcomes your four-legged friends, to the patio, too! Stop by the tap room any day of the week for tasty beers and dine on dishes whipped up by pop-up chefs.

9. Karbach Brewing Company - Spring Branch

This Houston staple has a massive taproom and space for hanging out or 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.

10. Megaton Brewery - Kingwood

Parents and kids alike can unwind at Megaton Brewery Friday through Sunday. While adults enjoy some tasty craft beers, kids (ok, and parents!) can play a variety of games, from arcade and video games to pool, air hockey, giant Jenga, and more. Kids have to clear out by 9:30pm, though, so the 21+ crowd can enjoy a kid-free experience. 

Kid-friendly Houston breweries.
No Label Brewring Co. has a playground and food trucks. Photo via Impact a Hero

11. No Label Brewing Co. - Katy

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 also has a playground, is pet-friendly, and hosts events throughout the year. Check the calendar before you go!

12. Saint Arnold Brewing Co. - Downtown

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.

13. Texas Leaguer Brewing Company - Missouri City

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. The taproom is open daily. This facility is an open-air facility and outdoor seating is available.

Kid-friendly brewery in Houston
Under the Radar is a great place to bring a picnic. Photo courtesy of Under the Radar Brewery

14. Under the Radar Brewery - Midtown

What started as a home beer kit in a garage has morphed into a Houston favorite. You can come out daily to enjoy the brews with kids and dogs in tow and an old-fashioned backyard atmosphere. Food trucks are on site most days and guests are also welcome to bring their own food.

15. Southern Star Brewery - Conroe

Currently closed for renovations.

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. 

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16. Walking Stick Brewing - The Heights

This family-friendly craft brewery spans an entire block and boasts a taproom and two beer gardens. The brewery bills itself as the most kid-friendly brewery in Houston, and with good reason: the owners have six kids themselves! The taproom is open daily and food trucks are always on site.

Kid-friendly brewery in Houston 
8th Wonder is a great brewery to stop with kids before an Astros game. Photo courtesy of 8th Wonder Brewing

17. 8th Wonder Brewing - Downtown

Founded more than a decade ago, 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 grab a table at the brewery's AMAZING outdoor space. There are games, TVs, sandboxes to keep little ones entertained, and lots of room for activities. The Eatsie Boys food truck is on site daily unless they are booked for a private event offsite. In those instances, another great Houston food truck will be on site serving food. You are also able to bring in your own food.

18. Saloon Door Brewing - Clear Lake/Webster

This Bay Area watering hole is always tapping fun new flavors inspired by desserts, fruit, and pretty much anything you can think of. The tasting room is kid-friendly, and they have a selection of games available for visitors. They host taco Tuesdays, Food Truck Fridays, and other foodie-focused events and are open Tuesday through Sunday.

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