Exploring Chicago's Family-Friendly Breweries: Fun for All Ages!

By Sara Yaniga June 16, 2024

Chicago is known for its vibrant craft beer scene, with an abundance of breweries that cater to all kinds of beer enthusiasts. But what if you're looking to enjoy a cold brew while spending quality time with your family? Fortunately, our great city offers a variety of family-friendly breweries where parents can sip expertly crafted beers while the kids can have fun in entertaining environments! With spacious beer gardens and engaging games & activities, delicious menus that satisfy both adult and kid palates, these breweries make it easy to enjoy a day out with the whole family. 

Whether you're a local or a visitor exploring Chicago, our guide to the best family-friendly breweries will help you find the perfect spot for a memorable outing. 

Here are some of our favorite spots brewing up a good time for Chicago families: 

  1. Half Acre Beer Company - 2050 W Balmoral
    The Balmoral location has a beer garden that's great for families, and they offer a (limited) menu with tasty bites great for kid snacking or beer sipping! 
  2. Revolution Brewing - 2323 N Milwaukee Ave
    Situated in Logan Square, Revolution Brewing's brewpub offers a vibrant and family-friendly environment. They have a diverse menu that caters to both adults and kids.
  3. Dovetail Brewery - 1800 W Belle Plain
    This brewery in the Ravenswood neighborhood focuses on traditional European-style beers. They have a spacious taproom and frequently host family-friendly events and activities. This is a BYOF spot, so order in from one of their neighboring restaurants!
  4. The Perch Kitchen & Tap - 1932 W Division
    Located in Wicker Park this is a neighborhood go-to for local beer and food in a bright & welcoming spot for all. Families will appreciate that kids eat free every day from 4-6pm and they serve my favorite weekend meal of all time - BRUNCH!
  5. Corridor Brewery & Provisions - 3446 N Southport
    Located in the West Lakeview neighborhood, Corridor Brewery has a spacious and casual setting with a menu that includes options for kids. They also have board games and other activities to keep families entertained.
  6. Pilot Project Brewing - 2140 N Milwaukee Ave
    Located in Logan Square, Pilot Project is a brewery incubator with a rotating selection of beers from different brewers. Their spacious taproom and family-friendly events make it a great spot for parents and kids.
  7. Midwest Coast Brewing Company - 2137 W Walnut St
    This is a great spot for ordering in, or bringing in, the food you want and they even host pop-up events for the kids here. Just check their Instagram or calendar for into.
  8. On Tour Brewing Company - 1725 W Hubbard
    In the West Town area, On Tour Brewing offers a laid-back and family-friendly environment. They often have live music and other events that can be enjoyed by all ages.
  9. Eris Brewery and Cider House - 4240 W Irving Park Rd
    Eris Brewery and Cider House offers a spacious dining area with a diverse menu in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. They brew both beer and cider, providing a range of options for everyone in the family.
  10. Old Irving Brewing Co. - 4419 W Montrose Ave
    Located in Old Irving Park, this brewery has a large dining area with a menu that caters to families, making it a popular spot for parents with kids.

These breweries provide a mix of great beer, good food, and environments that are suitable for families, making them excellent choices for a family outing in Chicago.