10 Best Family-Friendly Local Breweries in Metro Atlanta
Visiting a brewery doesn’t have to be all about the beer tasting – breweries are turning into more family-friendly spaces complete with grassy areas for picnics and giant yard games for play.
The owner’s and brew master’s kids are frequently around, making Scofflaw a naturally family-friendly environment on Atlanta’s westside. Kids’ areas for playing and drawing with chalk and crayons are popular. Kids can also ride trikes and scooters through the brewery space.
Hours: Mon.-Tues. noon- 7p.m.; Wed.-Thurs. noon-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. noon-midnight.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Location: 1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Atlanta
Located in Marietta, kids can join their parents on brewery tours. While adults taste from the taps, children can sample house made root bar and grapefruit soda. Outside, find kid-friendly games like cornhole.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. noon- 9 p.m.; Sun. 12:30-6 p.m.
Location: 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd., Marietta
On the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine, children are welcome to tour the brewery with their parents. Soda and milk are available for little ones and a special kid coloring menu, along with cornhole and giant Jenga entertain.
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 4-10 p.m.; Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta
Located in Roswell, while tours are just for adults at Gate City, kids are always welcome to enjoy the open play areas with giant Jenga, Connect 4 and plenty of space for chalk drawings. Live music on weekends is a big draw for families and the menu offers locally sourced snacks and sodas for kids.
Hours: Mon.-Tues. 3- 10 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun. 1 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Location: 43 Magnolia St., Roswell
A patio area full of yard games in northeast Atlanta – cornhole, giant Jenga and Connect Four – and board games are available for families to play with. All are welcome, from babies through teens, with their parents. Trivia and live music events are big draws for families.
Hours: Wed.-Thurs. 4-9 p.m.; Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. noon-10 p.m.; Sun. 12:30-7 p.m.
Location: 2323 Defoor Hills Rd., Atlanta
A non-alcoholic ginger soda is very popular with kids, who are welcome to visit with parents. Lots of places to play games like cornhole and shuffleboard are available. Leashed dogs are invited, too. Also, visit the brewery’s second location, Monday Night Brewing Garage near the Westside BeltLine Trail.
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 4-9 p.m.; Thurs. 4-10 p.m.; Fri. 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat. noon-midnight; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
Location: 670 Trabert Ave. NW, Atlanta
This all-ages brewery in Woodstock is especially kid-friendly on Sundays. Whole family events, like game nights, bring together kids, parents, and grandparents around entertaining board games and drinks. Look for their newest location in Canton, too.
Hours: Tues.-Wed. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Location: 105 Elm St., Woodstock
Soft drinks are available for kids, who are often seen enjoying the outside areas at this brewery in Grant Park. Families picnic on the lawn and dogs are welcome, too.
Hours: Mon., Tues.-Thurs. 5:00-10 p.m.; Fri. noon-11 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. noon-9 p.m.
Location: 1015 Grant St. SE, Atlanta
Kids enjoy an arcade machine, trivia machine and video games at this brewery in Kennesaw. The record-store room is entertaining for music-lovers of all ages.
Hours: Wed. 5-10 p.m.; Thurs. 5-10:30 p.m., Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. 1-11 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
Location: 2260 Moon Station Ct. #210, Kennesaw
Like breweries in Europe, Arches is a place to have conversation and enjoy with the whole family. Couches and comfy chairs in the tasting room makes for a great hangout space to hang out in Hapeville.
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 4-8 p.m.; Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. 1-9 p.m.
Location: 3361 Dogwood Dr., Hapeville
A big screen showing sports or movies inside, plus an open grassy area outside makes for a fun family atmosphere at this brewery on Atlanta’s westside. Fresh tacos are made and served on site every Saturday. Events that are for adults only are designated 21+, like the frequent comedy nights.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. noon-10 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
Location: 1317 Logan Cir. NW, Atlanta
On Sundays, all ages are welcome at Wild Heaven in Decatur. Kids can enjoy Montane soda water and juice and play cornhole, ladder golf and board games. Leashed pets are welcome, as well.
Hours: Wed. 4-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. 1-11 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
Location: 135B Maple St., Decatur
For great location, it’s hard to beat Orpheus. An outdoor deck overlooking Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline is appealing to kids.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m.; Fri. 5 p.m.- midnight; Sat.-Sun. 1-10 p.m.
Location: 1440 Dutch Valley Pl. NE, Atlanta
Tips for Visiting
Food is Available: Most breweries allow outside food to be brought in and many host food trucks on premises. Check the online calendars to find out when.
Games Abound: Most of the breweries mentioned have giant yard games – Jenga, cornhole or Connect Four, and some even offer board games or video games inside for added fun. At Scofflaw Brewery you can also bring your child’s own tricycles and scooters to ride around the property.
Bring ID: Check websites to confirm policies. Some allow guests of any age to tour or visit, but an ID will be checked when purchasing a tasting. Others only allow guests younger than 21 to visit if they have a parent or guardian of legal age to supervise.
Check calendars: Some breweries host movie or trivia nights for the whole family. Tours are usually offered on specific days and times, so plan ahead if you want to tour. Breweries also will close for private events from time to time, so doublecheck before heading out.
– Teresa Farkas and Dalia Faupel contributed to this article