Babies & Beer: A Guide to Houston’s Kid-Friendly Breweries

Disclaimer: While we know we probably don’t have to say this, we will anyway…  Houston Moms advocates for RESPONSIBLE drinking – whether you have kids in tow or not.  If you opt for checking out one of Houston’s kid-friendly breweries listed below, be sure to plan ahead, designate a driver, and ensure everyone in your group drinks responsibly each and every time. ResponsibleDrinking.Org has great information and tips to keep in mind.

Five children sitting at a picnic bench and eating ice cream.

I’ve found since living in Houston that it’s not only the home of some amazing baseball but also some awesome locally-brewed beers. With two young children and a teenager, finding time for a proper date night for my husband and I isn’t always easy. So, we have turned to day-dates with the kids in tow and found some great local breweries that are welcoming to our entire family {even our furry child, the German Shepherd}.

We are always in search of kid-friendly restaurants and have found Houston’s burgeoning beer scene to be a great place for parents and kids alike. As an added bonus, I’ve found that there is a lot of overlap between kid-friendly and dog-friendly establishments too.

So what makes a brewery kid-friendly? 

  1. Open Space. Room to run around, roam, explore, etc.
  2. Games. Cornhole, giant Jenga, board games, and more.
  3. The Crowd. Who usually hangs out here? Who are the regulars?
  4. The Noise-Level. We certainly don’t want to be sitting next to a business meeting or an awkward first date.
  5. Things to Keep Stimulated. Are there lots of things to look at, smell, hear?  We want a multi-sensory experience.
  6. Good Beer. Local brewers, local clients; good hops, good malts, good carbonation.

A Guide to Houston’s Kid-Friendly Breweries

family at No Label Brewery8th Wonder Brewing
2202 Dallas St. Houston, TX 77003

8th Wonder is EaDo’s premier brewery. There’s plenty of space to bring race cars, trains, etc. and lots of open space. The taproom features a giant wall of empty cans and Houston sports team memorabilia. Be sure to try Rocket Fuel (Vietnamese Coffee Porter) for a bold beer with the sweetness of milk stout and notes of coffee. Just so you know: 8th Wonder does not accept cash.

Great Heights Brewing Company
938 Wakefield Dr. Houston, TX 77018

Great Heights Brewing Company opened in August 2017 (it was hot!). right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey (it was rainy!). Eventually, the waters receded, but apparently the heat was here to stay. Great Heights continues to brew hand-crafted beer for any and all thirsty Houstonians to enjoy. Cheers! They continuously develop, tweak, modify and adjust until we get the recipe just right. They focus on brewing cleanly-fermented ales that are fault-free true-to-style. They are big fans of beer and take pride in every batch they create. They brew the beers that we love to drink in hopes that you love them too. Kids and dogs are welcome!

Walking Stick Brewery
956 Judiway St, Houston, TX 77018
Established in 2017, Walking Stick is known for its diverse selection of craft beers, including IPSs, stouts, porters, and ales. The brewery takes pride in using high-quality ingredients and traditional brewing techniques to create unique and flavorful brews. Walking’s Sticks taproom offers a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy their beers, often accompanied by food trucks and live music.

Lazy Oaks Beer Garden
10158 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77043

Lazy Oaks Beer Garden is not a brewery but rather a beer garden located in Houston, Texas. It’s a popular spot known for its relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating area shaded by oak trees. Kids are welcome until sunset and dogs are always welcome.

B52 Brewing
12470 Milroy Ln. Conroe, TX 77304

With over 7 acres of tree-lined outdoor space, B52 Brewing has to be the most peaceful {yet kid friendly} brewery in our area. They offer a wide variety of beers on tap along with housemade root beer and lemonade for the kids. You can enjoy food from one of their many food trucks while playing ping pong, cornhole or Jenga in their beautiful wooded Biergarten.

Paradigm Brewing
2130 S. Persimmon Ln. Tomball, TX 77375

Paradigm Brewing Company creates unique experiences and exciting memories for their guests with a blend of traditional brewing practices, new brewing innovations and mouth-watering food – all delivered in a fun, laid back and family-oriented setting. They produce finely crafted ales and lagers, all while focusing on quality ingredients, best brewing techniques, and ultimately, the finest product quality.

Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Rd. Porter, TX 77365

Inside an old church building, this brewery is “inspired by the unconventional, the strange, and the original.” The variety of brew on tap varies from week to week, but does not disappoint. There is a huge open field outside to fly kites or toss around the ol’ pigskin! Bring your own glass and the whole family to enjoy food trucks and a playground just for the kids.

Rosehill Beer Garden
14540 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress, TX 77429,

Rosehill Beer Garden is a popular spot located in Cypress. Rosehill Beer Garden has over 24 taps! They rotate seasonals, unique IPA’s, and some classic favorites. Most of their beers are locally sourced and support other breweries which may carry something we know their guests enjoy. They always keep a wide variety of beers in cans and bottles and capture a limited edition brew to ensure an exciting selection, there’s something for everyone!  Do not forget their full liquor bar featuring craft cocktails and over 50 unique bourbons and whiskeys.

Baa Baa Brewhouse
539 FM 359 Brookshire, TX 77423

Baa Baa Brewhouse is a craft brewery located in Brookshire, Texas, near Houston. It’s known for its unique beers and experimental brewing styles. They often produce a variety of styles, including IPAs, stouts, porters, sours, and barrel-aged beers.

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

Creating a kid-friendly space was a big priority for the founders of Eureka Heights. In addition to changing stations in both restrooms {Hooray! Dad’s on diaper duty!}, they have a few non-alcoholic drink options and plenty of games for kids to enjoy. The atmosphere is laid-back, and the employees clearly love beer and their jobs. Do yourself a favor and try the Moo Caliente stout for a party in your mouth.

Fortress BeerWorks
2606 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring, Texas 77388

Crawfish and beer go hand in hand, and Fortress BeerWorks knows that well. Enjoy three lbs. of crawfish and a beer for $20 on Crawfish Saturdays! What a deal. In fact, this brewery has awesome things to do all week long. Tacos Tuesdays, cornhole leagues, open mics, tons of outdoor space and gluten-free and alcohol-free drink options… something for everyone, even the kiddos and the dogs!

Galveston Island Brewery
8423 Stewart Rd. Galveston, TX 77554

Whether you call the island your home or visit it’s beaches once a year, you will want to stop by Galveston Island Brewery. Just a block from the beach on the east end of Galveston, Galveston Island Brewery offers a great shaded lawn with playground and yard games. You will want to try their Pit Pat, Peanut Butter Porter.

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

If you’re looking for a more adult-centered experience where kids are welcome, Holler Brewing is your place. Owned and operated by a husband-wife duo, Holler offers high-quality beer with a great atmosphere. Just a warning: they play unedited versions of music and sometimes the crowd can get a bit rowdy, so be sure to pack your Doc Martens. If you’re looking to be in the company of other families, Saturdays are your best bet. Bonus: You can bring your own food and drinks. They also have high chairs and unisex bathroom stalls with changing tables. You will want to try the Kathrynator – it’s smooth and slightly sweet.  If beer’s not your thing, be sure to try the cold brew coffee or house-made root beer.

Karbach Brewing Company
2032 Karbach St. Houston, TX 77092

If you are looking for picnic tables and space for running around, Karbach is your place. The biergarten opens at 11 am – just enough time to sample some beers before nap-time. We love that there’s lots of parking, so no need to fight for a spot. Karbach also has a restaurant if you get the munchies after sampling. Hint: Pack a picnic and come early to get a table. They have live bands, food trucks, and cornhole.

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

If you’re rocking the suburbs, be sure to visit Katy’s very own No Label. Located in an old grain plant, No Label has an urban, rustic feel, featuring delicious beers and friendly bartenders. The kids will have a blast on No Label’s playground while you enjoy some great live music. Just be sure to show up early so you can grab a table, and feel free to bring toys for the kids and a picnic lunch for the family!

Megatron Brewery 
808 Russell Palmer Rd. Humble, TX 77399

This northeast Houston brewery awaits you on the weekends. Join the family in some fun yard games such as giant Jenga and cornhole, but make sure the kids are out by 10 PM so the adults can unwind. The new taproom is open and set up with unique designs that will peek your interests. Come out and enjoy some live music, too!

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

As Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Houston’s very own Saint Arnold Brewing has been very kid-friendly since the day they opened. They make their own root beer (with Imperial Cane Sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup here), which pairs great with Mexican Vanilla ice cream from Fat Cat Creamery. They have an array of games, and kids are welcome to go on the beer tour with their parents. Throughout the year, they feature special events, including a visit from Saint Nick during “Christmas Week” at the brewery. For a beer with a side of philanthropy, try the Ale Wagger; a portion of the proceeds from this brew are donated to local rescue organizations to improve the lives of animals in our communities.

Saloon Door Brewing
105 Magellan Cir. Webster, TX 77598

Saloon Door Brewing not only proclaims they have the Tastiest Draw in the West they also opening tell that they love families. With a wide variety of games and some pretty cool cowboy art what’s not to love! Your family can enjoy food from a variety of food trucks while you sip on a Catty Corner – Vanilla Cream Ale (it’s a complete throwback to a shake shop cream sod).

Senate Avenue Brewing Company 
16000 Dillard Dr Suite F. Jersey Village, TX 77040

This nanobrewery is newer to the beer scene, but it has a ton of appeal! The brew menu has something for everyone, and the food served is all of the perfect accompaniments for a delicious beer. The kids can hunt for the golden rock in the rock pit, while parents enjoy the outdoor seating on the patio. Even pets are welcome!

Spindletap Brewing
10622 Hirsch Rd. Houston, TX 77016

Spindletap has easy access picnic tables in the taproom, outside area, and brewery that little kids can climb into and safely sit. They have many families out on a regular basis and do many events that cater to kids like Halloween Family Fest.  It’s not uncommon to see parents with newborn babies and their full spread of baby gear beside a few pint glasses. So don’t worry, you will be in good company. Spindletap is now serving delicious pizza, I would suggest ordering The Magic Stick.

Under the Radar Brewing
1506 Truxillo St. Houston, TX 77004

For a Saturday morning family outing, be sure to check out Under the Radar. Although the beer selection is limited, the brews are high quality and pack a punch. They open at 10 am on Saturdays, perfect for grabbing a few beers before afternoon nap. If you are looking for an easy late-morning drinking beer, try Radar Love, perfect for the Houston summers.

Vallensons’ Brewing Company
4081 Rice Drier Road Pearland, Texas 77581

This family-oriented brewery is a fun hotspot for Houston families. Since 2017, Vallensons’ has provided a wide range of flavorful brews, and just in time to celebrate its 4th anniversary, it will open a new taproom. Drop in for a food truck day or bring your pup to socialize!

So what do you say? Let’s get out there, moms, and enjoy a cold one while hanging out with our families at Houston’s kid-friendly breweries! Cheers!

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Kim Reed
Kim R. was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but is a Texan now! She graduated from Texas A&M University {Whoop!} in 1999 and moved back to Houston to start her high school teaching/school counseling career. That Houston move resulted in meeting a cute next door neighbor at her apartment complex who later became her husband. Kim and that cute neighbor moved to the Cypress in 2005 where they now raise Griffin {October 2008} and Emmy {August 2013}. Life has had some hardships, and Kim is open to sharing her story of enduring grief and encouraging moms to take care of their mental health. Her other passions include reading all the books, watching reruns of Friends, sweating it out at Orangetheory Fitness, and a good margarita. Kim also believes in working hard to make each day better than the one before. Read more on her blog –


  1. Mark the Cellarman/bartender from No Label here…thanks for the shout out! Have been coming since we opened 6 years ago and definately kid friendly! It’s nice to see the kids playing by the rice driers!

  2. You forgot about Texas Beer Refinery in Dickerson! Very kid friendly since the owners both have kids 3 and under! Check it out if you haven’t yet!

  3. You left off some great ones… Texas Beer Refinery & Galveston Island brewery. We organize a family friendly brew crawl if you need some more input. City Acre is very rude towards children, they get frustrated at them taking up table space since the place is so small. I’d take that one off the list.

  4. Also, if you’re traveling up north of Houston on I45, you can’t beat B52 and Southern Star breweries for the kid-friendly aspect.

  5. I would add Texian Brewing in Richmond to this list also! It’s kind of far out but so are Baa Baa and No Label. They have a great outdoor area with lots of picnic tables and shade, and the inside is spacious. They usually have a food truck but you can also bring your own food. They usually have chalk, bubbles and blocks for the kids. There are always lots of families there so it never feels awkward. And the beer is great!


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