At the end of a long day, sometimes all you want is a beer – even (maybe especially) parents.
Luckily, Southwest Ohio is brimming with family-friendly breweries, inviting you to enjoy a cold one without needing a sitter. Check out these 14 breweries around Cincinnati and Dayton, bring along the little ones, and enjoy some local craft beer responsibly. Cheers!
This College Hill brewery is loaded with features that encourage interaction, including a long 20-seater community table, a large bar with reclaimed-wood bar and a gigantic Scrabble board.
MadTree’s massive 10,000-square-foot beer garden is a fun family hangout. Their goal is to connect people with nature and each other. By being members of 1% for the Planet, MadTree donates 1% of all sales to non-profits focused on environmental sustainability. So grab a drink, bring the kids and feel good about doing it!
Rhinegeist is located in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 25,000 square foot, active brewing facility is housed in the former bottling plant of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., a formidable pre-Prohibition beermaker. Offering games like ping pong and cornhole makes this a great place for adults AND kids.
Rivertown Barrel House is dedicated to providing a welcoming space that encourages connection, conversation and an exceptional ExBEERience. It features old-school arcade games with “Free Play All day” and mouth-watering, beer infused barbecue — so bring yourself, your friends and your whole family!
The Sonder Brewing taproom is a spacious 2,000 sq ft taproom with plenty of seating, 32 beer taps with anywhere from 16 to 22 beer offerings, scratch food from BrewRiver, and outdoor beer garden and turf.
Located in an old streetcar warehouse, Traft’s serves “apizza” — a New Haven style pizza (a crispy and coal-fired version of Neapolitan pizza). The space is industrial, big and very family-friendly. Treat your belly to a cold, crisp pint of beer and piping hot meal today.
Family hangout, meeting place, carryout,… you name it West Side has it. Providing over 30 different choices including obviously beer but also cider, wine and soft drinks.
Carillon Brewing Co. offers visitors a glimpse into 1850s-era Dayton through the authentically prepared food and drink of the times. It is the nation’s only production brewery in a museum, and the only U.S. brewery replicating the historic brewing process.
With live music Fridays, 14 draft taps and a full menu, Crooked Handle became Springboro Ohio’s first craft brewing in 2015 and they have not slowed down.
This European style beer all and Production Brewery is located in the heart of downtown Dayton and just steps away from Fifth Third Field. Award-winning Dayton Beer Company beers are always on tap at both the main bar, which features 36 Ohio craft taps, and the outside bar.
The Hairless Hare Brewery offers a wide selection of craft beer brewed on site, handcrafted pizza, smoked wings, scratch made soups and more.
Toxic Brew Company produces beer in the heart of Dayton’s Oregon District. They brew a variety of beer styles and serve a selection of beer from other breweries as well. Visit the taproom and enjoy a beverage and a game of shuffleboard. Sit on their outdoor patio and enjoy a wonderful view of the Oregon District.
This full-scale production brewery opened in January of 2014 and is located in the heart of downtown Dayton. It’s the former site of the Buckeye Brass & Iron Foundry circa 1938. With a special Lagers series, a barrel aged beer program, house made sodas, and crafted beer cocktails, Warped Wing has a wide range of products to accommodate virtually any palette.
Located along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, Yellow Springs offers both indoor and outdoor seating for you as you enjoy a fresh pint. The taproom experience is not your typical bar scene. Guests can savor the full-flavored craft beers in an eclectic and art-filled space without the distraction of blaring televisions.