Nearly every local brewery is committed to making itself a destination—where families and friends can stay all day, turning even a casual beer tasting into a full-blown play date. Here are a few doing it best.
Life-sized Scrabble? Yes, please. Brink Brewing is dog-friendly both inside and out, plus has a dedicated Kids Corner with full-blown art supplies and games galore. Live music Fridays, rotating food trucks, pizza delivery, and Bacalls Café’s special Brink menu fill out the fun.
Fifty West Production Works
Fifty West Production Works offers a wide-open space for pure adventure and outdoor fun. Take your pick from sand volleyball courts, corn hole, running clubs, live music, family games, gourmet roadside grill, and more. Plus, an on-site canoe and kayak livery and bike shop connect you directly to the Little Miami River and Trail.
At Rivertown Brewery family fun day is Monday: free balloon animals, face painting, and pinball and arcade games. In fact, for the kid in everyone, old-school arcade classics are always free-play—favorites like Tetris, Mortal Combat, and others. Join trivia nights, Paint A Growler, and plenty more. Then feast on the slow-smoked barbecue.
Bircus Brewing Company
At Bircus Brewing Company big-top entertainment is balanced with showstopping brews. Trapeze artists, fire jugglers, keg-walkers, and more perform alongside weekly food trucks, vintage vinyl nights, and an outdoor patio. You don’t need a ticket to enjoy the sights, sounds, and surreality of this beer-boosted circus stop, brought to life by the founder of Circus Mojo and a former Ringling Bros. clown.
FigLeaf Brewing Co.
Roll the dice—literally—then pay what you roll on FigSix Thursdays at FigLeaf Brewing Co. Join Last Call with Wednesday night trivia. Stretch out the weekend with Saturday-morning yoga. Paint a Palette, play a board game, or relax on the covered patio with your canine. This place was built to draw families with kids, as the owners have nine among them.
West Side Brewing
West Side Brewing has a new event (and food truck) all the time. Sundays rock with Family Fun: free root beer floats, giant Jenga, Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, and Connect 4, to name a few. The week follows with nights for charity, trivia, dogs, pop-up dinners, and specials like Brews & Books, Pure Barre, painting, and more.
Written by: Stephanie Meinberg