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Kid-Friendly Breweries to Visit For a Fun Family Day

Kid-Friendly Breweries to Visit For a Fun Family Day
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Kid-Friendly Breweries to Visit For a Fun Family Day

Toronto is a great place to go out drinking with family because the city is teeming with unique breweries. Yep, you read that right – children can also join in on the fun, as there are tons of kid-friendly breweries around the city. 

Whether you forgot to call the babysitter or just want to bring your kids along for a fun night, here’s a list of some of the city’s kid-friendly breweries that you should visit.

Kid-Friendly Breweries to Visit For a Fun Family Day

1. Bar Hop Brew Co

Website: Bar Hop Bar

Address: 137 Peter St, Toronto, ON M5V 2H3, Canada

Contact: 1 647-348-1137

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Bar Hop Brew Co carries unique flavoured beverages and great food. You can also have fun people-watching and playing eye-spy with your kids on the brewery’s rooftop patio.  

While they don’t have a kids’ menu, they serve snacks children will enjoy like cheesy pig head nachos and potato churros. 

They also have a kid-friendly selection of non-alcoholic beer like the Jelly King: Raspberry & Blackberry, which has a blend of sweet and sour flavours. 

Pro tip:

If your kids aren’t fans of fruit-flavoured drinks, we recommend ordering them a Sparkly Water Mojito. This carbonated drink has subtle hints of mint and lime, which pairs well with their mildly spicy pepperoni crisps.

2. Bellwoods Brewery

Website: Bellwoods Brewery

Address: 124 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5, Canada

Contact: 1 416-535-4586

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday to Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Known for its award-winning beer and pub food, Bellwoods Brewery has become an Ossington favourite for families and friends alike. It’s home to an extensive collection of craft beer, beverages, and interesting food. 

The brewery’s best drinks are the tangy Wizard Wolf Pale Ale and the slightly bitter Jutsu APA with hints of cantaloupe. Adventurous families can share the unique experience of trying duck hearts topped with pumpkin seeds. 

Their busy street-side patio can keep children entertained while you enjoy sipping on some beers. 

Pro tip:

If you prefer simple dishes, we recommend an order of fries and mayo. The dish is packed full of flavour and the buttery yellow mayo dip adds the right amount of sweetness, creaminess, and saltiness to every bite. 

3. The Aviary Brewpub

Website: Aviary Brewpub

Address: 484 A Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 0J1, Canada

Contact: 1 647-352-7837

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

The Aviary Brewpub is one of our favourite family-friendly sports-themed breweries. Located near the West Don Lands, this place isn’t too busy and it sports a retro yet modern vibe.  

It’s a great place for children, as the brewery serves homemade fruit popsicles which are great for hot summer days. Children can enjoy dishes from the kids’ menu, like the classic PB&J sandwich and a hearty grilled cheese & tomato soup tandem.

The best thing about this brewery is its selection of entertainment options. There’s a pool table and an arcade machine, where kids can play retro games like Maximum Hangtime – an old NBA game.  

Pro tip:

We recommend trying their Cracker Jacques, which is a mix of popcorn and peanuts slathered in caramel. It also comes with a baseball card trinket featuring players from different teams like the Toronto Blue Jays. 

4. Burdock Brewery

Website: Burdock Brewery

Address: 1184 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N2, Canada

Contact: 1 416-546-4033

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

If you’re looking for a place that serves experimental beers, vegan dishes, and interesting food, then stop by Burdock Brewery. It’s a great place for family dinners, especially with its nightly live music performances. 

The brewery has a chill vibe, thanks to its warm, homey interior, hanging plants, and wood furniture. You won’t find a kids’ menu here, but they serve chili fries, cheese plates, and smash burgers, which will surely satisfy any toddler’s appetite. 

Pro tip:

If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more veggies, we suggest ordering their veggie smash burger. This burger has a black bean base patty with caramelised onions, topped with chipotle pepper aioli. 

5. C’est What

Website: C’est What

Address: 67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5, Canada

Contact: 1 416-867-9499

Operating hours:

  • Monday and Sunday: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to play board games with your kids while drinking some beer? Well, C’est What offers fun games you can play while drinking for $15.

C’est What is a cosy brewery that serves a variety of around 50 brewed beers like Red Dragon red ale and Galactic pale ale. The place has a brick interior and a fireplace that provides a calm and cosy atmosphere. 

Pro tip:

If board games and trivia nights aren’t your thing, you can always play a game of billiards with your family. The venue has lots of billiards tables available on site which can be used for $15. 

6. Left Field Brewery

Website: Left Field Brewery

Address: 36 Wagstaff Dr, Toronto, ON M4L 3W9, Canada

Contact: 1 647-346-5001

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

If you love dogs, then consider going for some drinks at Left Field Brewery. The place welcomes puppies and big dogs, as long as they’re on a leash. 

The brewery serves baseball-inspired craft beers like the tangy Queen of Baseball and the creamy Reggie Bar. Chips are the only snacks this brewery serves, but you’re welcome to bring in food your kids can enjoy.

Pro tip:

One of the coolest things about this brewery is Wrigley, the establishment’s Basset Hound. Kids can have fun taking selfies and playing with this furry friend.  

7. Mill Street Brew Pub  

Website: Mill Street Brew Pub  

Address: 21 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada

Contact: 1 416-681-0338

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Mill Street Brew Pub is a popular place among families, not just for their drinks but also for their high chairs, change tables, and kiddie menu. 

The kiddie menu isn’t extensive, but we recommend their cheese pizza and chicken fingers, which come in generous amounts. For alcoholic drinks, Tankhouse Pale Ale and Organic Lager are well-balanced, making them great for parents looking to unwind. 

The brewhouse also provides kids with crayons and colouring pages to keep them entertained. 

Pro tip:

If you aren’t sure which beer to order, the brewery offers some free samples! Try out any of their available drinks like ciders and beers before making a purchase. 

8. Steam Whistle Biergarten

Website: Steam Whistle Biergarten

Address: 255 Bremner Blvd Bay 6, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9, Canada

Contact: 1 416-362-2337

Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Steam Whistle Biergarten, located in the historic Roundhouse Park, was a former railway land before it was renovated into a park in 1997. 

Surrounded by Roundhouse Park, kids can leave the brewery and explore the former trainyard if they get bored. You don’t need to worry about safety, as the majority of train tracks around the park are just for show.  

Their peanut butter s’mores jar is a delightful treat with the right amount of sweetness. It’s our favourite dessert to eat while observing the beautiful scenery of Roundhouse Park and the CN Tower from the brewery’s patio.  

Pro tip:

After getting some drinks, you can visit the Toronto Railway Museum, which you can also find inside Roundhouse Park. You and your children can explore locomotives and try out a train simulator together. 

9. Black Lab Brewing

Website: Black Lab Brewing

Address: 818 Eastern Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A1, Canada

Contact: 1 647-352-2525

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Black Lab Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery where families bond with their pets, make friends, and drink together. What makes this place special is that the brewhouse hosts weekly movie nights for the family – dogs included – to enjoy! 

The brewery also has an extensive list of ciders, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks. We recommend Vanilla Joe beer, which is brewed with a mix of Mexican Vanilla and house-roasted Costa Rican coffee beans. 

Pro tip:

If your kid is craving soda, we suggest ordering some Southside Craft Soda. We recommend the Limoncito soda in particular, as it has zesty flavours of lemon and lime that can be refreshing. 

10. Henderson Brewing Co.

Website: Henderson Brewing Co.

Address: 128A Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON M6R 2B7, Canada

Contact: 1 416-535-1212

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday, and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Another pet-friendly place to spend time with your family is Henderson Brewing Co. Kids can enjoy watching the process of how craft beer is made, as all their beer-making equipment is out in the open. 

In terms of drinks, kids have the opportunity to try some of the store’s sweet and refreshing house-made soda. They also serve several cold brews, so kids and adults have lots of options to choose from in this microbrewing house. 

Pro tip:

The brewing house hosts events like trivia, bingo, and game nights, which can spice up your family bonding and make for some great memories! 

11. Amsterdam Brewhouse

Website: Amsterdam Brewhouse

Address: 128A Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON M6R 2B7, Canada

Contact: 1 416-504-1020

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Amsterdam Brewhouse is so family-friendly that it seems more like a restaurant with the variety of food and drinks they serve. 

The brewhouse is quite large and has more than enough space to accommodate a stroller, making it great for families with young infants. There are also lots of television sets playing live sports matches for you to watch while enjoying a pint of beer. 

When it comes to dining, you can never go wrong with their juicy brisket sandwich, which is oozing with brisket juice and comes with fries. We also recommend ordering their brisket mac & cheese, which is popular with the kids! 

Pro tip:

We recommend getting a seat on their patio that sits above the water. Not only does it give you an awesome view of the waterfront but it’s also a great place to take family photos. 

12. The Indie Alehouse

Website: The Indie Alehouse

Address: 2876 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8, Canada

Contact: 1 416-760-9691

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Located in the Junction, The Indie Alehouse is a brewpub that serves exceptional beers and is popular for its pub fare. It has a kids’ menu featuring a great selection of food, with options like chicken sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, and pizza. 

During the weekends, remember to arrive early because the brewery is usually lively and packed with people. 

Pro tip:

If you have a dog with you, we recommend staying in their dog-friendly patio. Here, you and your kids can bond with other families and play with cute dogs. 

13. Bandit Brewery

Website: Bandit Brewery

Address:  2125 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X1, Canada

Contact: 1 647-348-1002

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday to Thursday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Bandit Brewery is a fantastic spot for a chill night of watching sports matches with the kids. 

Unlike most breweries, this place has an open-air setup, as it was once a gas station. The space is packed with trees, making it a great space to hang out during the afternoon. 

They have an extensive selection of beer and serve some creative dishes that you can’t find elsewhere. Our must-tries are the Daily Commute, which is a light-bodied stout with coffee flavours; and their beer-battered cheese curds, which come with a mayo dip. 

Pro tip:

One dish you don’t want to miss is the bison burger. This burger has 6 oz ground bison meat, brioche, aged cheddar, and a tangy pink peppercorn onion jam. 

14. Eastbound Brewing Company

Website: Eastbound Brewing Company

Address: 700 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G9, Canada

Contact: 1 416-901-1299

Operating hours: 

  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Eastbound Brewing Company is popular among locals for its “elevated” sandwiches. They serve delicious grilled cheese and eggplant sandwiches, but their juicy pork belly sandwich is popular among kids. 

The place offers guest taps, so expect drinks like Indie Alehouse’s Broken Hipster and Sawdust City’s Skinny Dippin’ Stout. Trivia games regularly take place every Tuesday night, which makes drinking here much more fun. 

Pro tip:

If you’re looking for a nutritious dish to share with your kids, try the beet and citrus salad. This dish incorporates a combination of fruits and root vegetables topped with lemon juice and salt. 

15. Rorschach Brewing

Website: Rorschach Brewing

Address: 1001 Eastern Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A8, Canada

Contact: 1 416-901-3233

Operating hours: 

  • Monday and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

If you’re looking for a lowkey brewpub to have a great meal in, we recommend stopping by Rorschach Brewing. Set in a century-old house, the brewery boasts a mix of traditional and industrial design elements. 

Inspired by international cuisine, you can expect Japanese karaage, German pretzels, and American burgers on the menu. 

One thing to note about this brewery is that they are a cashless business, so remember to bring some credit and debit cards with you. 

Pro tip:

There is a playground right across the brewery where your kids can play while waiting for food and drinks to be served.