Think about a general family trip to a chain restaurant. You, your spouse, and the kids file into a booth, and start the process of ordering. If you and your spouse decide to have a cold beer, you have limited options but having a brew isn’t off the table. Everyone orders their food, there might be some crayons & coloring activities for the kids, you pack up leftovers, and you head home. You see this type of family outing everyday. So, what’s so “out there” about taking the kids with you to a brewery?
It may just be your perspective about what a brewery actually is. The modern brewery is not like the industrial-looking complexes that we’ve come to expect from the big beer companies. In those environments, the idea of children being around would be inconceivable. Nowadays, breweries are also hubs for the general public to gather for well-made, award-winning beer, as well as tremendous food options. In many respects, you could say that the modern brewery understands that as a business, being able to appeal to a larger audience makes the most sense, and families looking for a place to go out for the night is a segment of the population that is important to please.
So, the question, yet again, is all about finding breweries near me that I can take my family to for a nice family night out. Truth be told, it’s actually very easy. Here are a few tips:
- Look for Breweries That Offer Food Options for All Ages – Do some research online & you’ll notice that modern breweries are now very avant garde in their design and aim to be more like restaurants.
- See What Types of Activities There Are for Kids – While checking out their menus, you can also see what types of activities they have listed for younger patrons. Appealing to moms and dads is certainly “in”.
- Ask Other Families for Advice – Whether it’s during play dates, drop-off at daycare, or even at PTA meetings, you know other parents who might have some insight as to places to check out that work for Mom, Dad, and the kiddos.