kid friendly bars austin

:: DISCLAIMER :: Austin Moms Blog promotes responsible drinking…especially from parents at kid-friendly bars. 

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be at your back

May you bring your kid to the bar

Without anyone talking smack

As it is with anyone’s heritage, the green blood runs deep within me and I am a proud Irish woman. With that, however, comes great responsibility especially… on St. Patrick’s Day. My family and I wear green and we drink Guiness… it’s non-negotiable. You better believe that not even my tantrum-throwing toddler will keep me from this tradition.

So, as the good Irish woman that I am, I’m going to share with you all of the kid-friendly bars and places to drink with kids in tow in Austin so you too can enjoy Smithwicks, Harp and a tasty Guiness. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Kid-Friendly Bars with Multiple Locations 

Waterloo Ice House :: SouthPark Meadows : Burnet Road : Slaughter & Escarpment : 360 : Locations all over Austin with playgrounds 

Pinthouse Pizza :: Lamar + Burnet : Pinthouse’s Green Nitro Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout and Pizza 

North by Northwest :: Slaughter + Stonelake : Delicious beer, as always, and a playground (at the South location) and a bounce house and balloon artist (North location). 

Hopdoddy :: Say yes to a Hopdoddy’s Green Eggs and Ham burger and a giant beer. 

Central Austin Kid-Friendly Bars

Shady Grove :: Perfect outdoor, laid back location to bring the kids.

Threadgill’s :: Dillo Mixer Day Party with all ages welcome!

Central Market :: Enjoy a beer on the patio, kids on the playground, and the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceili. 

Contigo :: They have a current promotion Monday through Friday they are offering pint of any beer on their tap wall for $1.50 during lunch. 

Gourdough’s :: Have a donut AND a dark beer to wash it down!

North Austin Kid-Friendly Bars

St. Patrick’s Day Austin Celebration :: Fun activities, Irish Food & Drink and lots of performances!

Opal Divine’s :: Great line-up of bands starting at 11:30AM with craft-brewed & imported draught pints.

Austin Terrier :: A wide range of craft beers and a giant chalkboard for the kids. 

Rebel Pizza :: Awesome outdoor patio with games for the kids (and big kids!) Happy Hour all day, every day during spring break. 

Pour House :: Relaxed atmosphere to enjoy cold beer and tasty food.

Austin Beerworks :: Perfect time to go check out the new tap room! Tasting Hours are 5-10 PM and kids are welcome! 

Lone Star Grille :: Huge selection of beers with indoor & outdoor seating plus live music.

South Austin Kid-Friendly Bars

Graceland Grocery :: Great outdoor space, Irish food and drink and Stubbs BBQ as always

Red’s Porch :: Tons of outdoor space AND delicious beer.

Jester King :: Tasting room open Fridays from 4pm to 10pm with all ages welcome!

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling :: Irish Jam Live goes from 5pm to 9pm. 


Sláinte, Friends!




  1. Thank you! After hitting the Domain festivities last year and being denied entrance because of our two teen age boys, I will not be denied my Guinness stout and Irish food in 2017. My grandmother wasn’t a McCann for nothing. And I’m thinking I’ll start my day with an Irish coffee for good luck. Erin go Bragh!


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