There are a lot of things I love about Austin, but at the top of the list is our kid-friendly breweries. Whoever decided to add playgrounds and yard games to breweries deserves a medal. As a parent, there’s not much I like more than spending a warm afternoon at a picnic table, under a live oak tree, with a cold beer in my hand, while my kids play happily close by. Austin has so many great kid-friendly spots where you can soak up some sunshine and family time while sipping on local beer, wine, spirits, and cider. Here is your guide to the best kid-friendly breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Austin and central Texas.
15435 Fitzhugh Rd. (Dripping Springs)
Large playscape and a great menu with yummy appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas, plus a kids’ menu. Plentiful seating including a covered patio.
4700 W. Fitzhugh Rd. (Dripping Springs)
Fun and unique kids’ play area, lively atmosphere, and rotating food trucks. Live music and a lot of festivals and events for various holidays.
19510 Hamilton Pool Rd. (Dripping Springs)
Family-run brewery with a huge, completely fenced-in playground, as well as outdoor games like cornhole, giant jenga, and bocce ball. On-site pizza truck.
16604 Fitzhugh Rd. (Dripping Springs)
Kids’ play structure, room to roam, live music on weekends, and a barn tasting room. Alice’s Restaurant features Texas barbecue and comfort food in a relaxed setting under 150-year-old live oaks.
3700 Bell Springs Rd. (Dripping Springs)
Space to run around and lots of lawn games including cornhole to keep kids entertained. Chef-prepared food truck on site Thursday through Sunday.
23663 Ranch Road 12 (Dripping Springs)
Rustic play structure, climbing net, balance beams, and yard games. On-site food truck that is seafood-heavy but has standard kids’ options like corn dogs and grilled cheese. Beautiful setting and live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
12024 US-290 (Southwest Austin)
Nano brewery with pizza kitchen serving scratch-made pizzas. (On Tuesday nights two-topping pizzas are $6.99). Unique play area with a recently added wooden Jeep with a slide coming out of it.
13308 Ranch to Market Rd. 150 (Driftwood)
Outside the tasting room there are picnic tables, giant jenga, cornhole and nice lawn to play for kids. Next door at the Trattoria Lisina restaurant there is a large fenced play structure.
13551 Ranch to Market Rd. 150 (Driftwood)
Peaceful ranch setting with shady seating and plenty of land to explore. Kids’ play structure and stage for live music, and restaurant with a rotating menu of seasonal dishes and kids’ options.
13476 Fitzhugh Rd. (Southwest Austin)
Sustainability-focused brewery that strives to source everything locally and is committed to creating a zero solid and liquid waste facility that provides its own energy and water. Family-friendly with a dog park onsite, and an on-site restaurant offering Mexican street food.
13187 Fitzhugh Rd. (Southwest Austin)
Farmhouse brewery specializing in sour and wild ales located on 165 acres of Hill Country Land. Cool wooden play structure next to a huge field and hiking trails. There is a goat barn and you can pay extra for the full “goat experience” to meet the goats up close. On-site pizza kitchen and tons of seating spread out over the whole farm.
680 Oakwood Loop (San Marcos)
Cool, rustic playhouse for kids with a climbing wall, as well as trucks, hula hoops, and cornhole. Their beers include spontaneously fermented beers from their on-site natural limestone cave. Tasty food like pretzels, sliders, BBQ sandwiches, and tacos.
12521 Twin Creeks Rd. (Manchaca)
This tucked away spot in a lovely setting on old ranch land offers ciders, wines, and meads. Toys for kids and space to run around. Menu features sandwiches, salads, charcuterie boards, and a couple kids’ options.
1305 W. Oltorf St. (South Austin)
Large outdoor space with plenty of shade, and spacious indoor seating too. Live music, cool vibe, and kitchen serving sandwiches, pizza, small plates, and salads.
3901 Promontory Point Dr. (Southeast Austin)
Sprawling rustic play structure, as well as a full-size soccer field that is always full of kids of all ages. Serves coffee as well as beer, wine, cider, and cocktails. Multiple on-site food trucks serving pizza, smoked meats, Mexican, and American. Don’t miss the ice cream from Bésame on your way out.
730 Shady Lane (East Austin)
Picnic tables, room to run around, hammocks, and entertainment in the form of planes flying overhead. Burro Cheese Kitchen food truck serves elevated, artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches.
1615 Crozier Ln. (Del Valle)
No playground here, but tons of space to run around, kick a ball, or play frisbee. Tons of picnic tables in a relaxed setting that is a nice change of pace from some of the busier breweries. German food truck on site.
3001 Industrial Terrace (North Austin)
Welcoming spot with great beers (Pearl Snap is a fave), plenty of indoor/outdoor seating, and a turf play area with tunnels and hills for kids. On-site food truck Can-tina serves up tacos and Tex-Mex fare.
2500 NE Inner Loop Ste 3105 (Georgetown)
Picnic tables outside under shade trees, cornhole, big checkers, and a tub of blocks for kids. A wide variety of food trucks visit so there’s always something new to try.
4514 Bob Wire Rd. (Spicewood)
This winery and brewery share a beautiful courtyard, creating a warm atmosphere for gathering with friends and family. There is a large turf area with yard games, pickleball courts, cornhole, and plenty of patio space. Farm-to-table food truck on site.
101 Co. Rd. 409 (Spicewood)
Expansive property with playground, fire pits, bocce ball court, yard games. Food trucks, live music, and cocktails featuring their spirits.
Dripping Springs Distilling
5330 Bell Springs Road (Dripping Springs)
Open Thursday-Sunday for craft cocktails and tasting flights featuring award winning spirits, tours of the small batch distillery throughout the day, elevated comfort food from the scratch kitchen, and plenty of seating in the beautiful Visitor Center, on the patio, and outside. Bring your family and friends out for a meal. The kiddos will love playing cornhole while you sip drinks under the oak trees!