7 Kid-Friendly Breweries in Charlotte: An updated list

Charlotte breweries with high chairs, changing tables, kid's menus, and plenty of outdoor space
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Being a parent doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Charlotte’s craft beer scene. If you choose the right spot, a brewery can be an ideal place for some much-needed family time—and many are dog-friendly, too. We’ve got an updated roundup of breweries with high chairs, changing tables, kid’s menus, patios, and plenty of outdoor space to get those wiggles out.

Free Range Brewing

Don’t worry about your kids making a racket while you sip your local brew. Free Range has a spot for them to play, with a magnetic chalkboard, books, board games, and art supplies. There is usually a food truck outside, too. If you’re at Camp North End, swing by the Free Range Bar and take the kids on a mural hunt. 320 N. Davidson St.


NoDa Brewing Company

NoDa Brewing’s outdoor setup has disc golf, bocce ball, and cornhole for the family to play. On the patio, try the award-winning Hop, Drop n’ Roll while the kids sip a free juice box. The Tin Kitchen food truck serves up a mean cheddar-jack quesadilla for kids and flavorful tacos for the adults. 2921 N. Tryon St.


The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Wash down bratwurst with a German beer while the kids enjoy a grilled cheese and lemonade. There’s a reason there’s always children at OMB: not only does it open early at 11 a.m., but also it’s one of the few Charlotte breweries with an actual kids menu. Grab a picnic table in the biergarten while the little ones release their energy in the large grassy yard. And there’s cornhole, of course. 4150 Yancey Rd.


Vaulted Oak Brewing

This former bank on Monroe Road serves a mix of lagers, IPAs, and sours, plus a selection of cider and wine. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, food trucks, and a variety of table and patio games. Vaulted Oak Brewing also serves tasty non-alcoholic drinks like Mr. Butts Ginger Soda, Lemon Sparkle, and Housemade Lemon Berry Soda. 3726 Monroe Rd.


Middle James Brewing Co. 

Enjoy craft beer and sports at this Pineville taproom while the kids choose from the “Lil’ Brewers” food menu. A shaded deck overlooks a putting green and outdoor beer garden. 400 N. Polk St., Ste. B, Pineville


Brewers at 4001 Yancey

The food menu has kid-friendly plates like nachos, loaded fries, and the Victory Pretzel, and there’s an enclosed woodchip area where little ones can run around and play cornhole. Bring your dog on Sundays for all day Yappy Hour and enjoy craft brews or ciders on the patio. 4001-A Yancey Rd.


Resident Culture

Families and dogs are always welcome here—the Plaza Midwood brewery has water bowls, free treats, and changing tables in all gendered bathrooms. Come for Food Truck Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., mid-March through mid-November, and enjoy live music, rain or shine. 2101 Central Ave.