Given the main attraction at breweries — the beer — it may seem counterintuitive to think of them as family-friendly destinations, but quite a few local breweries do invite the whole family to stop by. Often featuring expansive patios, crowd-pleasing comfort food menus, entertainment, and casual, loud ambiences, breweries can be the perfect spot for families to catch up with each other over a beer for the adults and snacks and lawn games for the kids.
Here are some of the best outdoor, family-friendly breweries and beer gardens to visit around Boston this summer.
Note: While nearly all state-mandated COVID restrictions have ended as of mid-June, many venues still have their own guidelines in place regarding face coverings, social distancing, party sizes, etc. Some are continuing to pause features like dog-friendly policies and lawn and arcade games as well. Check with an individual brewery for updates.
This map was originally published on May 13, 2021; it is updated occasionally. The most recent update, on June 24, 2021, added Aeronaut Allston, Night Shift Assembly, and Bent Water Brewing at the Porch, and details on other breweries’ current COVID policies and offerings were also added or changed.Read More