The Triangle is known for it's breweries. There seems to be one on every corner. But where do you go when you want a craft brewed beer and still want to hang with your kids? Check out these popular family friendly breweries in and around Raleigh for a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Clouds Taproom - This family friendly brewery in Raleigh has 40 rotating taps serving local and craft brewed beer, as well as their own German-inspired brews as well as a full service, American inspired menu. Locations in Raleigh and Durham.
Neuse River Brewing Company is located just outside of Five Point, minutes from downtown Raleigh. With a designated toy space for kids, this brewery embraces it's smaller sized guests.
Hi-wire - This Durham brewery is both kid and pet friendly, just a mile from . Hi-Wire carries a full line up of local brews, as well as wine and local cider. And there is plenty to do in addition to enjoying your beverage of choice. Nearly 9000 square feet of space houses games including ping pong, shuffle board, floor pool, fooseball and more, with additional outdoor seating areas as well.
County Fare is a full service beer garden as well as a food truck venue located in the Lakewood area of Durham. They have a regular rotation of locally owned food trucks for plenty of variety. You can check out the schedule here. There is also a play area for kids, plenty of TV's for watching the game and
Fullsteam Brewery - This Durham brewery is both dog and kid friendly, with some rules: dogs must be on a leash and kids must be gone by 9pm. Their southern inspired and locally produced includes gems like deviled eggs, chicken salad and pork belly quesadillas.
Jordan Lake Brewery - This dog and kid friendly brewery is located just outside of downtown Cary on Durham Road. In addition to their in-house crafted brews, they have plenty of games, like darts, pool, and cornhole. Online reviewers also liked that there were changing tables available for young children. You can see Jordan Lake's food truck schedule here.
Pharmacy Bottle and Beverage is right next to the Cary Theatre in Downtown Cary. They don't serve food, but welcome you to bring your own. And there are plenty of great options in DT Cary.
With 16 taps on rotation, numerous wines, and a huge selection of cans and bottles from all over the country Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage invites you to come in, hang out and see what the buzz around us is all about.
Bond Brothers is another downtown Cary family-friendly Gem! They have 14 unique beers on tap, a monthly guided brewery tour and they also have a running club and host an annual 5k run in downtown Cary.
Highcraft Beer Market - a combination of a market and bar, this storefront in West Cary is a great place to hang out! Reviewers say they have the best selection of beers in Western Wake. You can take them to go or stay for a while.
I'm not sure if Fortnight Brewing was inspired by the video game, but I do know that I'm a sucker for a well dressed man. And their 2016 Silver Medal Winner, Bespoke, is dripping with charm. I love it! (No idea what it tastes like, but I always judge beers by their cover.)
Like many of our other breweries, food is by the truck. Check here for their line-up.
Apex Brewery Southern Peak is both kid and pet friendly. They serve kid friendly snacks and drinks, as well as a full food truck line-up for larger appetites. You can check their food truck calendar here.
Bombshell is owned by three female brewers, aka, the Bombshells. Bombshell has a decent number of events like Tuesday Trivia, Music Bingo and their run club. Food Trucks are on site Thursday-Friday-Saturday.
Fainting Goat Brewery in Fuquay is a favorite in Southern Wake County. In addition to their extensive menu of high quality, hand-crafted beers, they have lots of fun, too! Fainting Goat hosts a run club, music bingo, an open mic night and a trivia night. They have board games on site and, it's like going back to the 90's...no wifi!
Do you have a favorite family friendly brewery in the Triangle? Let me know and I'll add it to the list!
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