SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — As fans of San Diego's craft beer settle into the family life, their love for the industry certainly continues.
So naturally, breweries have looked to help those beer-loving parents with setups that are family- and kid-friendly.
And many of San Diego's breweries won't prompt the grandparents to judge why there's a baby in a bar, combining outdoor games and play areas with general family-friendly restaurant atmospheres.
Here are some local stops where you and your kids can enjoy a day out:
(It goes without saying, drink responsibly. Some breweries offer designated driver discounts. Please check with the brewery to see if they offer any deals. Ride-sharing services are easy to hail at many local breweries as well!)
Stone Brewing - Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego
Liberty Station's Stone Brewing spot is great for families who want a day out, but maybe not the entire day at a brewery. Stone's outdoor area is packed with seating and a pond, all right next to Liberty Station's shops, park, art, and food hall.
Ballast Point - Miramar
9045 Carroll Way, San Diego
Ballast Point's flagship location packs a family-friendly restaurant into a brewery, giving options for the entire family on its menu. It also has an area just outside for games and a firepit.
Pizza Port locations have all been a favorite among local parents. They combine the appeal of a family-friendly pizza joint, with the craft beer love of a brewery. Kids can chow down on pizza and play arcade games not far from the beach.
Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222, San Diego
Second Chance has a set up like your traditional San Diego brewery (inside a business park) but don't let that fool you. The brewery itself has a big area filled with games like corn hole, Jenga, and darts, as comfy couches for board games.
Belching Beaver Brewery
302 E Broadway, Vista
Belching Beaver's setup in Vista is perfect for families (and dogs). Its restaurant and bar lead out to a massive outdoor area complete with picnic seating, fire pits, and games.
9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego
AleSmith's expansion dining area helps out parents with its own children's play area with chalkboards, books, and crayons. The brewery also has its own Tony Gwynn museum, featuring Gwynn's gear, awards, and history.
2204 Fern St, San Diego
Station Tavern isn't a brewery in the traditional sense, but offers up many of the craft brews around San Diego that have put our town on the map. Better yet for parents, it has its own kids area complete with toys, chalkboards, and picnic tables.