Are you looking for family-friendly breweries near Greenville and Upstate, SC? As the Upstate’s craft beer scene continues to grow, Kidding Around has tried and tested some of these breweries and found them quite family-friendly. We decided it’s high time to give parents a guide to places where they can kick back and enjoy their brews as their littles run around in the lawn. Here’s a list of breweries and taprooms that do just that. We’ve included their Instagram account handles so you can keep up with their latest events.
(Though these places welcome families, please use parental care when inside their premises. We don’t expect all of their bathrooms to have diaper-changing tables but a special shoutout to Brewery 85 that has changing tables in both restrooms!)
Family-Friendly Breweries in Greenville, SC
307 East McBee Ave Suite C, Greenville | @yeehawbrewing
Right smack in the heart of downtown Greenville, is this micro-brewery that has thought of everything you ever wanted in a brewery. It recently converted its parking lot into a green space with an impressive wall of tv’s to catch your favorite team. A convention of lawn chairs lines the grass, for your outdoor viewing pleasure. We’ve seen locals troop here even in the middle of winter, huddled under their heated covered patio. They have a kid’s menu and signature items such as burgers and wings to keep you properly fed. On the weekends, they have live music and lawn toys to keep everyone entertained.
6 Whitlee Court, Greenville | @brewery85
A warm and laid-back environment, this craft microbrewery is family-friendly with diaper changing stations in both of their restrooms. They have a nice patio where there are some games for kids to play with. They don’t serve food, but they do sell snacks and food trucks come to visit. You may bring your own food if you like and your own growlers for filling. On Saturdays, from December to March, catch the Toasty Farmer’s Market from 11 am to 2 pm.
By the Swamp Rabbit Trail
1320 Hampton Avenue Extension, Greenville | @bfsbeer
We’ve always enjoyed this urban farmhouse-style brewery located in Hampton Station, a former cotton warehouse in the Water Tower District. We often bike over when we are on the Swamp Rabbit Trail to enjoy some brews and grab lunch from their neighbor, White Duck Taco. Their biergarten is very popular for lunch with its beautiful shady trees. Do check out their website for pop-up markets and community events on the weekends. Don’t forget to visit the other interesting tenants such as Hollowed Earth Pottery Studio, Art Up Studios and Craft Axe Throwing. Not into beer? Due South Coffee is the designated caffeine purveyor.
813 Laurens Rd. (Holland Park), Greenville | @doublestampbrewery
A 90’s themed inspired brewery located in Holland Park, which is another coup for developers in making family-friendly mixed-use spaces. Double Stamp Brewery has tons of outdoor space and a rooftop patio. We’ve included them in this list since they are right beside Flying Rabbit Adventures, Greektown Express(opening soon), and Home Team BBQ. We recommend you gather all your brews and fixings and head on to the picnic tables under the oak trees. Also coming soon is access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail via the planned SRT extension.
25 Delano Drive, Unit D, Greenville | @Southernside_Brewery
Southernside Brewing Co. gets high marks for its expansive indoor and outdoor space (formerly the site of El Thrifty). It’s right beside the Swamp Rabbit Trail and also has ample car parking. It has a spacious covered patio and an outdoor green space bedecked with numerous picnic tables with umbrellas for shade creating a neighborhood type of atmosphere. They have lots of yard games to keep your young uns busy. We like that their menu goes beyond bar chow and also features a kid’s menu. Definitely a great spot for chilling out on the weekends with kids or fur babies in tow.
556 Perry Ave. (Poe West), Greenville | @carolinabauernhausgvl
Carolina Bauernhaus in Greenville, is the second location of its mothership in Anderson SC. It features locally sourced yeast, hops, fruits, and grains in its farmhouse brewery. They don’t have a full dine-in menu but they do have an array of grazing options: a charcuterie board, chips and salsa, pretzels, and something a little more hearty, the Haus Bratwurst on a hoagie bun. As a tenant of Poe West, Carolina Bauernhaus’s storefront plays host to numerous community events. Carolina Bauernhaus lends its space to its neighbors including the Village Launch Third Saturday Market, which features women and minority-owned vendors (restarts in May). Lots of kid-friendly activities here, picnic tables, hammocks, yard games and live music on the weekends.
Taylors, SC Family-Friendly Breweries
250 Mill Street, Suite PW3101 (Taylors Mill), Taylors | @13stripesbrewery
We’ve got the best inside scoop about 13 Stripes Brewery thanks to writer, Melanie, “13 Stripes Brewery in Taylors Mill actually has pack ‘n plays inside their taproom. You can hang out, have a beer, and your kid can take a nap. Or enjoy any of the games they have available (my kids loved Connect 4). They also have all kinds of events during the year that feature kids’ activities, which is really no surprise since there are over 20 kids between the brewery owners.”
Read on further to learn more about Taylors Mill.
Traveler’s Rest, SC Family-Friendly Brewery
26 South Main Street, Travelers Rest | @swamprabbitbrewery
A family-run business, Swamp Rabbit Brewery is well known in the craft beer industry having won past awards for their beer. Though they don’t serve food, they do have a rotating food truck schedule such as Daddy’s Cookout Food Truck and Local Pie Pizza Co. It’s a skip and a hop from the Swamp Rabbit Trail and a great pit stop for a family weekend bike ride. The backyard has picnic tables: a perfect place to have lunch and unwind. Patrons are allowed to bring food from other restaurants.
155 N. Buncombe Road, Greer | @thesoutherngrowl
A brewery with a full on menu is a rare thing. A combination of good beer and good food, with a fantastic lawn and outdoor space, makes this a great location for families. We have lots more on what makes Southern Growl a great spot in Greer, SC.
It’s not exactly the Upstate of South Carolina, but Asheville, NC is definitely an easy day trip away. They are home to Sierra Nevada Brewery which offers a lot of family-friendly features. Gorgeous gardens, a full menu, games and music are just a couple of things you can expect to find at Sierra Nevada in Asheville, NC.