If you are looking for family friendly brewery, Greenville and Upstate, SC have quite a few! 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 on 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, so come prepared.)
Find A Family Friendly Brewery: Greenville, SC
307 East McBee Ave Suite C, Greenville | @yeehawbrewing
Right smack in the heart of downtown Greenville, is this microbrewery 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 TVs 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.
By the Swamp Rabbit Trail
819 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 younguns 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. Southernside is a family friendly brewery, Greenville, SC residents love it! They regularly have super family-friendly events, particularly in October and December, so keep track of their calendar.
Judson Mill, 701 Easley Bridge Road, Suite 4155, Greenville
Enjoy Cuban-inspired food, a wide variety of beer on tap, cider, and games like pool, skee ball, pinball, and arcade games at Magnetic South’s Greenville location.
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 that begins each 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, “They occasionally have events during the year that feature kids’ activities, which is really no surprise since there are over 20 kids between the brewery owners.” Keep updated through their social media accounts for events that are good for kids. The brewery is in the same area as Pinky’s Revenge, an 80’s themed arcade where you can take the kids before or after having a few brews.
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.
Family Friendly Breweries: Greer, SC
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. They have a full menu of food that is pretty kid-friendly, so you won’t have to worry about bringing along snacks.
We have lots more on what makes Southern Growl a great spot in Greer, SC.
Simpsonville, SC Family Friendly Breweries
BridgeWay Brewing Co.
Get in some games of Duckpin bowling with the family, or enjoy watching the game on one of BridgeWay Brewing Co.’s 15 televisions. Whatever you decide, you can do it while enjoying beer made in-house, craft cocktails, or wine, plus burgers, nachos, wings, salads, and more. They are both a bar and a full-service restaurant.
Check out our Kidding Around review of BridgeWay Brewing Co.
You have to check out the Warehouse at Vaughn’s in Simpsonville, SC! They have a taproom at The TapHouse, but they also have several restaurants, an ice cream shop, and an arcade museum all in one place. We added The TapHouse because you can grab a brew and head to the humongous outdoor seating lot, where you’ll find picnic tables, live music, and more.
The inside of the brewery can get a little loud, so if you have young kids, have a parent or friend grab your drinks while they play outside or grab some ice cream from Yogi’s Cups and Cones.
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.