If you loved hitting up local breweries before having kids, then you’ll love these family-friendly breweries in Toronto! Most breweries across the city are quite welcoming of kids but some go the extra mile, allowing adults to enjoy delicious craft beer without having to call a babysitter.

If you’d rather hang out at home, many of these breweries also offer pick-up and delivery options. Let’s keep supporting our local businesses even when we can’t visit in person!

Family-Friendly Breweries — Downtown

Amsterdam Brewhouse/Barrel House
Where: 245 Queens Quay West (Brewhouse by the Lake); 87 Laird Drive (Barrel House in Leaside)
Popular beers: Blonde Lager, 3 Speed Lager, Boneshaker IPA
Kids menu items: Pasta, cheeseburger, pizza, fish bites

  • Kid-friendly, plenty of space for strollers
  • Full restaurant with lots of space

The Aviary Brewpub
Where: 484 Front Street East
Popular beers: Longslice Hopsta La Vista IPA, Loose Lips Lager, Slam Dunkel Weizen
Kids menu items: Hot dog, grilled cheese & tomato soup, burger, PB&J sandwich and more

  • Retro yet modern vibe, close to downtown but not too busy
  • Serve homemade popsicles for dessert
  • Pool table and vintage video games for entertainment

Great Lakes Brewery
Where: 11 Lower Jarvis Street
Popular beers: Canuck Pale Ale, Great Lakes Premium Lager, Pompous Ass English Ale, Great Lakes Stout

  • Award-winning beers consistently named in best-of lists
  • New downtown brew pub serves Detroit-style pizza and snacks, plus brunch

Mill Street Brewery
Where: 21 Tank House Lane
Popular beers: Organic Lager, Cobblestone Stout, 100th Meridian Amber Lager, Tankhouse Pale Ale
Kids menu items: Chicken fingers, burgers, cheese pizza 

  • Kid-friendly, with high chairs, change tables and colouring pages
  • Full restaurant with lots of space and large patio
  • Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch

Steam Whistle Biergarten
255 Bremner Blvd. 
Kids menu items: 
Hot dog, chicken fingers, tomato pasta

  • Patio with gorgeous views of downtown, Roundhouse Park and CN Tower
  • Kids can run around the train yard when they get bored
  • Convenient location to eat before/after a Blue Jays game or trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Family-Friendly Breweries — West End

Bandit Brewery
Where: 2125 Dundas Street West
Popular beers: Dew Double IPA, Solstice Sour Ale, Hoppelganger Dry Hopped Pilsner

  • Lovely casual patio on busy Dundas, made from a former auto shop
  • No official kids menu but what kids would say no to fried cheese curds?!
  • Adorable raccoon-themed merchandise

Bellwoods Brewery
124 Ossington Avenue
Popular beers: Bellweiser Pilsner, Jutsu APA, Wizard Wolf Pale Ale

  • Bustling patio on Ossington, perfect for people watching
  • No kids menu but plenty of adult food options adventurous kids would like

Burdock Brewery
Where: 1184 Bloor St. West
Popular beers: Burdock Classic Sparkling Ale, Tuesday Saison, APA American Pale Ale, Burdock Deluxe Helles Lager

  • Wide café style space and casual side patio with wood benches
  • No separate kids menu but good list of snacks, burgers and brunch

Folly Brewpub
Where: 928 College Street
Popular beers: Slowly We Hop Lager, Dovercourt Pale Ale, Rice Lager, Sir Bobby’s ESB

  • Long bar and room with comfortable banquette seating
  • No separate kids menu but lots of kid-friendly foods such as tacos, mac & cheese, big pretzels and ribs

Henderson Brewing Co.
Where: 128A Sterling Road
Popular beers: Henderson’s Best Amber Ale, Food Truck Lagered Ale

  • Kid and pet-friendly
  • Drinks include house-made soda and cold brews
  • No regular menu but welcome pop-up caterers for food

The Indie Alehouse
Where: 2876 Dundas Street West
Popular beers: Marco Polo Pilsner, Instigator IPA, Ritual Madness Saison, Parkette Pale Lager
Kids menu list: Burger, chicken sandwich, grilled cheese, pizza

  • In the family-friendly Junction neighbourhood, with large comfortable tables and booths
  • Bustling dog-friendly patio

Junction Brewery
150 Symes Road
Popular beers: Conductor’s Craft Ale, Junction Craft Pilsner, Junction Session IPA, Junction Dark Lager, Junction Hazy IPA

  • Kid-friendly with high chairs are available
  • Dog-friendly patio
  • Snack and full meals by Food Chix (Thursday-Sunday only)

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery 
Where: 42 Liberty St.
Popular beers: Grasshopper Wheat Ale, Traditional Brown Ale, Lake Fever Lager, AGD Lager

  • Large kid and dog-friendly patio
  • Extensive menu for lunch, dinner and brunch by the well-established Oliver & Bonacini Restaurant Group
  • Liberty Village location is convenient to catch events at Exhibition Place and Ontario Place

Family-Friendly Breweries — East End

Avling Kitchen & Brewery
Where: 1042 Queen Street East
Popular beers: Avling Pilsner, Avling IPA, Avling Carillon Bière de Miel

  • 4,000 sq. foot farm on the rooftop, including guided tours
  • Menus change frequently depending on what’s fresh from the garden!
  • Serves dinner and weekend brunch

Beaches Brewing Company
Where: 1953 Queen Street East
Popular beers: Beach Bound Lager, Paradise Porter, Island Time IPA
Kids menu items: Tacos, burgers, pizza

  • Kid-friendly, high chairs and colouring books
  • Dog-friendly patio
  • Drinks and large food menu, with a small menu specifically for kids

Black Lab Brewing
818 Eastern Avenue
Popular beers: Yo Quiero Mexican Pils, Kennel Sour, Cornerstone Black Lager, Buried Out There Somewhere IPA

  • With a name like Black Lab (named after Snoopy, the owner’s dog), of course pooches are welcome here, as are kids!
  • No regular menu but welcome many pop-up caterers for food
  • Hosts weekly kid and dog-friendly free movie nights

Eastbound Brewing Company
Where: 700 Queen Street East
Popular beers: Backpacker Blonde Ale, Houndstooth Irish Red, Revealed Constellations SMaSH IPA, Ill Gotten Gains Irish Stout

  • Family-run with welcoming vibe
  • Extensive menu of family favourites for both dinner and weekend brunch

Godspeed Brewery
Where: 242 Coxwell Ave.
Popular beers: Svetlý Ležák Czech Premium Pale Lager, Yuzu Saison, Otsukaresama Dortmunder, Ochame Green Tea IPA

  • Consistently voted some of the best beers in Toronto
  • Located in family-friendly neighbourhood with a small patio in front
  • Food supplied by WRST with a beer-appropriate menu of sausages, pretzels, schnitzel and their famous duck fat fries

Left Field Brewery
36 Wagstaff Drive
Popular beers: Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale, Ice Cold Beer Lager, Greenwood IPA

  • Fun baseball-themed beer names and merchandise
  • Kid and pet-friendly, including stroller parking
  • Drinks only but sometimes have food events
  • Member of the Ontario Living Wage Network (kudos!)

Louis Cifer Brew Works
Where: 417 Danforth Avenue
Popular beers: Original Sin Blonde Ale, E.S.B. Extra Special Bitter, Witcraft Belgian White
Kids menu items: Pizza, chicken strips, fish & chips, cheeseburger, grilled cheese, mac & cheese

  • Conveniently located across the Danforth from the Chester subway station
  • Full restaurant with lots of space
  • Brunch including kids menu options

Muddy York Brewing Co.
Where: 22 Cranfield Road
Popular beers: Gaslight Helles Lager, Working Hard New England IPA, Haberdasher Hefeweizen, Una Más Mexican-Style Lager

  • Both dog and kid-friendly
  • Casual picnic tables in business park
  • No regular menu but brings in many pop-up caterers for food events

Rorschach Brewing
Where: 1001 Eastern Avenue
Popular beers: Truth Serum IPA, Reminiscence Mexican Lager, Normopathy Pilsner
Menu items: Pizza, burgers, sandwiches

  • No separate kids menu but lots of kid-friendly options such as pizza, pretzels, pierogies and chicken wings
  • Park with playground is right across the street, which is handy to entertain little ones while they wait for dinner
  • Quiet and comfortable rooftop patio

Family-Friendly Breweries — Uptown

Granite Brewing & Tied House
Where: 245 Eglinton Ave. East
Popular beers: Ringwood Ale, Peculiar Ale, Galactic Pale Ale
Kids menu items: Fish and chips, Chicken fingers, Grilled cheese, Burger, Cheese pizza, Tomato Sauce and mixed cheese on pita, Mac & cheese, Pasta, Chicken & Cheese Sandwich

  • One of the first craft breweries in Toronto
  • Dinner and weekend brunch with kid menu
  • Both indoor and outdoor dining, plus free parking

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