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Guide to Family-Friendly Breweries in Northern Colorado

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This guide to family-friendly breweries is brought to you by Brian Franzen with Your Equity Real Estate.

Wondering if any local breweries are actually family friendly? Well, wonder no more! Our guide to family-friendly breweries in Northern Colorado has info on everything from highchairs and changing tables to kid-friendly features and the best times for families to visit.

We hope you have a great time exploring all of these great breweries with your families (but please explore responsibly!)

Note: All of the information sourced in this guide is subject to change. Please make sure to check the linked websites to verify details!

Fort Collins

DC Oakes Brewhouse & Eatery

  • Address: 3581 Harmony Rd. #110. 80528
  • Hours: Open weekdays at 11 a.m. and weekends at 9a.m., Last call 11:30 p.m.
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime during the day and early evening is always great to bring families. In particular, they have a Kids Eat Free special on Tuesdays.  Additionally, they usually have some kids entertainment on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. such as face painting, bouncy house, magician, etc.
  • Parking: Ample outdoor parking lot 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bike friendly
  • Food: Full service menu 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have a great kids program: Goldfish Cracker appetizer, kids’ meal, kids’ drink with lid, and ice cream dessert. There is a toy box at entry to grab a toy or game to play with during the visit.  They also have cornhole on their patio. Just outside their patio is a small slide and play structure for the kids.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patios

Gilded Goat Brewing Company

  • Address: 3500 S. College Ave. 80525
  • Hours: M-Th: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | F-Sa: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | Su 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Their space is large enough where any time of day is fine. Their upstairs area has games, cards, and coloring books, with enough room to spread out.
  • Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the brewery.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Biking is very easy and they are located near the Mason Trail. There’s an underpass that goes under College Ave. making it easy access from the MAX-line. 
  • Food: They have a menu of snacks, a large Bavarian pretzel, meat and cheese plate, chips and salsa, nachos, and hot dog baskets. Guests can also bring in your own food. They sometimes have food trucks on Saturdays. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have games, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages (including juice boxes), and great snacks. Their space upstairs allows families to spread out a bit and relax. 
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: In the men’s restroom 
  • Outside Patio: Yes 
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are allowed on the patio. They love to have them!
  • Additional Info: They are a family-owned, local business that opened in 2017. They are proud to be a neighborhood brewery that focuses on great beer, a relaxing atmosphere, and excellent customer service. 

Horse and Dragon Brewing Company

  • Address: 124 Racquette Dr. 80524
  • Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime during their open hours
  • Parking: On the street anywhere where there is a curb. Most of the parking is on Commerce Dr. before you round the corner to the brewery.  
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have several bike racks and easy to bike to from the Poudre River Trail or from Downtown Fort Collins. They are six blocks from the corner of Lincoln and Lemay. The #14 bus stop at Lincoln and Commerce Dr. is two blocks away.
  • Food: They have complementary pretzels and animal crackers. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food.
  • Kid-Friendly Features:  They’re pretty focused as a beer tasting room, so although they do have groups of parents meet here occasionally, the parents generally bring their own entertainment for the kids. They love having families in, but they don’t have a playground and prefer for folks to pay attention to their kids when they bring them here.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes, a small one
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, if the dog is people/dog-friendly, on the patio, and on a leash.

Intersect Brewing

  • Address: 2160 W. Drake Rd. Suite A-1
  • Hours: M – Th: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime is good excluding later than when children are expected to be in bed sleeping 🙂
  • Parking: Abundant parking in multiple lots in the center
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are close to the Spring Creek Trail and have multiple bike racks
  • Food: They source local food for their food menu – Blazin’ Wood Fired Pizza, Matador Mexican Grill burritos, Mouco Cheese, etc. They also have a variety of packaged snacks and juice boxes for sale. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, books, pinball machines, kids play areas inside and outside. They ask that the kids do not run or climb.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes, a 5000 sq. ft. patio that can hold 200 people
  • Dogs Allowed: As long as they are well-behaved and on a leash, they can come inside or out
  • Additional Info: They are a local husband and wife team with two young children that are thankful to be supported by such a great community, especially their west-side neighbors!

New Belgium Brewing Company

  • Address: 500 Linden St. 80524
  • Hours: Open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They see families visit all days, all times. With that said, the later in the day and F-Su are their busiest times, so if families are worried about crowds, stick to right around lunch time and try to visit early in the week.
  • Parking: Plenty – there is a lot right across the street.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have ample bicycle parking (have to when they have a bike on their Fat Tire label!) – and are located very near the Poudre River Rec trail. They also have a PACE rental bicycle station located out front. They are only a few blocks from Old Town, so the Max and other public transportation are an option if guests are down to walk a bit. Their vote is to bicycle there!
  • Food: Rotating food trucks daily. Check out their Food Truck Schedule. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: While they do not cater directly to kiddos, New Belgium does seem to be a popular spot to take the fam. They have a large outdoor area and some of the yard games. They also host outdoor movies a few weeks each fall and always make sure one of them is G.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, in most restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: A really big one with grass 
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, on a leash and guests are responsible for poo

McClellan’s Brewing Company

  • Address: 1035 S. Taft Hill Rd. 80521
  • Hours: S-Th: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Weekday and weekend afternoons until about 6:30 p.m. 
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Have bike racks
  • Food: Sandwiches, Appetizers, Charcuterie Boards, Soups, and Deserts all made in-house (full menu on their website)
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games and chalk on the patio, and when it’s not too busy, they will put on childrens’ programs on the T.V.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, on the patio only
  • Additional Info: They specialize in cask conditioned beers and have the best reuben in town

Purpose Brewing & Cellars

  • Address: 4025 S Mason St #C 80525
  • Hours: Th 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. | F – Sa 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sun 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They welcome kids at anytime…with their limited hours that don’t extend terribly late, they see kids joining the grown-ups daily and often.
  • Parking: They have a convenient parking adjacent to their taproom.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: The Mason Trail bike path and the Troutman Station Max bus-line stop are a 2 minute ride or 5 minute walk from Purpose. The bus stops near REI and Barnes & Noble are also a 5 minute walk from their doors.
  • Food: They have cheese plates with crackers and salamé available, as well as chips/nuts for a fee. They allow outside food (whether fast food or homemade food) to be brought in by guests. This is a fun way to have a friends/family (or mom’s group) meal together while getting out and about.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have a small selection of toys and games available of varying age levels. They encourage families to bring their own legos, puzzles, coloring books, etc. Their Barn Room, with its cozy couches, soft lighting, and barn doors, is often where families gather together for kid and adult fun.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, both men’s and women’s restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: They have a small patio area at their East entry with benches and high-top ledge that is nicely shaded during the summer days. 
  • Dogs Allowed:  Brewery-experienced furry friends are welcome outside and inside at Purpose. Trying out a brewery with your pet for the 1st time? That’s encouraged at Purpose where they embrace your efforts. They’ve even had a leash-trained cat and horses visit them as well!
  • Additional Info: They have brewery tours, cooperage classes (it’s all about the barrel, folks), and special events at Purpose and so they encourage you to sign up for their weekly newsletter to keep up on their happenings. They can also host your clubs, groups, parties and more. 

Red Truck Beer Company

  • Address: 1020 E. Lincoln Ave. 80524
  • Hours: Su-Th: 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They have no preference when kiddos come in; weekends seem really popular for families.
  • Parking: Large lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have a bus stop right out front of the brewery off of Lincoln Ave., and they have plenty of bike parking!
  • Food: They have a full menu, including a kids menu. Their kitchen is open during the entirety of their business hours.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have corn hole and a giant Connect 4 game. They also have a really large patio area, and lots of trucks!
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes, in the women’s restroom 
  • Outside Patio: A very large patio 
  • Dogs Allowed: Their patio is 100% dog friendly, however due to their kitchen, they cannot allow dogs inside the taproom.

Wellington

Old Colorado Brewing Co.

  • Address: 8121 First St. 80549
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime, they are a family-friendly brewery
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Plenty of space to park bikes and a half-block from downtown Wellington 
  • Food: Bar snacks, Food trucks (check their schedule), and bring your own
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, kid snacks and drinks, open areas to run
  • Highchairs: Not yet
  • Changing tables: Not yet
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, well-behaved and leashed please
  • Additional Info: They were the first craft brewery in Wellington and opened on Valentine’s Day 2016. Their taproom is situated in a 1922 remodeled grain elevator. Many of their beer recipes have historical significance. The recipes were passed down from the owner’s grandfather who had the first craft brewery in Fort Collins, which opened in June 1989 by the same name.

Loveland

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project 

  • Address: 127 E. 5th St. 80537
  • Hours: M: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | T-Th: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: During the day and before 6 are the best times for families with kiddos for their taproom. However, they do have a Barrel Room that is also open during normal taproom hours when it has not been reserved by a group. The room is mostly wide-open with chairs and tables that can be moved around. Evenings tend to get crowded. They welcome families at any time, but if guests are looking for space, earlier in the day is better. 
  • Parking: There is on-street parking in front of their building as well as a parking lot open to the public. A brand-new parking garage is about 3 blocks away.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are located in downtown Loveland, so they are easily accessible by bike and bus. Bike racks are located nearby or guests can chain up to their patio fence.
  • Food: They have snacks such as beef jerky, popcorn and pretzels. They offer Colorado-made sodas, too. They have food trucks every Wednesday and most Saturdays. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have board games available upon request and they have a shuffleboard table that is free to play. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the shuffleboard table. 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, in one of their restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Allowed on patio only 
  • Additional Info: They are proudly family-friendly and they want everyone to come and feel comfortable. However, children are not allowed to be left unattended anywhere in the brewery, including the Barrel Room. 

5030 Local

  • Address: 1480 Cascade Ave. 80538
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Families with young children can always enjoy their patio on summer afternoons. The weekend evenings are always a little louder with live music going. Weekday evenings are pretty family-friendly though. 
  • Parking: Huge parking lot 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are close to the Devil’s Backbone hiking area, as well as directly off the Loveland bike trail. 
  • Food: Has its own kitchen and does kid-sized custom pizzas
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games and some fountains that the kids always love to go hang out near.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Only service animals 

Berthoud 

Berthoud Brewing Company

  • Address: 450 8th St. 80513
  • Hours: M-Th: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Families with young children can always enjoy their patio on summer afternoons. The weekend evenings are always a little louder with live music going. Weekday evenings are pretty family-friendly though. 
  • Parking: Limited parking in front of the brewery
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: A lot of locals get to them by bike, golf cart, or walk over. They are located in a mildly residential area. 
  • Food: Chips, salsa, meat and cheese boards, salads, sodas, and other non-sugar beverages
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: On the patio 
  • Additional Info: They always have live music on weekends, chalk for the kids on the patio, and just a great family environment. The owner was lucky enough to meet his wife and two daughters at Berthoud Brewing! 

City Star Brewing

  • Address: 321 Mountain Ave. 80513
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: City Star is family-friendly. Well-behaved children are welcome at all times but must sit with and remain within arms reach of a guardian. Running, yelling, and throwing items will not be tolerated. 
  • Parking: Free parking on the street and in parking lots along 3rd Street (just East of the brewery)
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: RTD Flex runs North and South from Fort Collins and Loveland to Longmont and Boulder, stopping at Mountain and 3rd in Berthoud (less than a block from City Star Brewing).
  • Food: Guests are welcome to bring food into the brewery. They also host food trucks regularly. There are a handful of local restaurants that deliver and/or are within walking distance. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They offer an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and they have a selection of board games to enjoy.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: They offer a small front patio out front and larger beer garden out back. Children are not permitted in the beer garden (unofficially they can sit with an adult outside in the beer garden; but please no running around, playing in the gravel or on the stage). 
  • Dogs Allowed: Friendly dogs are welcome on the front and back patio, but not inside the taproom (unless a service dog). Walk through the taproom to access the back patio. Dogs must be on a leash and with their owner at all times. Please pick up after your pet.
  • Additional Info: City Star Brewing® offers award-winning, small batch ales and lagers, hand crafted in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the world renown, Great American Beer Festival in 2013 and a bronze metal in 2015. City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers. The tasting room includes an outdoor beer garden and barrel house that doubles as an event space. City Star offers a selection of approachable beers with regularly rotating specialties.

Greeley

Broken Plow Brewery 

  • Address: 4731 W. 10th St. 
  • Hours: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Best time for kids is 2 p.m.- 8 p.m. everyday. They have games, coloring activities, and even sidewalk chalk! They have sodas and snacks. They do encourage no young children after 8 p.m. when adults start coming in on their date nights and live music starts setting up.
  • Parking: They have plenty of parking all around the brewery. 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: There is a bus stop on W. 10th immediately in front of the brewery. They are below the street so there’s an easy hill to walk down to their parking lot. They have two bike racks and there are bike lanes on 10th St. There’s always Uber’s around for rides.
  • Food: They have a restaurant! It’s only closed on Sundays for now. The Kitchen at Broken Plow (opens at 4 p.m. each day and closes at 8 p.m. M-Th, and 9 p.m. on F-Sa. Check out their new summer menu.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They are a bar but they love families as long as parents are supervising! They aren’t completely child-proof so they need to be watched. The games must be supervised by an adult. They have lots for kids to do, as well as food and drinks for kids. Again, they ask that the little ones are not present after 8 p.m. The atmosphere changes to more of a bar for dates and sometimes the music gets louder. 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: We have a great patio! It can be crowded and kids need to be supervised.
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are allowed on the patio only and must be leashed and supervised. They provide water bowls.
  • Additional Info: They have great events like their Woodstock Weekend August 9-10 and their Catfish Po’Boy Potluck September 14. Both have live music and the Potluck is fun for kids. They do love families and hope that they feel comfortable coming in and are ok with supervising the kiddos to make it enjoyable for everyone.

Crabtree Brewing Company

  • Address: 2961 29th St. 80631
  • Hours: M – Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime as long as they are with their parents at all times
  • Parking: Large, inviting, and bright parking lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bus stop nearby and they have three bike racks.
  • Food: Bar snacks, food trucks, order in and you can bring your own.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Games and they make their own root beer that is self-serve in plastic mugs!
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Both men’s and women’s restrooms have full size changing tables, not the junk hanging off the wall.
  • Outside Patio: They have TWO very large outdoor patios with outdoor games, a cherry orchard and even a zen garden!
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are always allowed on the patios.
  • Additional Info: They make their own root beer and have a cider that’s gluten free. They are family-friendly but have a strict policy that children cannot be unsupervised at any time.

WeldWerks Brewing

  • Address: 508 8th Ave. 80631
  • Hours: M-Th: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fri-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They are happy to host families anytime but suggest coming on weekdays or during the afternoon on weekends. They aren’t as busy during those times, so families tend to enjoy the space more.  
  • Parking: Large parking lot on site. There is also a school parking lot that can be used after school hours and on weekends, as well as street parking to the south of the brewery.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have a bike rack and are less than a block away from a bus stop on northbound 8th Ave. 
  • Food: They offer complimentary pretzels, and sell chips/salsa, popcorn, and a snack mix.  They have food trucks Thursdays-Saturdays, and sometimes on Sundays. Guests are always welcome to bring outside food as well.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They sell root beer, Gatorade and Capri-Sun. They have a variety of board games.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: In both men’s and women’s restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: Yes, covered with cloth canopies  
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are welcome on the patio. Service animals are welcome inside  
  • Additional Info: They specialize in small batch brewing, so there is always something new at their taproom and new beer typically releases every Friday  

Wiley Roots Brewing Company

  • Address: 625 3rd Street Unit D, 80631
  • Hours: M-Tu: Closed | W-Th: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Su: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: On weekdays: Wed. and Thurs. in the afternoon and evening. Also, Sunday afternoon or evening.
  • Parking: Most guests are able to park in the parking lot but sometimes street parking on weekends is needed. 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are within a 10-minute walk from WeldWerks Brewing
  • Food: Free pretzels available. Call ahead for food truck information since they  don’t always have them. Guests may bring in outside food or have it delivered from nearby restaurants.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Juice boxes 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes 
  • Dogs Allowed: Leashed pets are welcome on the patio only
  • Additional Info: The brewery is located next to the train tracks and the trains pass by frequently. They ask that children be kept within arms reach and may not play on the tracks for safety purposes. 

Longmont

Grossen Bart Brewery

  • Address: 1025 Delaware Ave. 80501
  • Hours: M-T: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. | W: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Th: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. | F: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Afternoons and early evening 
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bus stop nearby, located near a biking trail, bike racks available, UBER/LYFT
  • Food: Free popcorn, food trucks, bring your own food, order in
  • Kid-Friendly Features: board games, kid-friendly snacks
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Outdoor beer garden with a mountain view 
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, anywhere 
  • Additional Info: Award winning beers, 12-16 rotating drafts always available, live music venue

Wibby Brewing

  • Address: 209 Emery St. 80501
  • Hours: M-Th: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – midnight | Su:11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Best time for families is early afternoons, especially on the weekends.  
  • Parking: Parking lot on site and across the street
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: There is a bus stop on Main St. and 2nd Ave. is only a block away.  Also, there is the Brewhop Trolley on weekends.
  • Food: Chips and popcorn along with rotating food trucks everyday
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, turf yard, covered pavilion, giant jenga, cornhole
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: A massive outdoor patio that has several shaded areas
  • Dogs Allowed: They are very dog friendly
  • Additional Info: They are a lager only brewery with several different options of every flavor of beer.  
Fort Collins + Wellington

Fort Collins

DC Oakes Brewhouse & Eatery

  • Address: 3581 Harmony Rd. #110. 80528
  • Hours: Open weekdays at 11 a.m. and weekends at 9a.m., Last call 11:30 p.m.
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime during the day and early evening is always great to bring families. In particular, they have a Kids Eat Free special on Tuesdays.  Additionally, they usually have some kids entertainment on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. such as face painting, bouncy house, magician, etc.
  • Parking: Ample outdoor parking lot 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bike friendly
  • Food: Full service menu 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have a great kids program: Goldfish Cracker appetizer, kids’ meal, kids’ drink with lid, and ice cream dessert. There is a toy box at entry to grab a toy or game to play with during the visit.  They also have cornhole on their patio. Just outside their patio is a small slide and play structure for the kids.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patios

Gilded Goat Brewing Company

  • Address: 3500 S. College Ave. 80525
  • Hours: M-Th: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | F-Sa: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | Su 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Their space is large enough where any time of day is fine. Their upstairs area has games, cards, and coloring books, with enough room to spread out.
  • Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the brewery.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Biking is very easy and they are located near the Mason Trail. There’s an underpass that goes under College Ave. making it easy access from the MAX-line. 
  • Food: They have a menu of snacks, a large Bavarian pretzel, meat and cheese plate, chips and salsa, nachos, and hot dog baskets. Guests can also bring in your own food. They sometimes have food trucks on Saturdays. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have games, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages (including juice boxes), and great snacks. Their space upstairs allows families to spread out a bit and relax. 
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: In the men’s restroom 
  • Outside Patio: Yes 
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are allowed on the patio. They love to have them!
  • Additional Info: They are a family-owned, local business that opened in 2017. They are proud to be a neighborhood brewery that focuses on great beer, a relaxing atmosphere, and excellent customer service. 

Horse and Dragon Brewing Company

  • Address: 124 Racquette Dr. 80524
  • Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime during their open hours
  • Parking: On the street anywhere where there is a curb. Most of the parking is on Commerce Dr. before you round the corner to the brewery.  
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have several bike racks and easy to bike to from the Poudre River Trail or from Downtown Fort Collins. They are six blocks from the corner of Lincoln and Lemay. The #14 bus stop at Lincoln and Commerce Dr. is two blocks away.
  • Food: They have complementary pretzels and animal crackers. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food.
  • Kid-Friendly Features:  They’re pretty focused as a beer tasting room, so although they do have groups of parents meet here occasionally, the parents generally bring their own entertainment for the kids. They love having families in, but they don’t have a playground and prefer for folks to pay attention to their kids when they bring them here.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes, a small one
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, if the dog is people/dog-friendly, on the patio, and on a leash.

Intersect Brewing

  • Address: 2160 W. Drake Rd. Suite A-1
  • Hours: M – Th: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime is good excluding later than when children are expected to be in bed sleeping 🙂
  • Parking: Abundant parking in multiple lots in the center
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are close to the Spring Creek Trail and have multiple bike racks
  • Food: They source local food for their food menu – Blazin’ Wood Fired Pizza, Matador Mexican Grill burritos, Mouco Cheese, etc. They also have a variety of packaged snacks and juice boxes for sale. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, books, pinball machines, kids play areas inside and outside. They ask that the kids do not run or climb.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes, a 5000 sq. ft. patio that can hold 200 people
  • Dogs Allowed: As long as they are well-behaved and on a leash, they can come inside or out
  • Additional Info: They are a local husband and wife team with two young children that are thankful to be supported by such a great community, especially their west-side neighbors!

New Belgium Brewing Company

  • Address: 500 Linden St. 80524
  • Hours: Open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They see families visit all days, all times. With that said, the later in the day and F-Su are their busiest times, so if families are worried about crowds, stick to right around lunch time and try to visit early in the week.
  • Parking: Plenty – there is a lot right across the street.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have ample bicycle parking (have to when they have a bike on their Fat Tire label!) – and are located very near the Poudre River Rec trail. They also have a PACE rental bicycle station located out front. They are only a few blocks from Old Town, so the Max and other public transportation are an option if guests are down to walk a bit. Their vote is to bicycle there!
  • Food: Rotating food trucks daily. Check out their Food Truck Schedule. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: While they do not cater directly to kiddos, New Belgium does seem to be a popular spot to take the fam. They have a large outdoor area and some of the yard games. They also host outdoor movies a few weeks each fall and always make sure one of them is G.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, in most restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: A really big one with grass 
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, on a leash and guests are responsible for poo

McClellan’s Brewing Company

  • Address: 1035 S. Taft Hill Rd. 80521
  • Hours: S-Th: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Weekday and weekend afternoons until about 6:30 p.m. 
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Have bike racks
  • Food: Sandwiches, Appetizers, Charcuterie Boards, Soups, and Deserts all made in-house (full menu on their website)
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games and chalk on the patio, and when it’s not too busy, they will put on childrens’ programs on the T.V.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, on the patio only
  • Additional Info: They specialize in cask conditioned beers and have the best reuben in town

Purpose Brewing & Cellars

  • Address: 4025 S Mason St #C 80525
  • Hours: Th 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. | F – Sa 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sun 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They welcome kids at anytime…with their limited hours that don’t extend terribly late, they see kids joining the grown-ups daily and often.
  • Parking: They have a convenient parking adjacent to their taproom.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: The Mason Trail bike path and the Troutman Station Max bus-line stop are a 2 minute ride or 5 minute walk from Purpose. The bus stops near REI and Barnes & Noble are also a 5 minute walk from their doors.
  • Food: They have cheese plates with crackers and salamé available, as well as chips/nuts for a fee. They allow outside food (whether fast food or homemade food) to be brought in by guests. This is a fun way to have a friends/family (or mom’s group) meal together while getting out and about.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have a small selection of toys and games available of varying age levels. They encourage families to bring their own legos, puzzles, coloring books, etc. Their Barn Room, with its cozy couches, soft lighting, and barn doors, is often where families gather together for kid and adult fun.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, both men’s and women’s restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: They have a small patio area at their East entry with benches and high-top ledge that is nicely shaded during the summer days. 
  • Dogs Allowed:  Brewery-experienced furry friends are welcome outside and inside at Purpose. Trying out a brewery with your pet for the 1st time? That’s encouraged at Purpose where they embrace your efforts. They’ve even had a leash-trained cat and horses visit them as well!
  • Additional Info: They have brewery tours, cooperage classes (it’s all about the barrel, folks), and special events at Purpose and so they encourage you to sign up for their weekly newsletter to keep up on their happenings. They can also host your clubs, groups, parties and more. 

Red Truck Beer Company

  • Address: 1020 E. Lincoln Ave. 80524
  • Hours: Su-Th: 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They have no preference when kiddos come in; weekends seem really popular for families.
  • Parking: Large lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have a bus stop right out front of the brewery off of Lincoln Ave., and they have plenty of bike parking!
  • Food: They have a full menu, including a kids menu. Their kitchen is open during the entirety of their business hours.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have corn hole and a giant Connect 4 game. They also have a really large patio area, and lots of trucks!
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes, in the women’s restroom 
  • Outside Patio: A very large patio 
  • Dogs Allowed: Their patio is 100% dog friendly, however due to their kitchen, they cannot allow dogs inside the taproom.

Wellington

Old Colorado Brewing Co.

  • Address: 8121 First St. 80549
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime, they are a family-friendly brewery
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Plenty of space to park bikes and a half-block from downtown Wellington 
  • Food: Bar snacks, Food trucks (check their schedule), and bring your own
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, kid snacks and drinks, open areas to run
  • Highchairs: Not yet
  • Changing tables: Not yet
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, well-behaved and leashed please
  • Additional Info: They were the first craft brewery in Wellington and opened on Valentine’s Day 2016. Their taproom is situated in a 1922 remodeled grain elevator. Many of their beer recipes have historical significance. The recipes were passed down from the owner’s grandfather who had the first craft brewery in Fort Collins, which opened in June 1989 by the same name.
Loveland + Berthoud

Loveland

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project 

  • Address: 127 E. 5th St. 80537
  • Hours: M: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | T-Th: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: During the day and before 6 are the best times for families with kiddos for their taproom. However, they do have a Barrel Room that is also open during normal taproom hours when it has not been reserved by a group. The room is mostly wide-open with chairs and tables that can be moved around. Evenings tend to get crowded. They welcome families at any time, but if guests are looking for space, earlier in the day is better. 
  • Parking: There is on-street parking in front of their building as well as a parking lot open to the public. A brand-new parking garage is about 3 blocks away.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are located in downtown Loveland, so they are easily accessible by bike and bus. Bike racks are located nearby or guests can chain up to their patio fence.
  • Food: They have snacks such as beef jerky, popcorn and pretzels. They offer Colorado-made sodas, too. They have food trucks every Wednesday and most Saturdays. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They have board games available upon request and they have a shuffleboard table that is free to play. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the shuffleboard table. 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes, in one of their restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Allowed on patio only 
  • Additional Info: They are proudly family-friendly and they want everyone to come and feel comfortable. However, children are not allowed to be left unattended anywhere in the brewery, including the Barrel Room. 

5030 Local

  • Address: 1480 Cascade Ave. 80538
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Families with young children can always enjoy their patio on summer afternoons. The weekend evenings are always a little louder with live music going. Weekday evenings are pretty family-friendly though. 
  • Parking: Huge parking lot 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are close to the Devil’s Backbone hiking area, as well as directly off the Loveland bike trail. 
  • Food: Has its own kitchen and does kid-sized custom pizzas
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games and some fountains that the kids always love to go hang out near.
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Only service animals 

Berthoud 

Berthoud Brewing Company

  • Address: 450 8th St. 80513
  • Hours: M-Th: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Families with young children can always enjoy their patio on summer afternoons. The weekend evenings are always a little louder with live music going. Weekday evenings are pretty family-friendly though. 
  • Parking: Limited parking in front of the brewery
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: A lot of locals get to them by bike, golf cart, or walk over. They are located in a mildly residential area. 
  • Food: Chips, salsa, meat and cheese boards, salads, sodas, and other non-sugar beverages
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: On the patio 
  • Additional Info: They always have live music on weekends, chalk for the kids on the patio, and just a great family environment. The owner was lucky enough to meet his wife and two daughters at Berthoud Brewing! 

City Star Brewing

  • Address: 321 Mountain Ave. 80513
  • Hours: M-Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: City Star is family-friendly. Well-behaved children are welcome at all times but must sit with and remain within arms reach of a guardian. Running, yelling, and throwing items will not be tolerated. 
  • Parking: Free parking on the street and in parking lots along 3rd Street (just East of the brewery)
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: RTD Flex runs North and South from Fort Collins and Loveland to Longmont and Boulder, stopping at Mountain and 3rd in Berthoud (less than a block from City Star Brewing).
  • Food: Guests are welcome to bring food into the brewery. They also host food trucks regularly. There are a handful of local restaurants that deliver and/or are within walking distance. 
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They offer an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and they have a selection of board games to enjoy.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: They offer a small front patio out front and larger beer garden out back. Children are not permitted in the beer garden (unofficially they can sit with an adult outside in the beer garden; but please no running around, playing in the gravel or on the stage). 
  • Dogs Allowed: Friendly dogs are welcome on the front and back patio, but not inside the taproom (unless a service dog). Walk through the taproom to access the back patio. Dogs must be on a leash and with their owner at all times. Please pick up after your pet.
  • Additional Info: City Star Brewing® offers award-winning, small batch ales and lagers, hand crafted in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the world renown, Great American Beer Festival in 2013 and a bronze metal in 2015. City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers. The tasting room includes an outdoor beer garden and barrel house that doubles as an event space. City Star offers a selection of approachable beers with regularly rotating specialties.
Greeley

Greeley

Broken Plow Brewery 

  • Address: 4731 W. 10th St. 
  • Hours: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Best time for kids is 2 p.m.- 8 p.m. everyday. They have games, coloring activities, and even sidewalk chalk! They have sodas and snacks. They do encourage no young children after 8 p.m. when adults start coming in on their date nights and live music starts setting up.
  • Parking: They have plenty of parking all around the brewery. 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: There is a bus stop on W. 10th immediately in front of the brewery. They are below the street so there’s an easy hill to walk down to their parking lot. They have two bike racks and there are bike lanes on 10th St. There’s always Uber’s around for rides.
  • Food: They have a restaurant! It’s only closed on Sundays for now. The Kitchen at Broken Plow (opens at 4 p.m. each day and closes at 8 p.m. M-Th, and 9 p.m. on F-Sa. Check out their new summer menu.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They are a bar but they love families as long as parents are supervising! They aren’t completely child-proof so they need to be watched. The games must be supervised by an adult. They have lots for kids to do, as well as food and drinks for kids. Again, they ask that the little ones are not present after 8 p.m. The atmosphere changes to more of a bar for dates and sometimes the music gets louder. 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: We have a great patio! It can be crowded and kids need to be supervised.
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are allowed on the patio only and must be leashed and supervised. They provide water bowls.
  • Additional Info: They have great events like their Woodstock Weekend August 9-10 and their Catfish Po’Boy Potluck September 14. Both have live music and the Potluck is fun for kids. They do love families and hope that they feel comfortable coming in and are ok with supervising the kiddos to make it enjoyable for everyone.

Crabtree Brewing Company

  • Address: 2961 29th St. 80631
  • Hours: M – Th: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Anytime as long as they are with their parents at all times
  • Parking: Large, inviting, and bright parking lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bus stop nearby and they have three bike racks.
  • Food: Bar snacks, food trucks, order in and you can bring your own.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Games and they make their own root beer that is self-serve in plastic mugs!
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: Both men’s and women’s restrooms have full size changing tables, not the junk hanging off the wall.
  • Outside Patio: They have TWO very large outdoor patios with outdoor games, a cherry orchard and even a zen garden!
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are always allowed on the patios.
  • Additional Info: They make their own root beer and have a cider that’s gluten free. They are family-friendly but have a strict policy that children cannot be unsupervised at any time.

WeldWerks Brewing

  • Address: 508 8th Ave. 80631
  • Hours: M-Th: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fri-Sa: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: They are happy to host families anytime but suggest coming on weekdays or during the afternoon on weekends. They aren’t as busy during those times, so families tend to enjoy the space more.  
  • Parking: Large parking lot on site. There is also a school parking lot that can be used after school hours and on weekends, as well as street parking to the south of the brewery.
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They have a bike rack and are less than a block away from a bus stop on northbound 8th Ave. 
  • Food: They offer complimentary pretzels, and sell chips/salsa, popcorn, and a snack mix.  They have food trucks Thursdays-Saturdays, and sometimes on Sundays. Guests are always welcome to bring outside food as well.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: They sell root beer, Gatorade and Capri-Sun. They have a variety of board games.
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: In both men’s and women’s restrooms 
  • Outside Patio: Yes, covered with cloth canopies  
  • Dogs Allowed: Dogs are welcome on the patio. Service animals are welcome inside  
  • Additional Info: They specialize in small batch brewing, so there is always something new at their taproom and new beer typically releases every Friday  

Wiley Roots Brewing Company

  • Address: 625 3rd Street Unit D, 80631
  • Hours: M-Tu: Closed | W-Th: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | F-Sa: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Su: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: On weekdays: Wed. and Thurs. in the afternoon and evening. Also, Sunday afternoon or evening.
  • Parking: Most guests are able to park in the parking lot but sometimes street parking on weekends is needed. 
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: They are within a 10-minute walk from WeldWerks Brewing
  • Food: Free pretzels available. Call ahead for food truck information since they  don’t always have them. Guests may bring in outside food or have it delivered from nearby restaurants.
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Juice boxes 
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Yes 
  • Dogs Allowed: Leashed pets are welcome on the patio only
  • Additional Info: The brewery is located next to the train tracks and the trains pass by frequently. They ask that children be kept within arms reach and may not play on the tracks for safety purposes. 
Longmont

Longmont

Grossen Bart Brewery

  • Address: 1025 Delaware Ave. 80501
  • Hours: M-T: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. | W: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Th: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. | F: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Sa: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Su: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Afternoons and early evening 
  • Parking: Lot
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: Bus stop nearby, located near a biking trail, bike racks available, UBER/LYFT
  • Food: Free popcorn, food trucks, bring your own food, order in
  • Kid-Friendly Features: board games, kid-friendly snacks
  • Highchairs: No
  • Changing tables: No
  • Outside Patio: Outdoor beer garden with a mountain view 
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes, anywhere 
  • Additional Info: Award winning beers, 12-16 rotating drafts always available, live music venue

Wibby Brewing

  • Address: 209 Emery St. 80501
  • Hours: M-Th: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | F-Sa: 11 a.m. – midnight | Su:11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
  • Best time to visit with kids: Best time for families is early afternoons, especially on the weekends.  
  • Parking: Parking lot on site and across the street
  • Other ways to get to the brewery: There is a bus stop on Main St. and 2nd Ave. is only a block away.  Also, there is the Brewhop Trolley on weekends.
  • Food: Chips and popcorn along with rotating food trucks everyday
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Board games, turf yard, covered pavilion, giant jenga, cornhole
  • Highchairs: Yes
  • Changing tables: Yes
  • Outside Patio: A massive outdoor patio that has several shaded areas
  • Dogs Allowed: They are very dog friendly
  • Additional Info: They are a lager only brewery with several different options of every flavor of beer.  

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2 Responses to Guide to Family-Friendly Breweries in Northern Colorado

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    Alison July 26, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

    You forgot Sparge Brewing and Soul Squared in Wellington!

  2. Jennifer Hitt
    Jennifer Hitt July 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    Yikes! Sure did! I must have been going off on older list when I contacted breweries. I will get in contact with them. Thanks for letting me know!