15+ Austin Breweries With Playgrounds

One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is to go out to a brewery, let the kids run around and just hang out with friends.

There are so many kid-friendly breweries in the greater Austin area that have playground so we can always find a fun place for everyone when the weather is nice! Some of our best days have been spent relaxing at breweries on beautiful days.

Many of these kid-friendly beer spots also serve non-alcoholic options and food, so you can make a whole day of it. (Drink responsibly, of course!)

Here are lots of Austin area breweries to find playgrounds (tons in Dripping Springs!). Find the closest one to you with this map, which also has restaurants with playgrounds!

(And if you notice a lot of the awesome natural playgrounds have similar looks, it’s because Chris Levack has become THE guy for brewery playgrounds around Austin. Pretty sweet gig, if you ask me!)

1. Fitzhugh Brewing

15435 Fitzhugh Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Fitzhugh Brewing

This is one of the cutest playscapes out there. It’s white wood to match the main building, and it’s a good size for both little and big kids. I love the setup of this kid-friendly brewery with lots of tables all around the table, so you can always find a spot to sit and sip and supervise your kids.

2. Frontyard Brewing/5 Soul Wine Co.

4514 Bob Wire Road
Spicewood, TX 78669

5Soul and Frontyard Brewing

No playscape, per se, but these two drinkeries share a spacious outdoor area with a great hill country view. There are long firepits, pickle ball courts, and cornhole. There’s also a big space with a seesaw, toys, blocks, a hill that sometimes has a moveable slide and a couple disc golf holes.

3. Jester King

13187 Fitzhugh Rd.
Austin, TX 78736

Jester King

Jester King has evolved a ton in the past 10 years. It was family-friendly before because it had plenty of space for kids to just run around, but now it has even more space to run and some kid-centric areas.

It has a playground that opened in late 2021 and a herd of goats the kids can visit (you pay to enter the goat pen or you can see them and pet them from outside the fence).

4. Meanwhile Brewing Co.

3901 Promontory Point Dr.
Austin, Texas 78744

Meanwhile Brewing

This is our favorite family-friendly brewery. We discovered this place on our way home from McKinney Falls State Park and it was love at first sight.

There’s plenty of room inside and outside, a turf area, and lots of shade over an awesome natural-style treehouse, slide, balance beam and a jungle gym. The food trucks are delicious, there’s beer, cocktails and coffee options, and we just like the vibes. The only downside is that parking fills up, so you may have to park on the street and walk a bit.

5. Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Ter.
Austin, Tx 78758

Austin Beerworks

A lot of the breweries with playgrounds are outside of the city or out toward the airport, but Austin Beerworks is a reliable, fun place in North Austin. It doesn’t have a traditional playground for kids, but it has a small play area with turf-covered hills and tunnels, as well as chalk and hula hoops.

6. Family Business Beer Co. (CLOSED)

19510 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Family Business Beer Co.

I LOVE Family Business. It’s out a bit far west for us to visit all the time, but we always have the best days there, days I look back on warmly. Lots of trees, lots of tables, and a big fenced-in playground. No doubt your kids will end up carrying gravel up and dropping it down the slides.

You can get pizza, drink beer, listen to live music, and let the kids run wild.

2024 EDIT: This taproom is closed, and it’s unclear whether it will open in this spot again.

7. Vista Brewing

13551 FM 150 W
Driftwood, TX 78619

Vista Brewing

This is a cute brewery out in Driftwood that we visited on our way home from Wimberley. There are plenty of tables closer to the buildings, but you have to walk just a bit to find the playground.

It’s a little treehouse with a couple slides. Kids of all size can run around in it or under it.

8. 12 Fox Beer Co.

4700 W Fitzhugh Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

12 Fox

This playground is not for little kids, but big kids can have a lot of fun on it. It doesn’t seem to be professionally built, so the ladders are really hard to get up (I had a hard time with it even!) and the rope bridge is kind of steep.

There are some little play things on the ground for toddlers and preschoolers though. A little slide and some tires to climb on and room to run around.

9. The Good Lot

2500 W New Hope Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

The Good Lot

The Good Lot has a big grassy area with lots of shade trees where kids love to run around and some great wooden climbing structures. Even the big one is easy enough for little kids to climb — my then-2-year-old could get to the top. It’s definitely looks scarier to parents than kids.

They don’t brew their own beer at The Good Lot, but they have lots of local beer on tap. And they have a great food truck setup.

10. Ghost Note Brewing

23663 Ranch Road 12 @ Ghost Note Lane
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Ghost Note Brewing

If you like the playgrounds at Meanwhile and Jester King, check out Ghost Note Brewing. The same person made all three playgrounds. It has a treehouse with slide, balance beams and a rope net for climbing.

It’s just a little bit farther out in Dripping Springs than the row of breweries on Fitzhugh, but it has lots of open space and such a relaxed vibe.

11. Austin Beerworks Sprinkle Valley

10300 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks Sprinkle Valley

Austin Beerworks is really trying to do something big with their newest location out in northeast Austin! There’s an awesome playground by Chris Levack and lots of open space (the treehouse playground itself is shaded, but the shade for the seating is limited). And when it’s too hot, there’s a family room inside with plenty of tables, toys and TVs.

Grownups can have play dates here too, because the disc golf course is legit (you do have to sign a waiver and pay an entry fee — $5 last I checked).

12. Fast Friends Beer Co.

7313 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX

Fast Friends playground

It’s so nice to have more breweries with playgrounds in Austin city limits! This spot is located on the 35 service road, and has a cool playscape with slide and tunnel. They also have plans for more play features and shade coming soon.

13. Suds Monkey Brewing Co.

12024 US 290
Austin, TX

Slide, swing, balance and play in a pretend Jeep at Suds Monkey out west! This spot doesn’t get talked about enough, but it’s got lots of trees and outdoor space and a fun playscape.

14. Oddwood Brewing

3108 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

When you want to stay in the middle of Austin but go to a brewery with a kids area, head to Oddwood. There’s a mostly fenced play area for kids in the back with turf and a playhouse, and a room with free arcade games inside!

15. Shady Llama

18325 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX 78676

I wouldn’t exactly consider Wimberley part of the Austin area, but this is a fun spot if you’re out west (and to be fair, it’s on the edge of Wimberley and Dripping Springs!). There’s a lot of shade, food trucks, llamas(!) and two separate play areas — one playhouse with wood paths to walk around and one farther down with slides and climbing that’s better for older kids.

They don’t brew their own beer, but they have lots of different options on tap. And the view can’t be beat.

16. Rockabilly Brewing

1133 CR 137
Hutto, TX 

Rockabilly has been getting off the ground piece by piece, but they’ve always been kid-friendly. Before getting their current playscape, they would rent bounce houses every weekend for the kids to play on! They do have a playground now — and are having a pirate ship playground built to replace it with soon.

17. Batch

3220 Manor Road
Austin, Texas

Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches

I LOVE Batch. It’s craft beer and kolaches, which you wouldn’t think would work as a business, but it does. The backyard has great shade trees and turf hills with mushroom stools for kids to run around. To be honest, I often come and get a coffee or canned drink earlier in the day. It’s such a sweet little spot!

18. Nomadic Outpost

3505 Country White Ln
Austin, TX 78749

Nomadic Outpost

This South Austin location of Nomadic Beerworks is such a lovely spot. There are shade trees, cornhole, a slackline ninja course and playscape. Grab food at the food trucks or at Slab BBQ.

19. Lazarus Brewing

4803 Airport Blvd
Austin TX 78751

Lazarus Brewing pirate ship playscape

You can grab a beer, coffee or taco at the Airport Blvd location of Lazarus Brewing, and they have the coolest teal pirate ship playscape and funky ride-on animals. This is a fun little spot to meet friends all day long, and not too far from Central Austin.

It’s hot and sunny out there! If you want to make sure you can grab a drink with some shade, consider these great spots.

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