At the end of a long day, sometimes all you want is a beer – even (maybe especially) parents.
Luckily, Indianapolis is brimming with family-friendly breweries, inviting you to enjoy a cold one without needing a sitter. Check out these Indianapolis breweries, bring along the little ones, and enjoy some local craft beer responsibly. Cheers!
Officially making its downtown location family-friendly just last year, all three of Sun King’s locations now allow all ages. With a spacious tap room, outdoor seating, and bookshelves of games, your kids won’t be bored while you enjoy a brew at Sun King downtown.
Locations: Downtown Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers
Headquartered in Bloomington, Upland now has a handful of locations in and around Indianapolis, all kid-friendly, with kids menus and great music to boot.
Locations: Bloomington, Carmel, Indianapolis, Columbus
It seems at almost every turn, Books & Brews has a new Indianapolis-area location. With daily specials, trivia nights, $3 books, stacks of games, and kids-eat-free days, you’ll want to head to your neighborhood family-friendly B&B stat.
Locations: Broad Ripple, Mass Ave, South Indy, North Indy, Carmel, Muncie, Brownsburg, Noblesville, Zionsville
First opening in Greenwood in 2012, Mashcraft Brewing has grown to three family-friendly locations, promising “great beer and great service” and to be “responsible and charitable members of our surrounding community.”
Locations: Greenwood, Indianapolis, Fishers
Craft beer at the movies? Yes please. Even though it’s a (small) national chain, beer is brewed locally onsite. Indiana beers are $2 on Mondays and movies are just $5.25 on Wednesdays.
Originally established in 1873 as Indianapolis’ fourth Catholic parish, the historic St. Joseph is now a beloved brewery and event space. Kids are welcome in this unique space, but note that it’s closed on Mondays.
Location: Indianapolis (Lockerbie Square)