6 kid friendly Birmingham breweries to take your kiddos on a Saturday afternoon

Birmingham, Trussville, Slag Heap Brewing Co.
Homemade rootbeer at Slag Heap Brewing Co in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Thanks to a few great family friendly Birmingham breweries, you can have your beer and child-rear too. Here’s our list of the best Birmingham breweries to check out when the kids are in tow.

Birmingham’s Best Kid Friendly Breweries

As breweries continue to rule the Birmingham social scene, so do the nap schedules of millennial offspring. What’s a mom or dad to do?

Many local breweries are standing in solidarity with parents wanting a relaxing Saturday afternoon by providing a family friendly atmosphere, complete with crayons and games. #parentingwin

Most experts agree that using your common sense when bringing kids to a brewery is key. Although it can be a fun place to hang, it is no Chuck-E-Cheese. Know your limits (both with alcohol and sassy child tolerance,) and definitely clear out by 8 PM!

And it obviously goes without saying, but please drink in moderation.

Good People Brewing Co.

Good People Brewing Co. is the perfect spot for entertaining little ones on a Saturday afternoon. 10/10 on the kid-not-losing-their-mind scale—we’ll be back with both offspring in tow.

Kid friendly notes:

  • Games (GIANT JENGA!)
  • Confined space to run around
  • Changing table in bathroom
  • Lots of puppers for petting
Mumbai Rye at Good People Brewing. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Cahaba Brewing Company

Cahaba Brewing has the perfect setup to occupy both dog and human children. With plenty of space and tons of games, you can’t go wrong here. The skee ball is an optimal distractor for at least 23.7 minutes. That’s a long time in 6-year-old-minutes.

Kid friendly notes:

  • Games
  • Food Trucks
  • Confined space to run
  • Live entertainment for kid noodle dancing
Cahaba Brewing Company Goodwill Game Night holding Rock’em Sock’em tournament benefiting Birmingham Audubon. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Trim Tab Brewing

Trim Tab Brewing is another great spot for a Saturday afternoon.

Kid friendly perks:

  • Games
  • Projection screen
  • Live entertainment for kid noodle dancing
  • Lots of puppers for petting
The Trimtab patio is fun and bright with lots of seating. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Avondale Brewing Company

Avondale Brewing Company is the perfect Saturday spot for your aspiring dancing queen to cut a rug.

  • Games
  • Confined grassy area to run
  • Lots of puppers for petting
  • Live entertainment for kid noodle dancing
  • Food Trucks
The patio at Avondale Brewing is large and includes a stage for live music. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Birmingham District Brewing Co.

Birmingham District Brewing Co. has a great interior courtyard perfect for wrangling kiddos. It recently opened in November, and is located at The Battery.

Kid friendly notes:

  • Games
  • Space to run
  • Food trucks
  • Lots of puppers for petting
  • Live entertainment for kid noodle dancing
Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham District Brewing Co., beer flight
Flights of four are $8. That gorgeous tabletop below was crafted by Magic City Woodworks. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Back Forty Birmingham

Back Forty Birmingham is located at Sloss Docks. Read our 10 facts about them here.

Kid friendly notes:

  • Games—ping pong, corn hole
  • Food (Fries—yum!)
  • Space to run
  • Lots of puppers for petting
  • Live entertainment for kid noodle dancing
The patio at Back Forty Beer Co. is beautiful, complete with rocking chairs and a ping pong table! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Read our Birmingham brewery guide here.