Family-Friendly Breweries: 10 for You to Try Around Lansing


Kids Allowed: 10 Breweries That Aren’t Just For Adults

When we think brewery we don’t usually think kids. However, some breweries in Lansing make it really easy to get out for the night with kids when it’s not a date night or moms night out. Art supplies, games, and yummy food make for a great combo as far as kid approval goes. Bonus – our TOP 10 picks have a great atmosphere and brews to match.

Here is our team’s TOP 10 favorite family friendly breweries you’ll love to hang out at with the entire family.


TOP 10 Favorite Family-Friendly Lansing Area Breweries

Lansing Family Fun’s favorite breweries around town in no particular order:

#10 Ozone Brewhouse

Address: 305 Beaver St, Lansing, MI 48906

Ozone Brewhouse’ patio is a great family-friendly place during the summer. Indoor is 21+. The patio is lovely and a pizza food truck is available at coinciding hours.

On Tap: 11  beers 1 Cider
Kid Points:
Patio, casual food pick up, a walking location – Old Town.

Address: 402 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

Located in the heart of downtown Lansing, this extremely family-friendly brewery uses local food and vendors for their delicious menu.

On Tap: 53 beers + 5 ciders
Kid Points: 
Live music, special events (some even geared towards kids), lots of seating.

#8 Sanctuary

Address: 902 E. Saginaw Hwy., Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Sanctuary is located by Pancho’s Taqueria Food Truck – need we say more? Tacos + kids = family win.

On Tap: 26 beers + hard ciders and spirits
Kid Points:
Yummy walk-up food options, spacious for little movers.

#7 Old Nation Brewing Co.

Address: 1500 E Grand River Rd, Williamston, MI 48895

This place is a kid-friendly, delicious, and memorable place to hang with the family.

On Tap: 12  beers 1 root beer
Kid Points: 
Comfort food kids love and will eat, live music, patio seating.

#6 HopCat

Address: 300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823

HopCat, known for its huge list of beers and ciders should also be known for the fact that it’s welcoming to all – even the littles. Families enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the 100 beers and ciders on tap! #somanychoices

On Tap: 100  including beers and ciders
Kid Points:
Patio, great food, family accommodating.

#5 BAD Brewing Company

Address: 440 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI 48854
Photo courtesy of Rene E.

BAD is FUN! Reserve an igloo or catch one first-come-first-serve. Bonus – Good Bites serves food on location.

On Tap: 19  beers
Kid Points: 
Igloos, casual food pick up, live music.

Address: 200 E Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

This unique location was once home to the old City Hall and St. Micheals Church in Grand Ledge. That in itself is fun, but their special sodas make it extra fun for the kids.

Kid Points: small batch sodas, live music, special events.

#3 Looking Glass Brewing Company

Address: 115 N Bridge St, Dewitt, MI 48820

Looking glass is a great option for a couple of reasons. They turned an old church into a brewery which is rad in my book, coming from Oregon where McMinimens rules (great places to go if you’re ever in the area). Looking Glass takes things to a really fun family-friendly level. They have family game nights every Sunday. You’ll find their events listed on our calendar.

On Tap: 20 taps including 12-16  beers + cider and seasonal wines.
Kid Points:
Family game nights, games and coloring options while eating, great food, unique atmosphere.

#2 Lansing Brewing Company

Address: 518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, MI 48912
Lansing Brewing Company Patio with kids Downtown Lansing

If you haven’t already spent time hanging out at Lansing Brewing Company – you’ll want to plan a date. It’s like a fun oasis.

On Tap: 12  beers + cider and wine available
Kid Points: 
Huge patio, oversized games like Jenga, corn hole, and more. Multiple places to order + walk-up ordering, live music, multiple rooms for whichever atmosphere or vibe you’re looking for on your visit.

#1 Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Address: 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068

Topping our list at the #1 position is Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall because of their outdoor play area for kids! You’ll love the vibe here, it’s as they say “where the cool kids hang.” See ya there. #youngatheart

On Tap: 11  beers 1 Cider
Kid Points: 
live music, outdoor play area, yummy food, events and more!

Honorary “Spirits” Pick: Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Uncle John’s is a kid land haven, but it’s also home to a delicious wine and hard cider bar!

Kid Points: live music, multiple outdoor play areas, special events and much more!


More Family Friendly Breweries Around Lansing: Tell Us Your Favorite!

What did we miss? Is your favorite family-friendly brewery not listed? Let us know and help us get to a top 20 list! If you have a favorite that’s already on our list, comment below, we’d love to hear why your family loves it!

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