31 Kid-Friendly Breweries in Chicago’s Suburbs

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For beer and cider fans, enjoying the local brewery is one of the easiest ways to shop local. After all, most of our local breweries are owned and run by folks who live in the nearby communities! Chicago’s suburbs are home to a variety of relaxed, kid-friendly breweries where kids can be kids and parents can enjoy a cold beer or cider. Some locations have a full kitchen and food menu, while others let you bring your own food or order in from nearby restaurants.

Nearly all of the businesses on our list have outdoor dining space, offer non-alcoholic beers, or offer kid-friendly amenities like high chairs or board games. Let’s brew up some fun together!

Kid-Friendly Breweries

Hopvine Brewing Company
4030 Fox Valley Center Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 229-6030
Hopvine specializes in pairing their brews with their menu. Their outdoor space is bordered by real hop plants! They have a kids’ menu, and their desserts include glazed mini donuts with vanilla dipping sauce.

Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 264-2739
Located in a historic (and huge) 1856 limestone train roundhouse, this location has a “modern supper club” restaurant with an outdoor beer garden, as well as a coffee cafe. They often host live music, as well as Mother’s Day and other prix-fixe events.

Wolfden Brewing
112 West Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(847) 610-5117
Get your brew with a side of BOO! This brewery is rumored to be haunted. They sell non-alocholic drinks, including soda and lemonade, and serve food including mini corn dogs, chicken tenders, and Bosco sticks. They’re dog-friendly, too, and have treats you can order for your pup!

Miskatonic Brewing Company
1000 North Frontage Road, Unit C
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 541-9414
Miskatonic does not serve food, but allows patrons to bring in their own food or order from local restaurants. They have games on hand and serve sodas for the kiddos.

A mom and her kids hanging out at one of the kid-friendly breweries playing with toys at the table
Rita and her kids enjoying the outdoor patio at Miskatonic.

Alter Brewing: Downers Grove Taproom
2300 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 541-9558
The Downers Grove location is in a quiet industrial park next to a grassy field (perfect for getting the wiggles out). The DG location only has two standard-height tables; the remainder are bar-height, which may be tricky for smaller children and babies. They only serve bar snacks, but you can bring in food from the outside.

Emmett’s Brewing Co.
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 434-8500

110 N Brockway Street
Palatine, IL 60067

128 W Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
This chic local brewpub has a wide selection of food, including a kids’ menu. Emmett’s also has locations in West Dundee and Palatine. The Wheaton location has closed.

Goldfinger Brewing Company
513 Rogers Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 541-9728
This lager-only brewery has a large outdoor covered space that is parking-lot adjacent. While the lot is on the quiet side, traffic-wise, it’s probably best for kids who won’t run. They do block off the entire lot for events.

Penrose Brewing Company
509 Stevens Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2115
Penrose does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own or pick some up from a nearby restaurant. They serve non-alocholic sodas and LaCroix in addition to beer and cider.

Two Hound Red Brewing Co.
486 Pennsylvania Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 547-2912
Kids meals are available at this brewpub in the historic Schmid’s Pharmacy building.

Church Street Brew
1480 Industrial Drive, Unit C
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 438-5725
Church Street calls themselves “totally family friendly!” and is unique in that they offer a large, grassy outdoor area (summers only) for a picnic-like vibe. Their kitchen is open on weekends and weeknights. Check out their calendar for events including food trucks, a Halloween dog costume contest, and live music.

Milk Money Brewing
75 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 582-6030
This stylish brewpub in downtown La Grange offers a kids’ menu for little diners.

Noon Whistle Brewing Lombard Brewpub
800 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 376-6895
The original Noon Whistle location now has a full-service kitchen. They are family-friendly and have games for everyone to play, including arcade games and giant Connect Four. Their menu includes kids’ meals, as well.

Noon Whistle’s Lombard location has fun and games for the whole family.

2 Fools Cider Taproom
1864 High Grove Lane, Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4600
Bring your quarters so kids can play coin-operated classics in the arcade corner. They’ve got Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Mortal Kombat, and foosball. Tap list is mostly cider, but includes a couple beers as well. Check website for “on tap” lists before you go. On Fridays, they have food trucks; check their Facebook page for updates.

Hop District Community Brewing Co.
23 East 31st Street
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 469-7856
Hop District has an enclosed beer garden in addition to a taproom that lets you see into the brewhouse. They’ve partnered with Mattone for free food delivery to your table and also bring in food trucks on occasion; check out their Facebook page for events.

Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling
431 Talcott Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 914-5834

245 East Main Street
Roselle, IL 60172
(847) 285-1909

106 South Riverside Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 549-7372
This local brewery has outdoor seating at all its locations. They only serve light snacks, but the locations may host food trucks or partner with local businesses, too.

Bubblehouse Brewing Company
2121 Ogden Avenue, Unit A
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 541-3968
Bubblehouse has a selection of games you can borrow, including a Canadian favorite called Crokinole. Their patio is pet-friendly. Check out their Instagram for upcoming events, including live music and food trucks.

Go Brewing
1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 155
Naperville, IL 60540
Go specializes in non-alcoholic and low-alcohol brewing with a focus on health and wellness. The taproom hosts weekly events, live music, food trucks and more. Be sure to check out their Viking Family Harvest Fest on October 28th from 12:00 – 4:00pm.

Noon Whistle Production in Naperville
1748 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 431-4882
Check the Naperville location’s website for the line-up of live music and food trucks onsite. You’re also welcome to bring your own food, and the business is family-friendly.

Solemn Oath Brewery
1661 Quincy Avenue, Suite 179
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 995-3062
This location has a fun “Igloo & Dome Forest” in their outdoor space, which is a fun twist on the usual table set-up. You can bring in your own food, as they do not serve any. Check their events page to find out about visiting food trucks and family-friendly events.

Solemn Oath’s Igloo & Dome Forest is a hit all year round.

BBGB Brewery & Hop Farm
2000 West Orchard Road
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 299-3977
Co-located with whiskey distillery and restaurant Hardware, which offers a kids’ menu alongside gastropub fare.

Khaos Brewcade
12337 Illinois Rte 59 Suite
Plainfield, IL 60585
(815) 782-6640
Kids (and adults!) can enjoy over 40 arcade games, pinball machines, and sports action games for $10 plus tax for unlimited play per person.

Alter Brewing: St. Charles Brewery and Kitchen
12 South First Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(331) 901-5949
The St. Charles location is right downtown with a view of the river from the patio. It combines brews with a full-service restaurant, including a kids’ menu. Enter from the South as access from Main Street is closed temporarily for construction (as of October 10, 2023).

Riverlands Brewing Company
1860 Dean Street, Unit A
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 549-6293
Children are welcome to come in with their parents but must be seated or in a stroller (and not at the bar) and supervised at all times. The brewery has some kid-friendly games on hand to help keep kids occupied.

MORE Brewing Company
126 South Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 501-1519
MORE calls itself family-friendly and encourages patrons to bring the kids. They have a kids’ menu and several non-alcoholic drink options, too. This location does not have any outdoor seating.

Imperial Oak Brewing
501 Willow Boulevard
Willow Springs, IL 60480
(708) 330-5096

9526 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 255-5452 
This brewery occasionally hosts family-friendly events. They do not serve food, but you can check their website for food truck options at both locations, or bring your own.

Two Brothers Tap House
Tap House
30W315 Calumet Avenue West
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-2337
This favorite local brewery’s tap house serves upscale pub fare, including a kids’ menu for the littles to enjoy.

Ike & Oak Brewing Co.
6315 Main Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(331) 998-2907
This local brewpub is known for its excellent food, especially its gourmet pizzas. They offer a kids’ menu and occasionally host family-friendly events; check their Facebook page for what’s happening.

You have a baby! In a bar! Okay, you don’t need to name that movie, but we all know where I’m going with this…we couldn’t have put this list together without the help of our loyal readers. If we missed your favorite spot, let us know in the comments!

If you are looking for more indoor fun, head to our Indoor Fun Guide with ideas for all ages.

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