These Kid Friendly Restaurants Serve the Best Beer in Grand Rapids

Do you think breweries and “kid friendly restaurant” don’t go together? Think again. Some breweries even have a family-centered atmosphere and cater to them specifically.

Here is the list compiled by YOU, our readers, of your favorite family-friendly breweries around Grand Rapids. These are the winners of the 2019 Grandtastic Awards, in other words, your choices of the best from Grand Rapids.

We live in Beer City USA after all, so you can be pretty certain to find something you like here.

Do you know of any more? Please tell us in the comments below and also tell us why.

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Here’s the area kid friendly restaurants that are serving up delicious craft beer.

1 – Founders Brewing Company

With several award-winning brews, Founders Brewing Company is known for their complex, world-class ales.  Founders is the big name for breweries in Grand Rapids and the forerunner of the West Michigan brewery explosion. They proudly claim to continue to “push the liquid envelope” by innovating new brewing concepts and flavors.

The Grand Rapids taproom is modeled after a German beer hall with a patio and beer garden. With a diverse selection of food, including freshly-baked Telera bread pizza, hand-crafted sandwiches, and munchies, families can enjoy live music in an open and laid-back atmosphere.

founders brewing company is one of Grand Rapids favorite kid friendly breweries

2  – The Mitten  Brewing Company

Located in an old Fire Engine House on Grand Rapids’ west side, The Mitten Brewing Company is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery/pizzeria where both sports enthusiasts and lovers of restored Victorian buildings can especially enjoy the unique atmosphere.

The Mitten believes that what sets them apart is the commitment they have to their community, and they pride themselves on being a neighborhood favorite.  They are dedicated to making children comfortable when visiting by engaging them and offering a kid’s menu with favorites like pizza, chicken nuggets, and mac and cheese.

The Mitten Brewing Company is a kid friendly restaurant

3 –  Perrin Brewing Company

Located in Comstock Park, Perrin Brewing Company has between 18-25 beers on tap, a large menu selection of American fare – including a kid’s menu, and monthly series of special events including beer tastings.

The main thing families enjoy at Perrin Brewing is the open space concept. They offer the in-pub space, patio, and a deck in the summer to make it more accommodating for larger groups and families.

Perrin Brewing Company

4 – Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant is a family-owned and oriented business. Modeled after traditional “public houses” of Europe, the focus is on family and conversation as well as food and drink.
The kid’s menu is tailored to closely resemble the fare that the adults are eating including mac and cheese made with mornay sauce and draft root beer. Thoughtful care to children is part of the Brewery Vivant experience.
The seasonal beer garden opens up in the warmer weather to include a miniature chapel playhouse for the kids to explore while Mom and Dad enjoy the farmhouse ales.

Brewery Vivant

5 – Vander Mill

Vander Mill in Grand Rapids and Spring Lake has a welcoming dining room with ample space for families to comfortably sit and enjoy meals. They also have a spacious outdoor patio with shade trees and a lawn area where kids are encouraged to run around on and play. Their kid’s menu features free fresh apple juice!

Vander Mill

6 – City Built Brewing

City Built Brewing is on Monroe Ave. strives to set themselves apart from other breweries with a distinctive Puerto Rican flare in their menu.

Their large, enticing menu includes appetizers, entrees, and a variety of taco specialties.

Their emphasis, however, is on hospitality. City Built Brewing hosts weekly game nights and boasts a living room atmosphere with a children’s play area.

7 – Harmony Brewing Company

Harmony Brewing Company offers two options: a neighborhood pub which features wood-fired pizzas in Eastown and a second location, Harmony Hall, on the west side of Grand Rapids. Both locations have large, appealing menus, though special note: The Harmony Hall menu includes the Pretserious – which is a pretzel that weighs just over a pound!

Harmony’s staff is trained to wait specifically on families, which includes bringing kids’ food and drinks out asap, and supplying them with coloring pages and apple slices. The Eastown location has a shelf with kids’ books and toys, and the Harmony Hall even has stepping stools in the restrooms.

Harmony Brewing Company

8 – Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery on Bridge Street NW serves “artisan ales” and a full menu that includes traditional pub fare along with a kid’s menu. Jolly Pumpkin has a relaxed, whimsical atmosphere that includes outdoor seating and a penchant for Halloween – though “pumpkin” is only one of their many beer flavors.

9 – Latitude 42 Brewing Company

Family-owned and operated, Latitude 42 strives to welcome not only craft beer lovers, but whole families as well. With two locations in Portage and Oshtemo, they even dedicated a section of their restaurants to a kid’s play area with the intent of providing a safe place for kids to be while parents enjoy time relaxing. L42 also provides a kid’s menu with options that include healthier selections like a chicken kabob and fresh vegetables.

Latitude 42 Brewing

More Kid-Friendly Breweries in West Michigan

Cedar Springs Brewing Company offers crafted beverages and a traditional German Bavarian meal from their “sustainably-sourced” kitchen… there’s a kid’s menu, too.

cedar springs brewing company

Grand Rapids Brewing Company , one of the original breweries in the area, offers a full menu and award-winning beers. They also have a game room with “throw-back” arcade games.

grand rapids brewing company

Located in downtown Holland, New Holland Brewing Company’s Pub on 8th offers craft beer and a diverse food menu.

new holland brewing pub

Osgood Brewing in Grandville features quality craft beer and cider, a full menu, plus a kid’s menu.

 osgood brewing

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