Dreaming of a place where cradling a baby in one arm and a cold brewskie in the other is not frowned upon—but rather, encouraged? Believe it or not, there are plenty of beer spots in Los Angeles that are not just kid friendly, but go above and beyond to cater to families large and small. Here are seven spots where you can chow down, sip, take in a game and be with your home team all at the same time. Cheers!


photo credit: Golden Road Brewing Company

Golden Road Brewing Company
Walk into this place and the first thing that hits you is the sheer number of parents with wee ones in tow. Heck, this place even has a kid’s menu and lawn games when sitting still becomes too tough. The 32,000 square-foot brewery and pub houses a 15-barrel and 50-barrel system in a former Southern Pacific switching station. You can still catch a train going by every now and again—a great attraction for the kids. Try the hand crafted Bavarian Pretzel with a side of spicy mustard and a tall pint of Golden Road Hefeweizen. You’re welcome.

Golden Road Brewing Company
5410 West San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, Ca 9003
Phone: 213-373-4677
Online: goldenroad.la


photo credit: Meghan Rose

Simmzy’s Pub
They play bean bag toss outside, you relax in or out with a drink—24 beers on tap, always rotating. (That’s at the Burbank location; in Manhattan Beach they’re playing Bocci… point being, there are games for kids at every location!) And if you’re looking for something more than suds, there are also 10 wines and divine drinks where everything from bitters to tonics is made in house. And the food isn’t an afterthought.  It’s local, organic, and sustainable—all the things you’re looking to feed your kids, in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Superb sourced drinks, and a place where kids love to play (and then clean their plates).

Simmzy’s Pub can be found at the original Manhattan Beach spot, in Long Beach, the newly opened location is in Burbank and they’ve already broken ground in Venice. Check the website for directions and hours.
Online: simmzys.com

rascal la

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Rascal Los Angeles
Rascal is a great place to take you’re little rascals, especially at happy hour. You saw that joke coming, but all puns aside, this place is an excellent choice for quality eats and micro brewed beers. Stop on by to mix and mingle with other neighborhood chowhounds. Order the grilled cheese and tater tots for your tots, and grab a phenomenal burger for yourself. At happy hour (from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. everyday)  you can order everything from a special menu with burgers, salmon tartar, fried chicken and house drinks for only $6 a pop. On the regular menu, lots of vegetarian options are available as well. The beer list is great and if you’re into wine they have that too. Word to the wise: things can get a little crowded during the dinnertime rush, which is just another reason we love to visit at happy hour.

Rascal Los Angeles
801 S. La Brea Ave.
Mid-City Los Angeles
Online: rascalla.com

original farmers market

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EB’s Beer and Wine in the Original Farmers Market
Most people know the Farmers Market for its variety of cheap eats, but hidden in the morass of Cajun, Thai, French and Mexican food stands is EB’s Beer and Wine Bar. Show up on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy live music and drink specials. There’s always a new beer on tap. And the place is also right next door to a yummy Italian stand, where they sell pizza by the slice and small pasta plates for kids. The beauty of this spot is that everyone can eat exactly what they want, and drink exactly what they want, all while watching the latest game of the season on big screens. We’ll drink to that!

EB’s Beer and Wine
333 W 3rd St.
Mid-City LA
Phone: 323-549-2157
Online: farmersmarketbars.com


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Wurstküche Dogs and Brew
In the mood for some of juiciest brauts, links and dogs you’ve ever tasted? Head to the German inspired Wurstküche, purveyor of exotic grilled sausages. Be adventurous with a grilled rattlesnake and rabbit link, but get the old-fashioned brats or vegetarian links for the kiddos. Located in Downtown Los Angeles arts district, you’ll be hanging with the hip crowd. With over 24 imported beers on tap, you’ll be able to find something you like, and trying to find that perfect pint is half the fun. The extra crispy Belgian fries with homemade dipping sauces are sure to please everyone. Family style tables are great for crowds.

Wurstküche Downtown Dogs and Brew
800 East Third St.
Downtown LA
Phone: 213-687-4444
Online: wurstküche.com

rock brew

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Rock and Brews El Segundo
See all those kids in soccer uniforms and t-ball jerseys? This is a popular post game locale for parents. Take in a game on over four big screens, while the kids run circles around your table or climb the toddler jungle gym. (We told you it was kid friendly!) Discover hard to find beers on tap—there’s a list of over 39 draft beers. Try local favorites like the rotating El Segundo brew or the Eagle Rock Manifesto. Share a pizza or a basket of cooked to order wings with the fam. Kid menu and crayons included. (They also have a location in Redondo Beach, and a mini one at LAX.)

Rock and Brews El Segundo
143 Main St.
El Segundo
Phone: 310-615-9890
Online: rockandbrews.com


photo credit: Los Angeles Brewing Company

Los Angeles Brewing Company
With over 100 beers on tap, Los Angeles Brewing Company is a beer lover’s paradise. Check out their large menu full of familiar favorites (burgers, salads, pastas, homemade desserts and more) and settle in for a spell. The strollers parked outside are a prefect indication that this place welcomes kids of all ages. The weekend brunch boasts crispy waffle sandwiches and scrumptious egg scrambles. Wash it all down with a tall Negro Modelo: a hard beer to find on tap, but they have it here.  There’s also a gated patio, just in case you have Fido with you, as well.

Los Angeles Brewing Company
750 South Broadway
Downtown LA
Phone: 213-622-0500
Online: labrewingco.com

Where do you go with the kids to enjoy a cold brew?  Have we missed a scintillating spot? 

—Christina Montoya Fiedler