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Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in Central Florida

Central Florida is brimming with craft beer, and lucky for parents, many of these breweries have gotten on the family bandwagon. Grab a Lyft and get out to enjoy some suds with your little buds at these family-friendly spots where people won’t be giving you the side-eye. 

A La Cart 
While this pick isn’t a brewery per se, you’ll get all the micro brewery vibes with a rotating draft list including 15 types of craft beer and ciders coupled with a unique outdoor dining and social experience with food trucks and family-friendly fun. Located in Orlando.

Boxi Park
This 30,000 square foot open air concept is perfect for cool eleven hangs with your family. Grab some delicious food and wet your whistle with any number of unique offerings such as craft beers, fine wines, margaritas, sangrias, mixed cocktails, fresh-squeezed fruit and veggie drinks, and of course, soft drinks and chilled water. Located in Lake Nona.

Boxi Park | Lake Nona, FL

Crooked Can Brewing Company
Located inside Plant Street Market, this brewery creates something for everyone with attention to detail and a prime spot for gathering with family and friends. Located in downtown Winter Garden.

Crooked Can Brewing Company | Winter Garden, FL

Celery City Craft
Boasting over 50 beers on tap, this beer garden brings together good food, brews and vibes. Grab a picnic bench and relax in this fenced-in oasis in downtown historic Sanford.

Celery City Craft | Sanford, FL

Hourglass Brewery
With 2 locations to choose from in Longwood and the Hourglass District, you will want to grab a flight at either location.

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Stop into this local hot spot to quench your thirst while taking a whole day to explore the Ivanhoe Village area with your family. Read about their Brew & View: Family Movie Night here.

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company | Orlando, FL

Oviedo Brewing Company
OBC is all about the family-friendly atmosphere that celebrates it’s craft beers with and equally excellent gastropub menu. Located at the Oviedo Mall. It’s especially fun to go during the monthly Oviedo Brewing Night Market.

Oviedo Brewing Company | Oviedo, FL

Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company
Downtown Deland and Lake Eola both are home to these warm and inviting breweries located in super family-friendly areas that you will want to explore.

Ravenous Pig Taproom & Beer Garden
Not only is the Ravenous Pig considered the gold standard of dining in Orlando, they now have an impressive craft brew table of their own and an adorable outdoor beer garden that has been the new location of many modern parent play dates. Located in Winter Park.

Ravenous Pig Beer Garden | Winter Park, FL

Rock & Brews
Rockers of all ages will appreciate the energy at any other their three Central Florida location. They are serving up good food, killer brews and a family-friendly environment that we can appreciate. Located in Orlando, Oviedo and Kissimimee.

Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge
If it’s cider you’re looking for, this is your place. They also have a huge selection go craft beers and cocktails that you can enjoy in a giant beer garden in downtown Sanford.


Written by
Wendy Meyer

Wendy Meyer is a Winter Park mom to son, Beckett, a self-proclaimed #Disnerd and an integral collaborator at PLAYGROUND Magazine. She currently holds the titles of social media manager, events editor and writer. (That's what happens when you're good at everything they throw at ya!) You can read her single-mom musings on her blog: Mommy’s Little Rebel.

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