Last year we published a blog post on family-friendly breweries which is a favorite of mine. We have not been going inside restaurants or bars however, so we bring you a list of breweries that have outdoor space large enough to social distance. Be sure to check the websites for protocols and hours as many breweries are closed a few days of the week. An alternative to taking the entire family to enjoy a brew– you can plan a great day date or overnight with adults and check out this Countryside Bike Tour published by Edible DC where you bike, drink and eat along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) and the Rock Creek Trail. Note: not all have outdoor space necessarily.
Lone Oak Farm– Olney, MD
Tons and tons of outdoor space. Bring a blanket incase the many picnic tables are occupied. They even have a small playground.
7 Locks Brewing– Rockville, MD
Pretty small outdoor space but there are picnic tables nonetheless. Perhaps a better place to go with adults.
The Brookeville Beer Farm– Brookeville, MD
A perfect brewery to bring a blanket and relax on the lawn, grab a brew and a pizza.
Denizens– Silver Spring, MD
They accept reservations in their beer garden for parties up to 6 people. The beer garden seating is weather dependent. They have some fire pits, but as the weather chills, they recommend you bring your own blanket!
Waredaca Brewing Company– Laytonsville, MD
Reservations are for two hours and a maximum of six people. Walk ins, dogs and families are welcome!
Vanish Farmwoods Brewery– Leesburg, VA
Another great place to spread out a blanket and play games. They have corn hole and other outdoor games to play along with a playground. A reader recommends to visit Temple Hall Farm while you are out that way; a working farm open free to the public.
Solace Brewing Company– Dulles, VA
Not much of an outdoor area for families– better for a date.
Dirt Farm Brewing– Bluemont, VA
Right up the hill from Great Country Farm with the most AMAZING views. Hang with the kids picking fruit at GCF and then head up the mountain to relax on the great lawn and play some games while you imbibe. They are open to outdoor seating only with plenty of space.
Port City Brewing– Alexandria, VA
Port City Brewing is thrilled to be open and accepting limited reservations for outdoor seating.
Caboose Brewery Company– Vienna, VA & Fairfax, VA
Both locations are incredibly family friendly. The Fairfax location seems to have a larger outdoor space.
Wunder Garten Beer Garden– NE, DC
Lawn games, a children’s play area and many outdoor tables.
Right Proper Brewing Company– Shaw & Brookland
With a small outdoor area, kids can keep themselves busy for a bit but take some games for more entertainment. They now take resvervations.
Bluejacket– SE, DC
The patio is open and you order online once you are seated.
Bardo Beer– SE, DC
The strangest setup but one of the most inventive. Situated between Nats Park and the water. You can enter from Riverwalk or Potomac Ave/S Capitol St SE. Perfect for pre-game or post-game hangout. TONS of seating and fun outdoor games, right next to the river! Also, dog friendly.