Jax is a top family destination in Florida, with an abundance of breweries that cater to the needs of families. All the breweries of the Jax Ale trail provide special attractions, games and activities to keep children entertained while the grownups unwind. From offering highchairs and family board games, to outdoor games, and specialty sodas for the little ones, going to a brewery really can be fun for the whole family in Jax!
THE JAX ALE TRAIL is home to 19 Craft Breweries, here are some of the coolest family-friendly options:
Head to Intuition Ale Works in the heart of the Sports Complex in Downtown for a great beer with a view! The tap room has a rooftop bar that overlooks both the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium and the St. Johns River. While you sample some of their local brews like the Jon Boat Coastal Ale, People’s Pale Ale and I-10 IPA, the little ones can stay entertained playing board games, ping-pong, and cornhole. Join them during their Saturday morning yoga classes or special family game nights with bounce houses, face-painting and balloon animals.
On Saturday & Sundays, Engine 15 Brewing Company Tap Room & Biergarten in Downtown Jax offers not just delicious cold craft brews like the 904 Weissguy, the Route 90 Rye and their Orange Cream Ale, but also a pretty unique family experience with a life-size pirate ship playground in their beer garden, a grassy area for picnics, food trucks, bicycle racks and some family board games.
In Jacksonville’s historic Springfield neighborhood, Hyperion Brewing Co. offers a rotating lineup of craft sodas for little guests to enjoy, as well as puzzles and board games for the whole family. The brewery also offers aspiring brewers the chance to create their own beer. Sounds like a fun family experiment! For adult guests, Hyperion has a selection of very unique craft brews including their Blonde #3 with blood oranges, a Coffee Stout with Nitro and a Berliner Weisse.
At Wicked Barley Brewing Company, in the heart of the Mandarin neighborhood, beer and adventure lovers can arrive to enjoy a great family time via boat or kayak. Wicked Barley offers a great food menu, a covered patio, a dock, and fun activities like cornhole, outdoor hammocks, Adirondack chairs, trivia, and plenty of outdoor activities.
In Jacksonville Beach, Green Room Brewing has a full room dedicated to family fun! They have ping pong tables, foosball tables, jenga, board games and live music during the weekend. You are also welcomed to bring your own food. Green Room offers a long list of craft beers including their Count Shakula Stout, Pablo Beach Pale Ale, and Fruit on the Bottom Sour.
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