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Father’s Day Brewery Good Bets

Lennon, with dad Denny McCormick, enjoys Fremont Brewery’s housemade soda “for kids and expecting mothers only.”


It’s that time of year for Dad’s special day, so grab your half-pints and head to one of Seattle’s many kid-friendly breweries for a Father’s Day celebration the whole family can enjoy.

 Stoup Brewing, in the heart of Ballard’s brewery district, offers a tucked-away corner full of games for the kiddos, with a large roll of butcher paper and markers for little artists. For food, there’s a snack machine full of healthy options, and rotating food trucks. Beer recommendation: Mosaic, a highly drinkable, hop-forward pale ale with notes of citrus and mango. 1108 NW 52nd St.; stoupbrewing.com

 Optimism Brewing Company on Capitol Hill has an enclosed play area packed with toys, and the enormous space even allows kids’ birthday parties. Hit up the on-site food truck or bring your own food. Or a nearby restaurant (like Sizzle Pie) can deliver to the beer hall. Dogs are welcome, too. Beer recommendation: Zest, a medium-bodied IPA with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. 1158 Broadway; optimismbrewing.com

 Peddler Brewing in Ballard offers a stellar beer garden where parents can sit and enjoy a brew whilst the kids run around or enjoy a game of cornhole. Grab some lunch to go from the excellent Mean Sandwich next door, or enjoy food trucks in the evenings and on weekends. Beer recommendation: Beach Cruiser Blonde, a light-bodied, easy drinking blonde ale. 1514 NW Leary Way; peddlerbrewing.com

 Fremont Brewing, found in the self-proclaimed center of the universe, offers a large indoor area for chillier days, and a patio that’s perfect for a sunny picnic. If you’re ordering delivery from one of Fremont’s tasty eateries, free pretzels and apples will keep everyone happy until dinner arrives. Beer recommendation: Fremont Summer Ale, a pale ale with big flavors and notes of tangerine; a Seattle classic. 1050 N 34th St.; fremontbrewing.com

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