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Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in NYC, Westchester, & Long Island

Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in NYC, Westchester, & Long Island

Grab a pint with your parent friends at one of these kid-friendly beer gardens in NYC and the surrounding metro area.


With summer fast approaching, many parents are looking for places where they can spend family time while also unwinding from a tough day or week. Well, look no further than a nearby, family-friendly beer garden, where you can sip some local brews, listen to music, and enjoy some tasty treats—and the kids are welcome to come too! Luckily, our area has plenty of kid-friendly beer gardens to check out in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties. And if wine is more your speed, check out these family-friendly wineries on Long Island.

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Kid-Friendly Beer Gardens in NYC

Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan
212-866-4500
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Located near the north end of Central Park, families can come in to listen to some live music on Saturdays and Sundays while trying out some tasty treats from the establishment’s unique menu. Of course, there is also an impressive selection of craft beers and wine.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, Queens
718-274-4925
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Enjoy authentic Czech beer and food—as well as live music—at the Bohemian Beer Hall. Bonus: It has a large outdoor space, so there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Berry Park

4 Berry St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
718-782-2829
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Berry Park is a soccer fan’s delight, with the beer garden often showcasing live international matches and, of course, presenting the World Cup when it airs. Sip your beer on the rooftop while sampling some frickles (fried pickles). There are also plenty of menu options for the kids, including mac and cheese and fries.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kid-Friendly Beer Gardens in Westchester

Bridgeview Tavern

226 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow
914-332-0078
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Bridgeview Tavern offers a rotating selection of the finest American craft beers to go, but you can also stay awhile since there is outdoor and limited indoor seating. Not into beer? Choose from one of Bridgeview’s specialty cocktails and order from its extensive menu. The venue doesn’t take reservations, though, so be sure to get there early.

Broken Bow Brewery

173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe
914-268-0900
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Even dogs are welcome at this family-run micro-brewery, which has plenty of outdoor seating. Its 1951 Chevy Beer Truck will start serving brews soon and various food trucks will be on hand throughout the summer, as well as a farmer’s market.

J.P. Doyles

48 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow
914-631-3015
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With two beer gardens there’s room for everyone at J.P. Doyles, serving up cans and 10 beers on draft, as well as frozen drinks and margaritas. The menu includes the standard fare of burgers, salads, and wings, as well as a kids’ menu. Every Tuesday is Tacos & Trivia Tuesday and there’s also a Sunday brunch. Reservations are recommended. 

The Wolf & Warrior

195 E. Post Road, White Plains
914-368-8617
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More than 80 percent of the grain and 40 percent of the hops brewed here are grown in New York, while the menu includes everything from pizza and tacos to homemade chicken tenders and nachos.

Kid-Friendly Beer Gardens in Rockland

Seven Lakes Station

80 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg
845-712-5586
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Located near Harriman State Park, Seven Lakes Station is a great place to refuel after a hike or bike ride. It offers 14 local and specialty taps on rotation and rare craft beers to go, and also serves a variety of food including sandwiches, soups, and delicious snacks.

Kid-Friendly Beer Gardens on Long Island

BrewSA 

180 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport
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BrewSA makes its beer in its own facility, offering a wide range of premium craft brews, which are regularly on tap, as well as seasonal brews. While the only food it sells is pretzels, there are plenty of restaurants along Freeport’s Miracle Mile. And BrewSA donates 25 percent of profits to Veterans Charities.

EGP Oceanside 

2823 Long Beach Road, Oceanside 
516-766-9547
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EGP, which has 24 beers on tap as well as artisanal cocktails created by world-renowned mixologist Willy Shine, focuses on mostly organic and non-GMO food. There is a kids’ menu as well as indoor and outdoor patio seating.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Plattdeutsche Park

1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
516-354-3131
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Feel as if you’ve traveled to Munich at this outdoor beer hall, which is open on Friday and Saturdays, featuring live music, as well as special events throughout the year. There are both German and local craft beers available.

Prost Grill & Garten 

652 Franklin Ave., Garden City
516-427-5656
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Home of award-winning “pig wings,” this German bier hall and kitchen has 24 tap beers and 6 flat screens that usually have at least one soccer game airing.

Blue Point Brewery 

225 W. Main St., Patchogue
631-627-8292
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Located in the heart of Patchogue, the Blue Point Brewery is kid- and dog-friendly. It features a gastropub with a full menu.

Great South Bay Brewery 

25 Drexel Drive, Bay Shore
631-392-8472
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Great South welcomes families seven days a week (dogs are also permitted any day except Saturdays). The location boasts a large taproom, and guests can play darts and cornhole. Food trucks are on-site to serve various fares. 

Harbor Head Brewing Company 

81 Fort Salonga Road, Unit D, Northport
631-815-5588
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Although Harbor Head doesn’t serve food, it is conveniently located on the town’s Main Street, so there are plenty of places to grab a bite. There is also a large patio in the back, so families can relax while Mom and Dad try out the brews.

Port Jeff Brewing Company 

22 Mill Creek Road, Port Jefferson
631-331-2959
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Located in the heart of Port Jefferson, the brewery features a seven-barrel system capable of producing 217 gallons (about 86 cases) per brew. There is a summer concert series every Wednesday night during the summer months. Concerts are free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine. 

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