The Pike Brewing Co.-Seattle, WA

Wow! Time for me to catch up on my posts now that it is summer time and we are back from all our adventures!

This June we ventured down to Pike Place Market (on a sunny, busy, day…not my brightest idea)–but the good part was we got to visit Pike Brewing, which we love! Not only is it a great place  to get away from the craziness that can be Pike Place, but they have good food and great brews, and most importantly they are half pint friendly!

They have a wonderful kids menu that includes more than just your normal kids food (mac n cheese, chicken, hot dogs). Our son likes their pizza, so he usually goes with that. We were lucky when we were there because they are were out of kids crust so we got a big pizza that fed our little half pint for a few days:) They also have a coloring menu that the kids can color on (or in our sons case, eat the crayons) AND they always give the kiddos stickers!IMG_3991

My husband and I both love their fish and chips and of course the GREAT beer. Kilt Lifter is still my favorite (although, I usually try to get something else when I go there since I can get that in bottles).

So next time you are down in the market area stop by this great kid friendly establishment to unwind from the crowds of the market. Your kids will love it and so will you!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: Kilt Lifter 
Dad’s Favorite Brew: Kilt Lifter (what can we say..it’s one of our favorite beers!)

Lake Chelan Brewery-Manson, WA

If you are a beer lover one of the downfalls of the Chelan area is there is only one brewery. The good news is it is a great place and it is half pint friendly!

Once again we were the only people in the brewery the first time we went (yes we went twice…what can I say, it was in walking distance). We all got the sampler so that we could try their beers and it was great. They had four beers but you got VERY generous samples of all four. My favorite was the Manson Beach Blonde, but my husband and his friend both really liked the Devil’s Backbone IPA. The other two beers they had were an Irish Stout and a Red Amber.

Our waitress when we were there was wonderful. She was super nice to us and our kiddos and even gave my husband and his pal tips on places to go fishing. We didn’t order food until the 2nd time we went and we weren’t disappointed. The wings were my favorite but the kids of course loved the fries! A plus, they also have chocolate milk for the kids!

The owners daughter was also there wandering around so I never felt bad making racket with the kids. And if your kids do make racket you can pick out a record (yes, record) to play on the turntable! It was pretty great, we had a little throw back with some Huey Lewis while we were there!

We highly recommend stopping by here when you are in the Chelan/Manson area. We had a great time both times we went and you will not be disappointed!

Cheers!

Tips:

  • They didn’t have any high chairs or boosters (that we saw anyway) so plan accordingly. If you have a LITTLE half pint and don’t have a Chico travel high chair we highly recommend getting one.
  • Bring cash so you can buy a brick to draw on! They have a brick wall and markers and for a donation to the food bank you (or your kiddo) can decorate away!

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Reuben’s Brews-Seattle, WA

Located in Ballard this a fun little brewery that I LOVE!!! It is located in the bottom of a building filled with lofts.  The brewery is actually named after the owner’s son (yea half pints!). Not only do they allow your little half pints but they also allow well behaved pooches!! Double bonus for our clan!

One of the best things about this place is they have lots of Rye beers which we happen to LOVE!! Their beers really are fantastic–I haven’t had one there that I don’t like.

Along with great beers you can also bring your own food! I really like when places that don’t serve food allow this…it’s such a great option especially if you have your hp’s with ya! The Ballard Market is close by and they have great snacks, salads and sandwiches. You could also hit up my personal favorite the El Camino Taco Truck that is right down the road and bring that in also.

A few more tips, parking can be a bit of a pain…so be prepared to maybe have to walk a little bit. The good part is there is a median you can park in, and street parking

So grab your kiddos and head down to the Ballard area and stop off at Reuben’s…you will NOT be sorry!!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: American Rye

Dad’s Favorite Brew: American Rye (We agree!!!)

Iron Goat-Spokane, WA

We recently visited the Iron Goat on a trip to Spokane to visit my brother. We called ahead to see if minors were allowed. We were told that they were as long as they were “under control.” I have no issues with that at all! I think it’s great when places are honest about their expectations! Our minor at the time was asleep in his car seat so we figured he would be fine, and he was!

This is a very small establishment so I completely understand why they want well behaved nuggets only. I suggest visiting if you have a nice and quite kid or a baby…otherwise, hold off on this one. What a fun great location though! You feel like you are lost in a not-so-nice part of Spokane and then out of nowhere this really great old brick building pops out of nowhere, the inside is awesome!

The beers were great! They don’t serve food but you can bring your own in which I always appreciate!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: Goatmeal Stout

Dad’s Favorite Brew: Head Butt IPA