Note: The taproom is currently 21+ only and masks are required.
Sometimes the only way we get to do adult things is to bring the baby and kids along, and Drekker Brewing Company is one of our favorites for adulting! Not only are there pinball machines for older kids, but there is plenty of space for a stroller indoors and out. Overall, it’s a laid-back and local vibe.
Their sour beers have stolen our taste buds and as a result, our hearts. They are so unique and the names have us laughing every time! Our go-to is the Brain Squeeze Smoothie Sour. It’s just the right amount of smooth and tart.
Let’s not forget about the ooey gooey goodness that is their grilled cheese sandwiches! Drekker has a flavor line-up that pairs perfectly with their brews. The heat of the jalapeno popper sandwich and the cool of a crisp brew is a match made in heaven! They also have a rotation of local food trucks onsite.
There are really so many reasons to visit Drekker. Day or night, kids or no kids. It’s mom (and dad) approved!
Top Pick: Brain Squeeze Smoothie Sour
Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Address: 1666 1st Ave N (Fargo)
Originally located in Mapleton, ND, this local brewery has been in Fargo since 2019. With regular music scheduled and open mic nights, this makes for a great post-dinner date night spot. True to their Irish roots, these brewers create tasty lagers and ales, and have ventured into new fusions like fruit-flavored sours and goses.
Overall, it’s a fun place to grab drinks in Downtown Fargo.
Top Pick: Ribbonman Red Ale
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Saturday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. | CLOSED Sunday-Tuesday
Address: 630 1st Ave N Suite 6 (Fargo)
The OG of the breweries in Fargo and Moorhead, Fargo Brewing Company is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2020. Fargo Brewing Company is currently undergoing a remodel which promises so much more room for (future) activities! Supervised minors are allowed in the taproom and leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed on the patio when it is available. However, there may be events where kids and pups should stay home.
Top pick: If you’re looking for a refreshing citrus beer, their radler, Kenny’s Lemonade, is top notch. If you’re newer to craft beer, Stone’s Throw is a good one to try.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Address: 610 University Dr N (Fargo)
Note: The Taproom is open during construction, but you may want to check their Facebook page before heading over to see what may be impacted at the moment.
Note: They are only open for off-sale at this time. See temporary hours below.
Junkyard has been a staple of the FM brewery scene since 2013. Their environment is family-friendly and inviting.
When the taproom is open, minors are allowed through dinner time, as long as they’re accompanied by a parent. And Junkyard is a great place to bring the family. Because they frequently support live entertainment, it’s a great place for everyone to hear local musicians.
In addition, their next-door neighbor, Sol Avenue Kitchen, is a convenient choice for food to accompany the beers.
We recommend the Super Slurp and the Double Dry Hopped Galactic Falconer. The Super Slurp is a refreshing sour accompanied by lactose and vanilla that smooths the bitterness commonly associated with sours. The Galactic Falconer is a New England IPA. The dryness makes it a worthy choice for those who shy away from hoppiness.
Top Pick: Super Slurp Sour or the Double Hopped Galactic Falconer IPA
Hours: (Temporary Off-Sale Only) Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | CLOSED Sunday
Address: 1416 1st Ave N (Moorhead)
Note: There is currently no outdoor seating, but safety and social-distancing protocols are in place for indoor use.
Top Pick: For those that like lighter beers, order the Golden Gun. However, if an IPA is more your style, their Galactic Implication is good, too!
Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Friday 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Address: 1100 NP Ave N #101 (Fargo)
Top Pick: Short Shorts Seltzer or the Django Belgian Style Tripel
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Saturday 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Sunday 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. | CLOSED Monday & Tuesday
Address: 814 Center Ave Suite 1 (Moorhead)
This kid (and dog*) friendly cider bar has both indoor and outdoor seating options. And if your family likes a little competition, head upstairs to enjoy board games and even a regulation-size shuffle board table!
Top Pick: Waggle Dance
Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Address: 6 12th St N (Fargo)