Field House Brewing Co.: Family Friendly Review
How Family Friendly is Field House Brewing?
Field House Brewing is an amazing family friendly brewery in Abbotsford. We've been taking our kids here for a few years now, and we all love it. To us, this is a perfect family outing. We get to have a really good drink, some awesome food, and hang out in an environment with a great vibe and friendly people. At the same time our kids are thrilled to be there. They love the food, the playground, the atmosphere, and get to move and mingle with other kids.
As Field House has grown over the years, they have really embraced the family friendly angle and it has gotten even better. Here is what you need to know before you go!
This brewery has a fun and friendly vibe. There are people of all ages, and tons of families with kids. Inside the brewery is nice, but it is really all about the patio (which is covered and heated) and front lawn. If you want sun then grab a blanket and spread out on the lawn, relax in a lawn chair, or even play a game of Corn Hole. If you want to be outside, but out of the elements, then pick a table, or bar seat on the heated, covered patio. The seating is set up to encourage mingling so be prepared to make some new friends! On cooler days you can sit inside and enjoy the cozy fireplace.
The staff are really friendly, and go out of their way to help you out. While it is counter service, they have people coming around to clear dishes, run food, and if they have time they even offer you another drink, then bring it out along with the debit machine so you don't have to wait in line! Don't count on this, but it's nice when it happens.
We classify Field House as a splurge worthy outing. Be prepared to put out some cash, but we think the hang out is worth it. However, they have just recently introduced a happy hour! If you are budget conscious like us, then here are the times to go:
Here's a Snap Shot for what to expect on the Happy Hour menu at Field House:
So what makes this place Family Friendly?
For Families with babies
While this place caters to kids and families in many ways, they don't have high chairs, and they only have one booster seat. Since we have a one year old, we take along our portable high chair and we are good to go. The picnic blankets out on the lawn are another great option if you don't mind sitting on the ground.
For families with dogs, this is a huge plus. You are welcome to bring your dog on the lawn, and they can relax with you outside on the patio. There is even dog dishes with water for the pups.
Good luck deciding! This is how they describe their beers:
"With a focus on innovation and adventure our beers are uncommon takes on classic styles capturing the terroir of East Abbotsford in both our drinkable ales and aged sours".
Try a flight, a beer cocktail, a sleeve or a pint, and then take your favourite home in a growler. We love that Field House uses local ingredients in their beers, and especially that they are growing their own ingredients in the Field House Garden.
What if you don't feel like drinking?
Yes, this is a brewery, but that doesn't mean you have to drink. There is absolutely no reason that you can't enjoy this place without alcohol. My husband isn't into beer, but he loves the food and good vibes, and appreciates that there is a good selection of non-alcoholic beverages to choose from.
What's the Food like?
They have a great selection of snacks and meals here. They use locally sourced ingredients and produce grown in their own Field House Garden making the food extremely fresh tasting. It's actually really hard to decide what to eat here because the menu is so good. We suggest you come with your family and friends and share a few things so you can try more stuff! We personally love the pizzas, tacos, the spicy mac and cheese, and the faspa board. What will you try? See the menu for yourselves!
Served every Sunday from 11am-1pm. Bottomless coffee, OJ, fun beer cocktails, flights or pints, plus a great brunch menu (everything is made with local ingredients). This is a great way to relax with the family.
The actual parking lot is small, but there is street parking, or a place next door that you can park. It isn't much of a walk at all.
If you are looking for a brewery where kids are not only allowed, but actually welcomed and catered to then this is your spot. Take the family out for an afternoon, and we guarantee you'll all have a blast. Just know that they are closed on Mondays!
Want more tips for eating out with kids? Check out 4 Tips to make Eating Out with Kids Fun!
What are your thoughts on Field House? Have you been? Know of any other cool spots like this that we should check out? Please comment below and let us know! We are on a mission to find and experience all the great things the Fraser Valley has to offer.
Happy Parents BC is on a mission to make eating out accessible and affordable for young families in the Fraser Valley. We believe that "family friendly fun" should be exciting and engaging for the entire family, and we are constantly looking for cool things to eat, drink, and do with our kids. Join us, and "drink in the moments" of family life in the Fraser Valley!