Monday, July 12, 2010

Brew Pub with Kids!

Some people do reviews of books, some do reviews of parks, I'm going to do reviews of Brew Pubs. LOL. Portland has more brew pubs per capita than any other city in the US.
I don't go to many brew pubs these days but we did happen to go to my favorite brew pub last night. It's called Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB).
It's been so long since I've had my all time favorite beer called Survival Stout. The beer is dark and rich and has coffee in it (which is probably why I like it so much). We even had 2 kegs from HUB for our wedding.
I haven't had it since before I was pregnant. Once I got pregnant I wanted that to be the first beer I had once I had Luke. But, you know how it goes with a baby, you never quite do all you want to. I just kind of forgot about it. Then one weekend a couple months ago Ben and I decided we'd go for lunch. Luke fell asleep on the way there. He was younger then so we just decided to turn around, go home and let him sleep. No beer for me.
Yesterday we remembered it again. We were on the way there around 5pm and Luke fell asleep again. He must of knew we were going there. But this time, since he already had a long nap earlier, we just went for it. We carried him in while he was sleeping and he rested on Ben's chest until he woke up.
I was a little embarrassed about bringing a sleeping baby there. But to my surprise, in the restaurant part of it there were TONS of kids. Toddlers, babies, older kids. The people that sat next to us even had their sleeping baby there too (though he was in a car seat, I'll save that annoyance for another blog post). The place was really kid friendly. They had a coloring menu that was far better than most. Not to mention the kids' food (most of it anyway) was actually healthy. They serve organic and sustainable food there. The PB&J and other types of sandwiches were all served on whole wheat bread, there was whole wheat pasta, and the chicken fingers, not only good chicken, but grilled not fried. I couldn't believe how kid-friendly this brew pub was. From the food, to the stools by the sinks in the bathroom, to the coloring stuff, it was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a dinner out (with beer) and kids!
We had a great time and we even brought some beer to take home. I can't wait to go back.


Christina said...

Since I don't live in Portland, I've only been there once, but I absolutely love that place. I miss good beer!!

Pickle said...

Aw yeah it's the best huh?

Hey, you guys have Kona. I like the Porter they make... the coffee one. It is pretty comparable to the survior stout (just not as good ;)

Christina said...
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Christina said...

We haven't gone down to the brewpub yet, but I get the Longboard lager from the grocery store. I really like that one. I'll have to try their porter.

Megan said...

We just went to a local brewery tap room as well and brought our daughter. I even nursed her there. I laughed so hard thinking of that line in Sweet Home Alabama: "You've got a a bar!" My daughter then proceeded to walk around the room waving at people as they drank.

Pickle said...

Lol that's funny about the song Megan!! I like when places are family friendly.... It's really the way it should be.