Lake Monster Brewing Company
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Monday-Thursday: 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm, Sun: 12pm-8pm
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Lake Monster Brewing Company, located in the heart of the Twin Cities, is a great family-friendly outing year-round.
Known as one of the most kid-friendly breweries in the state, this brewery has so many great things going for it. We visited on the nicest spring day of the year and got lucky when we arrived because we got one of the last outdoor patio tables. When I say the patio here is huge, it's not an exaggeration. There are easily 25 outdoor tables and even some benches scattered throughout the patio area. Many patrons arriving after us were standing around having a pint while they waited for people to leave. Many tables have built-in fire pits that the 'beertender' is happy to light for you. A nice touch for a cool spring night. When I went inside I noticed tons of indoor tables, most open and unoccupied because of the nice spring day. But this would be a great spot on a cold winter afternoon. One corner has a huge children's area with books, Duplo building blocks, a kids' table, and games. Seeing this was absolutely incredible, I've never seen a brewery have all of that for kiddos.
The beer menu here has a variety of beers, some light, others dark. Hoppy, light and crisp, fruity and even sours. You can easily find something here that you would like. For the non-beer drinkers, they have locally made soda in cans available for purchase. The brewery does not have food but they offer some locally made snacks and they often have local food trucks parked outside on weekends. This is one of my top picks for a family-friendly brewery in the Twin Cities, I highly recommend it.
After a visit here, swing over to Longfellow Grill and enjoy some delicious food on the huge patio.