A Mom’s Guide to Local Breweries in Fargo & Moorhead

Breweries in Fargo.
Growlers to go, flights to sample, games and events…our local breweries in Fargo and Moorhead provide an array of entertainment and goodness to sip. Our community has been fortunate to have a number of breweries and even a cider house open in recent years. Each is unique in both its craft and atmosphere. If you haven’t visited any, or have some on your list left to check out, here’s an overview of what’s out there. Keep these spots in mind for a date night, a girls night, or a place to bring the whole family!

Drekker Brewing Company

Kid-friendly until 8:00 p.m.!

Drekker Brewing

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. And all of their beers are so unique and the names have us laughing every time!

They change out their beer rotation regularly, so check their website to see what’s currently on tap.

Drekker offers some snack foods and also (seasonally) have a rotation of local food trucks onsite.

And check out Brewhalla, just next door. It’s a place to shop and eat with a variety of vendors, all locally-owned small businesses!

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Address: 1666 1st Ave N (Fargo)

Fargo Brewing Company


The OG of the breweries in Fargo and Moorhead, Fargo Brewing Company has expanded their taproom to be even bigger and better! 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.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Address: 610 University Dr N (Fargo)

Icewind Brewing


This brewery and taproom is located just off I-94 in Mapleton, ND. They feature a variety of traditional and experimental beers. Check their website for a full listing of what’s on tap!

Kids are welcome at Icewind Brewing and well-behaved dogs are allowed on the patio.

Hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Address: 349 Knutson St, Unit B (Mapleton)

Junkyard Brewing


Junkyard has been a staple of the FM brewery scene since 2013. Their environment is family-friendly and inviting.

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.

And they frequently support live entertainment, it’s a fun spot for everyone to hear local musicians.

Specializing in new and experimental styles, their drink menu changes often. Check out their website for a current listing!

In addition, their next door neighbor, Sol Avenue Kitchen, is a convenient choice for food to accompany the beers.junkyard brewing

Hours: Monday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. |  Friday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Address: 1416 1st Ave N (Moorhead)

Pixeled Brewing

Kids allowed all day Sundays!

If you are looking for a twist on the usual brewery, Pixeled is a fun place to grab a beer and play some old-school arcade games! They have 60 classic arcade games from the 80s, 90s, and beyond.

While kids are allowed in on Sundays from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., Pixeled is otherwise a 21+ only business.

Check out the Pixeled website to see what’s currently on tap!

Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Friday 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Address: 1100 NP Ave N #101 (Fargo)

Swing Barrel Brewing


Housed in a historic brick building in downtown Moorhead, Swing Barrel is the newest of the local breweries in Fargo and Moorhead. They opened their doors in 2020. They have a large taproom and patio, and are kid-friendly all the time!

Scope out their website to see what’s currently on tap.

Hours: Monday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Address: 814 Center Ave Suite 1 (Moorhead)

Wild Terra


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!

Wild terra
Photo credit: Wild Terra

There’s something for everyone at Wild Terra! Because they offer N/A options, regional beers, wine, and, of course, a rotation of over a dozen dry and sweet ciders on tap. And grab a meal or snack from a local food truck certain days of the week.

Check out their current drink menu and food truck schedule.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. | Friday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Sunday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Address: 6 12th St N (Fargo)

*Dogs only allowed on the patio.

So there you have it: Mom-approved beers and ciders everyone can enjoy at the breweries in Fargo and Moorhead. Cheers!

Thanks to our Fargo Mom writers for compiling this article: Nikki Hillman, Amanda McKinnon, Calli Adamson Bakken, Katie McCormick, & Katina Behm.

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