Kevin, Bob, and Bradley, the founders of Random Row Brewing Co., have a vision to make a brewery and tasting room that has a little bit for everybody, kids included. Family friendly breweries are becoming a popular destination across the country, and a quick search on Google will bring up several articles highlighting these establishments.
Charlottesville in general is a great place to raise a family, and there is no shortage of things to do that involve the whole family. Before the brewery boom in Virginia (pre 2012 and SB-604) anyone bringing their kids to a bar would have been seen as irresponsible. This may still be the case, but we’re not a bar, we’re a brewery with a tasting room. What’s the difference? Rather than trying to define what a bar is, I can describe the purpose of a brewery tasting room. According to the state of Virginia, we are a manufacturing business. We manufacture beer that we can then showcase and sell directly to the consumer from the “factory”. The goal isn’t to get you intoxicated, it’s to have you experience the product we work so hard to produce while enjoying the environment we are currently working on creating.
Blue Mountain Brewery in Crozet is very family friendly, but 20-30 minutes away from Charlottesville.
This is where we want to ask for your opinions and ideas. We have been working on different ways to keep children occupied and happy while the adults are sampling the various beers we will have on tap. We want to preserve the atmosphere we are creating while offering a few activities for the kids. Small, child-sized tables with crayons and coloring books, a chalkboard wall for coloring, “family nights” with kid activities, these are all things we are considering having. Oh, and did we mention there will be plenty of parking right outside the brewery?
Please comment on what you would like to see at the brewery to keep your kids happy and occupied!
Construction has begun! Trenches being cut into the concrete for plumbing and our brewery trench drains!