When you think of a brewery, you might not automatically think of a child friendly atmosphere. While brewery tours and innovative brewing may not interest your little ones, the wind turbine that powers the Outer Banks Brewing Station is going to fascinate them. We’re huge fans of the Outer Banks Brewing Station and time after time, we have had incredible dining experiences at the Brewing Station with our entire family.
The Outer Banks Brewing Station is the first wind-powered brewery in the United States and it sits right here in Kill Devil Hills. With a maximum designed windspeed of 135mph, the wind turbine that stands in the backyard powers the brewery and it’s such a sight to see. The backyard of the Brewing Station also boasts a pirate ship playhouse complete with slides and kids corn hole boards.
With room to run around, our kids are entertained and my husband and I can actually have an adult conversation while we wait for our food and enjoy one of the outstanding local brews. It’s no wonder that the Outer Banks Brewing Station is Outer Banks Mom Approved! Have I mentioned that our kids usually head home with full tummies and they’re absolutely exhausted from playing for hours?
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that we go for the amazing food and libations. The kid-friendly vibe is an added bonus. I could eat the Pan Seared Scallops with pimento cheese risotto every single day! Jason’s go-to is the Petite Filet with jumbo lump crab meat. While they may be best known as a brewery, food comes second to none and not a single detail on the plate goes unnoticed. We always opt for the chip and dip plate but it never lasts long enough for a photo.
Another amazing feature of the Brewing Station is the brand new backyard bar. With a fresh renovation completed last Spring, you’re going to love kicking back and enjoying the backyard atmosphere, new seating at the bar and their amazing cocktails and handcrafted beer!
While we love the outdoor atmosphere this time of year, the interior of the restaurant is tradition for our Sunday brunch and you won’t find a better brunch on the Outer Banks! Every Sunday from 11:30am-3:00pm, you can enjoy mimosas, “man-mosas” and the best biscuits and gravy money can buy!
Have y’all tried out the Outer Banks Brewing Station yet? Tell us your favorite OBBS dish or brew in the comments!