When considering locations for playdates, a winery might not sound like the most appropriate venue. However, I’ve found that Urban Vines Winery & Brewery is the perfect spot to meet up for a relaxing playdate. Located on 161st Street in Westfield, about one mile west of US 31, Urban Vines is a locally owned family-friendly winery & brewery. They offer affordable tastings inside and a huge lawn in the back overlooking the vineyards with a children’s playground, a screened-in patio with a stage for live music, firepits, comfortable couches and picnic tables on the lawn, a large stage for concerts (or for kids to pretend karaoke on), and hills for playing tag or rolling down.
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery
On a sunny summer afternoon, you can bring the kids to Urban Vines Winery & Brewery and grab a seat at a table on the patio or a picnic table to chat with friends while the kids play. There is a great play set with a rock climbing wall, a few different slides, a tunnel, and lots of things to climb on or swing from. Our kids usually run around the entire time we are there, dancing on the stage, picking dandelions on the lawn, playing an oversized Jenga, and making new friends around the playground. Urban Vines is also great for a date night, girl’s night, or a book club gathering.
Sip on Beer or Wine
Urban Vines is locally owned and they are known for their small batch winemaking and beer brewing. Their beer selection changes all of the time and features many local breweries. They have a good selection of whites, reds, bubblies, sweet wines, and wine slushies. You can order a wine flight at your table or participate in a wine tasting at the counter. If you join the wine club, you receive discounted bottle and case pricing as well as invites to members-only events. The bottles are very reasonably priced and make great gifts if you love gifting items from local businesses!
Stay for Dinner
Urban Vines offers a crowd-pleasing food menu should you find yourself hanging out through lunch or dinner! The artisan pizzas are delicious, and the menu features a kids’ pizza as well. Other options include salads, a hummus platter, bruschetta, breadsticks, charcuterie boards, and desserts. There is a limited menu on Mondays and Tuesdays. Urban Vines asks that you do not bring in outside food or drinks.
Play a Game
Don’t forget to peek inside if you are seated out back. There are tons of board games for adults and kids that you can bring out to your table to play – free of charge! We’ve made great memories here playing Cards Against Humanity while the kids played Chutes and Ladders (after exhausting themselves running around). There are also puzzles and dominoes – all sorts of kids’ games!
Plan a Perfect Playdate
I can’t count how many beautiful evenings we’ve spent here enjoying a picnic and a drink while the kids played so much they were hungry and asking to eat! Unlike at a restaurant, at Urban Vines you can eat your food in peace without being stressed out about the kids not staying in their seats. They can take a bite, walk around, and play for a little bit, then come back for another bite. Because, let’s be honest, that’s what they do. At Urban Vines, this is totally acceptable and one less thing you have to stress about!
Urban Vines is family-friendly dog friendly, and offers free parking right in front. There is a bathroom inside as well as convenient outdoor bathrooms by the play area. Cold water is always free and located in a refrigerator inside the patio door so you can just grab a large bottle and some cups and bring it outside.
For the cooler months, you can rent a fire pit for 2 hours for an extra fun evening – Urban Vines just asks that you supervise children closely around the fire! Also, there is a pond at the back of the lawn, so if you have little ones you will have to keep an eye on them around that area and make sure they don’t get too close.
Live Music and Events
You can jam to live music by local artists every Thursday and Friday evening, all afternoon and evening Saturday, and in the afternoon every Sunday. There’s always some kind of event going on like bingo or trivia night, summer concerts on the lawn, hayrides through the vineyards, or grape stomping.
Igloos and Private Parties
Every winter, you can rent an entire igloo to share with a group of friends. The heated igloos include comfortable seating, heating, and a dedicated server. It’s really cool to be outside in the snow and ice but warm and comfortable in an insulated igloo! There is also a wine cellar overlooking the tasting room that you can rent for private events. The wine cellar fits up to 25 people and is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or bridal showers and baby showers.
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Location and Hours
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery
303 E 161st Street
Westfield, IN 46074
Monday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Make sure to check out the Urban Vines website or Facebook page before you go to see if there is a special event going on. For some special concerts they do charge for parking and it can get very busy. However, if you’re going with kids, you’ll probably be there in the afternoon or early evening so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Family Friendly Wineries Near Indy
If you’re like me and hate to stay in on beautiful evenings but dread the usual rush and stress of a dinner out with kids, give Urban Vines a try. It may soon be your favorite evening destination or playdate meet-up spot as well.
Many Indy area families love exploring and trying kid-friendly wineries. Urban Vines is one of several family-friendly wineries near Indianapolis. Others include Daniel’s Vineyard, Oliver Winery, and Spencer Farm Winery. As we’re always looking for awesome wineries, we even found some of our new favorite wineries in Santa Claus, Indiana near Holiday World. In our experience, each of these wineries goes out of their way to be hospitable toward families with children.