The Top Meals and Activities to Treat Your Dad on Father's Day
Dads deserve love, and lots of it! Whether it's brunch or a round of golf, use this weekend to treat your pops to one of these top menus and activities in the Bay Area.
Legends of Candlestick
If your dad is a football fan, this is the best gift you could possibly give him. On July 12th, NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, along with their 49er teammates including Roger Craig and Dwight Clark, will face off against a team of NFL stars captained by Hall of Famer Dan Marino in the ultimate flag football showdown. “Legends of Candlestick” – and this will seriously be a legendary event – will also be the last football game ever played at Candlestick Park. Blow your siblings out of the water with tickets to this historic event. Saturday, July 12: $35-$65, 7:00 p.m, Candlestick Park. Get tickets here.
Not every dad loves golf, but most enjoy a good challenge. In celebration of Father's Day, Bluestem Brasserie is setting up a putting green on their rooftop patio during brunch on Sunday. Start practicing, because guests will have one shot to make a hole in one! Those who accomplish the feat will earn themselves an Egg in a Basket (their version of Toad in a Hole) or a John Daly cocktail (lemonade, sweet tea, and vodka). 1 Yerba Buena Lane
Slow Club is partnering with neighbor and camping extraordinaire Alite Designs for Father's Day this year. The duo is offering a complimentary bloody Mary to all dads who shop at Alite on Sunday, June 15. Or, start with brunch and then take your receipt next door, where Alite will gift you two sets of their Cloverware 4-in-1 utensils to help you with your next camping adventure. 2501 Mariposa St.
Canela Bistro & Bar is offering Dad a special three-course prix fixe menu with optional beer pairing for brunch and dinner – because Dads love beer with breakfast, obvs. From 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on June 15, sit back, relax, and feast upon Padron peppers with flakey sea salt; a cup of seasonal gazpacho with croqueta; an artisan salad of mixed lettuces, garlic chips, sesame seeds, and drunken goat cheese to start. Then dig into a second course of three grilled and marinated dishes including shrimp pinchos with aioli, pork tenderloin pinchos with piquillo marmalade, and lamb pinchos with shoe string potatoes. To complete the meal, there's kale and goat cheese stuffed piquillo pepper, followed by wild boar stuffed piquillo pepper, and a choice of homemade dessert and coffee or tea. Sunday, June 15: $32 per person, An additional $12 pairs with two beers, $17 for three, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 2272 Market St.
Wente Vineyard’s Father’s Day gift package includes a round of golf and tickets to their Craft Beer Dinner on Friday, June 13th. For eats, chef Owen Nattrass will prepare a four-course dinner designed to highlight local Livermore Valley brews including Altamont Beer Works, Schubros Brewery, Working Man Brewing Company, and Eight Bridges Brewing. Reps from the breweries will also be at the dinner to provide tastings and talk about their beers, as chef Nattrass explains the reasoning behind each pairing. Friday, June 13: 6:00 p.m., 5040 Arroyo Road
Hayes Valley institution Absinthe will be featuring a summer brunch menu this weekend especially for dads. The menu will include classic dishes as well as a special pan-roasted filet mignon and Dungeness crab fritter served with basil-corn pudding, asparagus, and brown-butter hollandaise for $27 that will have your pops' mouth watering. Sunday, June 15: 1:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., 398 Hayes Street.
Can't get out to see your dad this weekend? Send a cheese basket in your stead. Esteemed Point Reyes cheese company Cowgirl Creamery has curated a custom Father's Day basket with bold flavors that any father will enjoy. The collection includes: Cowgirl Creamery's own Red Hawk, Cabot Creamery's Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, and Briar Rose Creamery's Loralei – as well as artisanal salami from Creminelli Fine Meats. We won't tell if you send one to yourself as well. $75 + $15 shipping. Order here.
For East Bay-dwelling Dads, Homestead in Oakland will be serving a $60 three-course prix fixe menu, with either soft-shell crab or ribeye entree options. Now that's a meal dads can get behind. Sunday, June 15: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., 429 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
It's not everyday you get the chance to take your dad to tea, but it's bound to be a meal he'll never forget. Charles Chocolates is hosting a Father's Day Tea at noon on Sunday, June 15. The menu includes your choice of fresh brewed teas or Charles Chocolates' classic hot chocolate, cheddar and chive scone, braised short rib slider, Merguez sausage sandwich, Mac & cheese lasagna, Bourbon truffles, GIanduja chocolate blocks, and lemon curd and fresh raspberry tart for dessert. Sunday, June 15: 12 p.m., $36.50 per adult, 535 Florida St. Get tickets here.